03-21-2013, 11:01 AM
re: I'm actually working on a fly rod... really.
Originally Posted by frogg
How long is
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...
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
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.
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