08-15-2010, 03:54 PM
Re: How Does This Look For a Rod Wrapper
I have one of these old Herter's wrappers,
but most of the time I just sit in an arm chair with the thread spool between my legs, running the thread under my arse for tension.
I wrap right in front of my face, or on the arms of the chair.
On top of that, my drying motor isn't all that reliable so I usually hand turn for drying also
The last rod I made, I did while I was out of town. I took a cardboard box and cut a V into the two sides. Then used a fly tying bobbin for the thread with the bobbin 'neck' poked though a little hole in the back. You increase the tension with a couple of wraps of the thread around the bobbin 'leg'
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Last edited by Rip Tide; 08-15-2010 at 04:11 PM.