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Old 03-20-2013, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: What do you need to start?

I turn my rods by hand. I don't think it's a big deal and I even have a motorized turner.
As far as I'm concerned, the only "advanced tool" that you need is something to keep tension on the thread. A mouse trap works.
I've wrapped a rod sitting in an arm chair with the thread spool next to me and the thread passing under my leg. You can do it that way, but when you cut the thread, then you have to locate the end again.

The stem of your fly tying bobbin poked through your cardboard box works too.
I did it that way last time I built a rod and was away from home.

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