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Thread: Ferrule wrap issue, I want your opinion

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    Default Ferrule wrap issue, I want your opinion

    Hey there. Last week I finally got started on my rod. I thought I had everything figured out but I made a little mistake. Without much thought about it I decided to make the ferrule wrap (its a 2 piece) the length of the rod that is inserted. I've done it this way before but I know its not necessary. Anyway, in my infinite wisdom I prepped the blank with a scotch bride pad to that length, about 2 inches, before doing the full test wrap to make the final decision based on the looks! I think it looks a little long! It is obviously quite a bit longer than a factory job but this is my rod.

    Anyway, here is my question for you all: I have two options, keep the ferrule wrap at that length or shorten it by half or so and run a very light epoxy finish up the blank about an inch to coat the dulled section.

    Here is a picture of the length of the wrap...this is not the final wrap, I am reworking it a little, but this is the general idea/pattern I will do. I am currently leaning back to making it long, I want to use the fade and I like the length.

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    If you like it, do it Makes it totally unique and yours. I really like the thread pattern, by the way.
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    I personally wrap the female equal to the length the male gets inserted. I figure at least it supports the rod in a stressed area. $.02

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    Thanks William, i like the pattern too in general. Last night I reversed it, started with the trim band and ended with fade at the ferrule end. The reason twofold, its awful hard to keep that 4 turn trim band in place at the end of the ferrule throughout the rest of process and having a nice tight wrap as close to the end is the most important place to be reinforced. I'll get it finished tonight and post it to other thread.

    Rubberguy, that has been my thinking as well. But I've read a lot builders say it is overkill. I still think it adds something to the look.

    Thanks guys.

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    I'm with Rubberguy, maybe overkill but I dig it. Nice pattern too man it different and outside the box, right on!
    Oh I live to be the ruler of life not a slave

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    Quote Originally Posted by wt bash View Post
    I'm with Rubberguy, maybe overkill but I dig it. Nice pattern too man it different and outside the box, right on!
    Exactly who cares what's standard or what's overkill. No rules just what you like and what you like to fish.

    I usually just to 1.5 the diameter of the female because I like the look and it keeps proportions between the sections. I believe some manufacturers say you don't even need to reinforce the ferrules on their blanks and even if you do, about 1 or 1.5x the diameter of the female is enough. But part of custom building is going beyond what's standard or necessary and making it yours.

    We customize with thread color, trim bands, different grip shapes and materials, reel seat inserts, hook keeper styles (or lack of them), decals, guide styles and colors, people add decorative wraps, paint blanks, and very little of it has a practical impact beyond the personal satisfaction we might take in creating and fishing the rod. So that's why I say go for the ferrule wrap! It's cool, it's custom, and you like it.
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    That's why they call it custom rod building. There is no wrong way to build your own custom .

    That being said, some folks will say the excess weight from the thread and finish will effect the rod's action both in casting and fighting a fish. My opinion? 99% of the casters out there could never feel a difference if you put a rod in their hands without a 2" wrap.

    Keep pushing the envelope. Inovations never happen without thinking outside the box.

    Just my $.02,
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    Thanks Bill, I knew it would be a little unorthodox, but sometimes symmetry needs to be broken.

    Thanks for 2 cents as well Pete.

    Kids in bed and I'm going to re-wrap this one more time...you'll see it later.

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    Looks great i like it cant wait to see it finished

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    Here is the latest. I'm going to look at it while I work on the rest. I think it will stick...
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