Just wanted to see if there was anyone else on this board that wraps rods. I've been doing it for a few years and now seem to be busy wrapping rods for all my buddies. I'd love to swap some ideas.
Nate, I used to do a bunch of rods. I haven't been doing a lot of fishing lately but have taken my rod wrapping over to arrow making. I use thread instead of paint for the cresting on arrows I make. It turns out pretty good.
I've still got a few blanks that have been giving me the evil eye because they aren't wrapped but man, those Fuji guides haven't gotten any cheaper!
Yep its still an expensive hobby. But I can make enough wrapping to keep me busy and fund a few trips. What blanks do you have? I might know someone to take them off your hands if you are looking to sell.
Sell my blanks! Are you out of your mind? :jaw-drop:
I still have hopes of putting them together and using them. They'll just have to squeeze in between archery and shooting.
I've got one 9' steelhead Seeker rod that I want to put a Robert's wrap on and see how it'll throw light anchovies or jigs for shore or breakwater fishing. I like conventional reels but that long of a rod full of guides on a regular wrap will kill the action.
If your intersited I can tell you where you can get Garcia blanks, cork, hyplon, and guides,(fresh & salt) and not one or two, but by the gross all older Garcia Conlon stuff, matter of fact I have maybe 500 surf rod blanks, I have been using a few for tomateo & decoy steaks, but would let go a few if you want.
Huntducks, if a bow doesn't have wheels or cables it's trad and it's good.
Too cool on the Weatherby bows. You're right, I didn't know he ever made any. I just met a fellow today at the range that has a Howard Hill Big 5. That's a nice, classic longbow. I almost got one last year but got out bid in the auction. Probably a good thing as it was in the 70lb+ range. That's a bit heavier than I normally pull and I'd probably hurt myself.
I wrapped one about 4 years ago. It was part of a rod building class put on by Rod's by Gina, held at Dick Simon Marine in Dana Point. I ended up building a rig to wrap my own, but haven't had the time yet. I was going to wrap one two summers ago, but ran out of time and ended up taking it to Glenn's Tackle in Costa Mesa to finish. Maybe I'll buy another blank at the Fred Hall show and wrap one this spring.