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danbruce

Rod building books
« on: November 02, 2012, 20:46:00 PM »
Right guys I have decided that over the winter I am going to have a go at building my first fly rod. Now I know I could manage between the SBS on the forum and posting when I have questions/problems, but was wondering is there any good rod building books that anyone would recommend?

Cheers,

Dan

Sandy Nelson

Re: Rod building books
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 21:55:44 PM »
Dan

Not many for normal rods, that's why I did the SBS.  :z16
I have a good few books about building bamboo though :z7

If you use the SBS and do some research Into componants . Then you will manage fine
Plenty of us on here now, with some experience  to answer any questions  :z18
And maybe even lend some tools.

So ask away and maybe we can get a nice winter topic going  :z3

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Catman

Re: Rod building books
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 22:04:13 PM »
Sandy

You don't fancy doing an SBS for stripping rings on a rod?  :X2
I have 3 rods that I need to replace rings on over the Winter :cry
and do not want to wreck the Blanks  :oops

Alex

danbruce

Re: Rod building books
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 22:08:41 PM »
Cheers Sandy,

Got a couple of kits that I am looking at, so once I have decided what one to go for I am sure I will have loads of questions for yourself and other experienced guys on here.

Thanks again.

Dan

Rob Brownfield

Re: Rod building books
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 22:45:10 PM »
Alex,
I have just stripped 3 factory built carp rods and cleaned up the blanks.

Heat gun, sharp knife to make an initial cut, peal off the warmed epoxy, remove thread and then use your thumb nail to remove any residue. Sorted.

If the blanks are not varnished, clean up with T-Cut.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Catman

Re: Rod building books
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 22:55:38 PM »
Thanks Rob

Will try that on an old blank.

Alex

Sandy Nelson

Re: Rod building books
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2012, 07:49:38 AM »
Alex

If you cut the threads on top of the ring foot, so you don't go near the blank, then the whipping should peel off as Rob describes. You may not even need to heat it, although it would help with the peeling :z16

Thumb nails are all you should need to clean, if you are putting the rings in the same place, you not even need to do that :wink, unless the the thread doesn't lie flat.

Practice first, you will find its dead easy, so don't worry about it too much :z18

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Jonathan Kerr

Re: Rod building books
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012, 17:32:39 PM »
Looking forward to seeing some more builds on here this winter!
I built my first this time last year using sandys guide  :z16 and it has been my go to rod all year.
Sure It wasn't a perfect build and there are some things I would tweak next time but that's all part of the fun! As a fishing rod I have full confidence in it!
Now all I need to decide is whether I want a 9ft 5wt or a switch rod more!
If anyone is thinking of building, just go for it!

 




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