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ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: Steven Corvin (---.lightspeed.brhmal.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 25, 2019 08:16PM

Anyone used it as a main wrapping thread and how does it hold up?

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Re: ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: March 25, 2019 08:23PM

Steven,
Any thread, metallic or not of a given size will hold up just fine.

However, why in the world would someone want to wrap a rod with all metallic?

But, that is why a person has options to be able to do what one would like to do.

Your rod, your choices.

Be safe

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Re: ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: Steven Corvin (---.lightspeed.brhmal.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 25, 2019 08:33PM

Been experimenting with some colors that look pretty good (just for fun) but have heard that a complete metallic wrap is not as strong.

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Re: ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: March 25, 2019 08:58PM

It's strong enough.

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Re: ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: Rick Sankey (---.dsl.netins.net)
Date: March 25, 2019 09:10PM

Steven,
All but one of all the rods I have built has been using metallic thread. I built 15 rods last year for customers all using the Pro Wrap Premium Metallic thread. Only on UL - ML rods. I like the looks of it and so did my customers. No problems with it. I have had an UL I built years ago that has made many trips to Canada and has landed plenty of nice fish with it. Last fall a 42'"muskie. Like Roger said options.
Rick

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Re: ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: Mark Talmo (71.147.59.---)
Date: March 25, 2019 11:17PM

Is Birchwood Casey Tru Oil compatible with bamboo? I am building a bamboo handle and down-locking, concealed thread fore-grip. They are not split cane as found in rods and blanks but rather whole culms cut to employ the nodes at the ends. Do any of you have experience finishing bamboo? I employed PermaGloss to seal and finish the one split-cane blank I have built. While PG would probably afford the best durability, protection from the elements and UV as well, I would like to avoid the shiny, dare I say slippery finish many of you enjoy with your CF-skinned-foam-core grips. I have limited experience but pleasing results with Birchwood Casey Tru Oil, suggested by many of you, for the two birch bark handles I have built. If there is something better for bamboo, please let me know.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: Billy Vivona (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: March 25, 2019 11:22PM

Every rod I've seen with metallics used to hold guides looks awful after it gets used a bit. Between a lot of teh colors fading, guides rusting and leaving an awfully visible brown smudge, and the epoxy flaking off of it, I steer everyone away from using it. Doesn't matter the brand



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/2019 08:05AM by Billy Vivona.

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Re: ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: Mark Talmo (71.147.59.---)
Date: March 25, 2019 11:33PM

Steven and all,
Please excuse/disregard my previous post. Wrong thread.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: ProWrap metallic thread
Posted by: Mark Talmo (71.147.59.---)
Date: March 25, 2019 11:35PM

Steven,
Metallic thread of the same size must be less strong the regular thread. That being said, consider a thread with a breaking strength of, say, 5lbs after wrapping a guide with, say, 20 wraps. That guide now has 100lbs of force securing it to the blank. While not precisely correct, many fail to realize the accumulative force thread wraps offer/impose on the blank. It is another reason to check your thread tension while wrapping (admittedly, I have a tendency to wrap too tightly).

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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