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    Default 4pc 4wt fly rod build.

    After breaking my 4wt in a rod box lid, I was without a light fly rod and decided to replace it with one just a bit better. Mudhole isnít far from me, which has proved to be both good and bad, and bought a Fenwick replacement. Just got home from buying a CRB rod wrapping station and thread and some other things that Iíll need, so now all I need is time and Iíll take some of the thread I already have and practicing the endless chevron and diamond wraps that have my interest. The guides will have 3 colors, gray, medium blue and royal blue, and the reelseat has a Rosewood insert. Looking forward to starting but I need the most expensive commodity....Time. Iíll update as i progress, wish me luck.....Skeet.
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    Looking forward to the progress Skeet!!


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    Soon you will find that you will make time. Even if it is just to put on one eye. You will enjoy it.
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    Cool

    Had to get my feet wet and try my hand at this which I havenít tried in years. Having watched a few YouTube videos my interest was peaked. Single thread inlays were one of the easier accents I saw so off I went. This is it and I found that I may have punished myself some by starting with A sized thread. Itís little. Anyway, hereís the pic.
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    sb - WTG, looks good. Got a ton of rod wrapping stuff that has to go, PM before you shop again
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    Just had to try this. I see some fudges but overall I can see me ripping my hair out. Anyway......
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    One thing I notice is railroad tracks. I think I might be using too much tension on the thread and it’s possibly changing diameter when pulled too tight. Packing after every thread is something else I have to remember, I think. Be critical guys, tell me.......
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    Keep ur thread tight the whole time, as soon as u lose tension on thread it will get loose. Do each color and tape it off then use ur burnishing tool to get that layer tight before going to next color
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    Looks pretty to me!


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    Learning more about this at a pretty fast pace. Just saw how to layout one of those better last night, so this one will probably get the razor tonite. Using the tensioner for the thread on the wrapping station doesn’t seem to be what I need for these kind of wraps. Saw a few guys that hold the spool in their hand for better control. I think I’ll try that next time.
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