Rod Wrappers??

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Scott Behn, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Scott Behn

    Scott Behn Active Member

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    Anyone have a suggestions for power wrappers...that aren't going to break the bank account

    I really like the Flex Coat OEM Wrapper, but at 399.00 I don't know...
     
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    I have had the Flex Coat Power Wrapper for a few years. I'm finding that for small rods, the power wrap feature is more trouble then its worth. It works fine for big sturgeon and salt water rods. So if all you are wrapping is small diameter fly rod blanks, the power wrap feature isn't worth paying for :)
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Unless you are a production rod builder or just a tool junkie, why spend all that money?
    Think of all the components you could buy, and how many rods you could build...
     
  4. rodandreel

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    Hi Scott--nice sig line! :p

    I guess it might depend on how many rods you build and if you have aspirations to building more. Frankly, a wrapper is really nice, and doesn't have to be expensive. I don't know very many FLY rod builders who use the power-wrap feature for WRAPPING, but after you use it for applying finish a few times you'll wonder how you ever got along without it!

    I can get you into a decent wrapper for less than you might expect. If you're interested drop me a line and I can give you the details!

    All the best,

    John

    The Rocky Mountain Rodbuilding Supply Co.
    Your source for the finest in fly rod blanks and components.

    www.rockymountainrodbuilding.com
     
  5. Tony Mull

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    cabelas is always a good source for decent quality, decent price. you will never use the power wrap to wrap at least not enough to get your moneys worth, and use the drying motor for applying finish. a good drying motor 6-8 rpm is mighty handy.
     
  6. Monk

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    I just built my rod wrapper. Let me know if you want some pics to take some ideas off of mine.
     

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