Hi everyone. I am not new to this forum but am posting on the rod building forum for the first time. I am getting ready to build a rod for a friend and it will be my second build. The first one was a few years ago at our tu chapter class. My rod came out ok for the first time of course I had two excellent builders there to help when things went wrong. I have been practicing my wrapping before I start the rod and I cant seem to keep the wrappings from coming apart after I finish them. I am doing the correct number of turns before I cut the thread at the beginning and end but when I am done and start to burnish they seem to always spread out and come apart. If I finish a main wrap and try to do a trim wrap and bump the main one at all trying to but the trim up to it it comes apart also. I am thinking I am not using the correct tension while wrapping I have tried tighter and looser but still end up with the same problem. If anyone has ever experienced this or knows what I am doing wrong I would appreciate any tips or info on how to right my problem before I start on the rod blank itself. I have watched some you tube vids and they all seem to be the same with the 4 to 5 wraps at the beginning and the same at the end which I have been doing. I am trying to get this done for a birthday gift and I am getting frustrated at whats happening.