southernflyangler.com

Fly Fishing in the Southeastern US
It is currently Thu May 23, 2019 8:51 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: rod building second attempt
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:51 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:59 pm
Posts: 543
Location: Youngstown, NY
Since I didn't totally fubar the first rod I decided to do the one I really wanted. A Leonard #804 flamed blank with nickel hardware and a wooden grip to match the reel seat. I am just varnishing the wraps and it'll be done. This will probably be the last one for some time.

Paul I picked out the colors on this one...muted green thread and tipped with some dark red.

ImageSecond fly rod build by rjeeves, on Flickr

ImageSecond fly rod build by rjeeves, on Flickr

ImageSecond fly rod build by rjeeves, on Flickr

ImageSecond fly rod build by rjeeves, on Flickr

_________________
What's Rob doing today? https://www.instagram.com/rjeeves716/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: rod building second attempt
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:37 am 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:32 am
Posts: 1072
Location: Broadway, VA
Looking good.

_________________
Don't ever quit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: rod building second attempt
PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:48 pm 
Offline
Brown Trout

Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:46 am
Posts: 991
Location: Hickory, NC
Rob,

What kind of thread is that you are using and where did you get it? May be just the angle or the way the pic gets taken, but it looks like you have a lot of dust or fuzzies on your latest wraps ( Green and Maroon). Just wondering and hoping to save you some grief later in the finishing process.

Ralph ;) :D

_________________
Life's about havin' FUN!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: rod building second attempt
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:35 am 
Offline
Brown Trout
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:59 pm
Posts: 543
Location: Youngstown, NY
Hey Ralph good eye yeah poor choice by me. As I burnished the thread it did get some fuzzies. That pic is after the first coat of varnish ... I noticed it was not really smoothing out so I had to actually sand the varnish and use an exacto knife to shave off some of the fuzz. leaning lessons :)

_________________
What's Rob doing today? https://www.instagram.com/rjeeves716/


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
phpBB - Creating Communities
Vista theme by HelterSkelter © 2007 ForumImages
Vista images © 2007 Microsoft

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict Valid CSS!