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St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: John Keough (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 26, 2018 06:13PM

Just wondering if anyone knows how these are applied? The thread if any is clear with a band of silver in the middle. I know that Hitena has a silk aaaa thread that is clear when epoxy is applied. Just wondering if St Croix might do it differently.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 26, 2018 06:16PM

I don't know the rod, but doubt if the thread is clear, most likely the same color as the blank with no CP. You can check with St Croix.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: John Keough (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 26, 2018 06:19PM

You can see the guide foot in the epoxy, so it either has no thread just epoxy or clear thread

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 26, 2018 06:32PM

If your going with a no thread wrap you'll want to use Permagloss. Better adhesion, more durable.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: September 26, 2018 07:19PM

Size "A" ,white silk thread without CP. Just wrap with white silk and epoxy.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: John Keough (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 26, 2018 07:20PM

Where do I get the white silk thread in size A?

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: September 26, 2018 07:58PM

One wrap thread ?? use silk an color the thread , with some sharp'e of the color you want . or paint it lots of way's to do it, this forum under Library has a way of doing it , I think

William Sidney
AK

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 26, 2018 08:47PM

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: herb canter (70.40.73.---)
Date: September 26, 2018 08:48PM

The Avid Inshore series from day 1 have had transparent wraps that do allow you to see the whole guide foot , they redesigned them a few years back and it sounds like they continued doing that . The members above know how to accomplish that if you plan to build your own in the future.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 26, 2018 10:17PM

The thread does not have to be clear for the guide foot to show, as epoxy without CP make the thread very transparent. If you doubt it contact St. Croix, they will tell you what they use.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: John Keough (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 27, 2018 06:10AM

I am going to call them, if not I am going to order some of that A silk thread from anglersworkshop.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Andrew McDermott (---)
Date: September 27, 2018 08:32AM

pro wrap silver shiner is the color....

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: John Cates (---)
Date: September 27, 2018 10:06AM

St. Croix uses Flex Coat on all their rods.

Use untreated nylon thread that matches the blank.

Flex Coat Company
Professional Rod Building Supplies
www.flexcoat.com

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: John Keough (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 27, 2018 06:59PM

I called them today and Andrew is correct. Silver Shiner is the color in size D.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 28, 2018 11:06AM

Silk? lol. Save your money and time. John, when you are here I'll show you the rods I built for myself with Silk - over teh course of a couple of years the silk thread broke and teh guide came out of teh wrapping. No manufacturer uses silk anyway, not sure why people gave you teh wrong info to your specific question, but that's what you get when you ask random people on the internet

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: September 29, 2018 12:56AM

Billy, Not everyone has that problem.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: John Keough (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 29, 2018 06:03AM

Hey Billy, I will just hold down the silk thread with masking tape! I have notice on a few high end rods, st croix, g loomis, there using a non cp nylon thread. The st croix I am working on now looks clear, that is why I asked the question. I will definitely try some non cp threads and see the results.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: September 29, 2018 06:43AM

Dennis - it happened with 2 different manufacturers of silk, 2 different colors. Maybe Silk is allergic to Titanium, the guides were TLDBSG 6 (4 guides) and a TLNSG 12 on a rod I used 3 times. It might not happen to everyone, but I'll believe what I have experienced with my own eyes on my own rods much more than somoene telling me it doesn't happen.

John, next gathering ask me to show you some of the stuff you can do with Nylon. I rather do that than spend 2 hours talking about Dec Wraps again.

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Re: St Croix Avid Inshore thread wrap
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: September 29, 2018 07:05PM

Billy, About 75% of my thread work is related to repairs , and when I sew on a guide I don't want that rod coming back for the same problem. I may be a little more heavy handed with the epoxy then you would with your personal rods. I can see you not wanting foot balls around your guide feet. But they match the factory rods I get for repairs. Fly rods included!

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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