silly question finishing knot?

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by ak_powder_monkey, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    How do you finish your wraps when attaching guides? Any websites?
     
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    TrappedinCO Help! I'm trapped in a landlocked state.

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    Put a loop of thread under the wrap halfway through wrapping the guide. When your done, trim the thread with some tag, pull on the loop until the tag is pulled under a few thread wraps, trim the tag as close as you can to the edge of the wrap, pull the loop out from under the wrap. The loop will pull the rest of the tag under the wrap and hid the end.
     
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    Use lightweight mono (or Flouro if you have it)... it has a tendency to slide through easier than a loop of thread.

    Scott
     
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    I wouldn't place the pull-through loop halfway through the wrap. Unless your wrapping thread has very low tension, that would create far too much friction, so when you try to pull the thread end through, it'll break. I place mine five or six turns from the end.

    I make up several loops of 5-10 lb. mono, with a bit of bright thread at the knot so that I can find them easily.
     
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    They make threaders for using with dental floss and braces. They are kind of a ready made mono loop. Very handy for building rods.
    Steve