alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Silk thread invisible guide wraps
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« on: November 23, 2019, 01:09:13 AM »

It came out pretty good considering this was only my second attempt with this kind of wrap.
I'm pretty sure I'll be doing this on a rod build at some point!
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 03:46:54 PM »

Wow....can't even tell there is any thread. Bill
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 04:02:03 PM »

Wow....can't even tell there is any thread. Bill
Yes sir, it is very hard to tell. You can't tell at all on the blank and you can barely see any indication of thread on the guide foot. It is a pretty delicate look but should be pretty strong because the thread and epoxy combine into a solid unit. Kind of similar to fiberglass.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 04:08:40 PM »

Here is a picture of the top of the guide foot. This was when it was still wet and before popping any bubbles but good enough to get an idea of just how "invisible" the wrap becomes. It is pretty darn hard to tell.


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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 08:51:45 PM »

Another good idea.  Thanks Kevin.  I wonder how it would look with some marbling underneath?  Hmm... I need to experiment.  Dominick
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 10:01:39 PM »

Another good idea.  Thanks Kevin.  I wonder how it would look with some marbling underneath?  Hmm... I need to experiment.  Dominick
  Something like this , one over and one under


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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2019, 10:49:26 PM »

Exactly what I envisioned.  Thanks Joe.  Dominick
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2019, 10:50:55 PM »

Pretty neat!
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2019, 03:09:42 AM »

That looks cool, looks like the eye is glued on to the rod blank

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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2019, 06:46:11 PM »

Pretty cool stuff! I've seen it done with various colors of silk thread also. Same effect, but with a color to it!
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2019, 08:44:32 PM »

Pretty cool stuff! I've seen it done with various colors of silk thread also. Same effect, but with a color to it!
Yup, translucent wraps look nice too
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