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swirlchaser 03-21-2013 09:01 AM

I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
After littering the "flyrod building" thread with non flyrod builds I figured I should share some work on a flyrod.
7wt Forecast Spey. The rod was already build nicely in grey with red trim but the owner wanted a little flare so I went to work. Smaller diameter blanks like this don't allow you to build a bold, central pattern, a pattern that wraps around the blank gets lost. For this wrap I went with a small compas rose style pattern and framed it with a fade. Fading a background is a greet way to make the most of a small diameter blank.
Sorry for the cel phone pics, couldn't find the camera :(
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/...psed4c1404.jpg
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4ede7bb0.jpg
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/...psa6b378ef.jpg
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3c4b2a30.jpg

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If a moderator could fix my horrible grammar in the title I would appreciate it.

frogg 03-21-2013 09:35 AM

re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
Very nice!
How long is that thing:eek:?

I've done diamonds and I almost had an American flag wrap completed (when it went to s**t), but I haven't done shadowing or a fade yet. I have a couple spin rods coming up...


Chris

swirlchaser 03-21-2013 10:01 AM

re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by frogg (Post 539215)
Very nice!
How long is that thing:eek:?

I've done diamonds and I almost had an American flag wrap completed (when it went to s**t), but I haven't done shadowing or a fade yet. I have a couple spin rods coming up...


Chris

Thanks the finished wrap is 30cm long (roughly 12") plus the tie offs. If you've done diamonds you can do these. I do my fades on five thread count for most blanks, 6 or 7 on very large offshore and bottom fishing rods. This is the pattern:
L= lighter thread D = darker thread
LLLLL
DLLLL
DDLLL
DDDLL
DDDDL
DDDDD
Then start over again with a darker shade. This pattern gives a pretty smooth transition. You can get 4 size A threads in one mm of space. Two colors with the above pattern will cover 7.5mm of space. Once you know the math, how much space your working with and how many shades you want to use you can adjust the pattern.

tbiii 03-21-2013 01:04 PM

Re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
Killer thread work!

popperfly 03-21-2013 02:04 PM

Re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
That is just absolutely nuts the detail work put into that :eek:....amazing work swirlchaser....Just amazing!

sumojo 03-21-2013 02:09 PM

Re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
wow thats awesome :)

Guest1 03-21-2013 03:49 PM

Re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
That's great looking. Nice job on the colors.

swirlchaser 03-21-2013 03:55 PM

Re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diver Dan (Post 539315)
That's great looking. Nice job on the colors.

Thanks Dan, I'm trying to clear the bench before the fish start biting:D

Liphookedau 03-21-2013 04:32 PM

Re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
Swirl,I Really like how you have incorporated The Red,A Nice Job.
Brian

fyshstykr 03-21-2013 05:37 PM

Re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
 
Marco is da man!:bowdown:


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