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Ben_D

Thread for DHD
« on: August 16, 2013, 13:31:56 PM »
What's the best / easiest thread t use for whipping eyes onto a salmon blank?  Got loads of Pearsalls, Kevlar, bass bug (3/0) tying thread.

Cheers

Ben

Sandy Nelson

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 20:42:39 PM »
Pearsalls would be most entertaining and keep you amused for hours :z7

Stick to D sized Nylon, i've got a stack in different colours if you want some. :z16

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"

Ben_D

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 21:39:22 PM »
Thanks Sandy.

I cut a ring of a broken blank today and tried to put it back on with Pearsalls.  Kept snapping and took ages, gave up after about 90 mins and 6 attempts, ring still not on rod  :z4

Sandy Nelson

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2013, 22:16:17 PM »
What colour?
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"

Ben_D

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2013, 23:09:12 PM »
Yellow

Sandy Nelson

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 08:25:00 AM »
No sweat, got loads of D sized yellow.
Will look one out and work out when I can drop it off. :z16

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"

Ben_D

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 09:07:54 AM »
No sweat, got loads of D sized yellow.
Will look one out and work out when I can drop it off. :z16

Sandy

Sorry Sandy, misunderstood.  It was yellow I was playing with but the blank will be built with black!


Cheers

Ben

Sandy Nelson

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 18:18:04 PM »
I've black as well :z16
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"

Rob Brownfield

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2013, 07:46:32 AM »
Thanks Sandy.

I cut a ring of a broken blank today and tried to put it back on with Pearsalls.  Kept snapping and took ages, gave up after about 90 mins and 6 attempts, ring still not on rod  :z4

I did tell you! Pearsalls is only for "retro" rod builders who are retired and can spend days fiddling about with cane blanks! ;)

You would be better of with a dab of super glue on the foot and some shrink tubing over the top ;) Seen a beachcaster "rewhipped" this way in about 15 minutes flat!
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 09:26:47 AM »
I did tell you! Pearsalls is only for "retro" rod builders who are retired and can spend days fiddling about with cane blanks! ;)

You would be better of with a dab of super glue on the foot and some shrink tubing over the top ;) Seen a beachcaster "rewhipped" this way in about 15 minutes flat!

Thanks for that pearl of wisdom Rob  :z4

Ben_D

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2013, 10:52:53 AM »
Got some thread and other bits & pieces from David Norwich.  Very cheap and came through post in great time.

Definitely a thread issue rather than my ineptness!! 

Practice whipping with Pac Bay grade C grey nylon




Cheers

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2013, 11:06:41 AM »
Better than what Hardy is currently producing!!

If you burnish the thread, you will close up all the little gaps and end with a nice smooth finish. I use a knitting needle.

Now comes the fun part, the epoxy!

Hope you washed your hands and have not been anywhere near the threads with silicon ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2013, 12:10:46 PM »
Ran over it with a bic biro lid Rob, didn't see the gaps until I took macro pic of it!!  See them now and have fixed it, still quite pleased with it  :cool:

I thought Sandy was winding me up when he said he did them in front of the TV and that it should only take a few minutes!!

Pearsalls is for old retired folk with too much time on their hands  :z4


Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: Thread for DHD
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2013, 13:19:06 PM »
I thought Sandy was winding me up when he said he did them in front of the TV and that it should only take a few minutes!!

Its easy enough doing a standard whipping on a fly rod as you have found out. Starts to get a little harder adding trims, bit harder still if adding a single turn of tipping and a nightmare when weaving a name! Then increase the blank diameter to the size of a beachcaster and it becomes very time consuming indeed.

I always find the epoxy the hardest to get right...hate the stuff!
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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