Second rod build

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by LD, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. LD

    LD Active Member

    Pac Bay IM7 8-4wt 3pc built with cap and ring reel seat, snake guides, Fuji stripper and Ballard silk with silk tipping. This one is for a gift. I used silk because I have a bamboo blank I want to wrap and figures I need the practice View attachment 48012 .
     
  2. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

    Nice build again LD, you got me wondering about "Ballard" silk thread as I have not seen that before. Do you have a link to the threads available?

    Mike
     
  3. WABOWMAN

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    Another nice build.I have a whole lot of vintage silk that was in a box of fly tying stuff i bought.I think my next project might be in silk.
     
  4. LD

    LD Active Member

    Mike, I am fairly new to bamboo rods and really enjoy yours. Here is a link to to Bullard, Sylvia runs the company, her uncle started. She was very helpful when I talked to her. They also carry YLI silk as well.

    http://www.diamond-ii.com/thread products menu.htm

    WABOWMAN - practice a little with the silk. It is much harder to wrap because of the size. But it has a translucence (especially in the sun) that you can not get with anything else. I experimented with a few color preservers and found Al's color preserver from Anglers workshop the best. Try a sample stick and see what you think.
     
  5. WABOWMAN

    WABOWMAN Active Member

    Thanks for the info.Did you ever try no preserver.That is how i do my wraps now to get the translucent look?
     
  6. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

    Thanks! and thanks for the link I had not came across Bullard yet. They have some nice looking colors in their silk that I might have to try.

    Mike