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Trim band help
Posted by: Dan Rees (---.181.9.51.dyn.plus.net)
Date: October 16, 2018 10:34AM

Hi could anyone give me some guidance on doing a tri colour trim band on a ferrule? I’m trying to replicate what I see on my Sage rods but I just can’t get it. Seems to me starting from the ferrule end they have aabout 5 wraps of standard thread, 5 wraps of metallic, 5 black, 5 metallic then back to the standard wrap color for the wrapping of the guide foot. My guide is on a ferrule if that helps.

Any tutorials around showing the technique?


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Re: Trim band help
Posted by: Paul Wood (---.columbus.res.rr.com)
Date: October 16, 2018 02:15PM

Search for trim bands on YouTube...several videos there.

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Re: Trim band help
Posted by: Chuck McIntyre (---)
Date: October 16, 2018 04:27PM

There is an article from Rodmaker magazine in the Library on this forum.

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Re: Trim band help
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.adr01.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: October 17, 2018 05:21PM

A narrow trim wrap standing by itself, like the old bamboo fly rods, is something I could use some help on . The only way I know to do them is with a "nail knot," and that works well at 4 or 5 wraps, but is there a reliable way to make a two or three wrap free standing trim wrap?

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Re: Trim band help
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: October 17, 2018 06:43PM

I cut a length of all of the trim band colors - about a foot or so.
I tape down all of the trim bands in place with narrow masking tape. To do the job more easily, I do the wrapping with the other section of blank installed, so that you are not working on the end of a blank.

Then, I will do the main wrap. Now, lift up the trim thread from the starting point as the main wrap and nip them all off close to the main wrap.
Then, very very carefully, pull each of the trim colors to be just under the main wrap.

Now, go ahead and do a couple of main wraps - with long spacing, just to get the main wraps out of the way. Then, take the first trim color and do that trim color. Then, while holding that trim color tight, use the next trim color to go over the main wrap thread, as well as the first trim thread. Now go to the next trim color and do the trim wraps for that color. Now, while holding that trim thread tight, go to the 3rd trim color and put on the wraps for that color. Now you have all of the trim wraps in place, and while holding the 3rd trim thread tight, back up your main wrap so that you can take a wrap of main thread over the 3rd wrap to hold it tight. Now lay in your pull thread and finish a few wraps of your main color, and then trim off the loose ends of the trim thread.
Finally complete the wraps of the main thread and pull the main thread back through with the pull loop to lock everything in solid.

By using this system, you have both ends of all of the trim threads, as well as the main thread securely locked in place by the main thread.

The typing takes longer to do than the wrapping.

You are not using the conventional nail knot with its loose ends. You are basically doing a standard wrap, with each end locked under other wraps for each trim color.

Be safe

I do all of my trim bands using this method, because I don't like to have a 2 or 3 trim band without a nice long tag end on each end of the trim band securely locked under main wraps.

Good luck

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Re: Trim band help
Posted by: Dan Rees (---.19.6.51.dyn.plus.net)
Date: October 25, 2018 07:07AM

Hi Roger, I thought I'd already replied to this last week but couldn't have hit send. Thank you very much for your detailed reply. Just what I was looking for and explained perfectly.


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