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Winding check with a thread underwrap
Posted by: Mike Gabbay (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: March 05, 2020 10:04PM

Quick question....

I’m installing a nickel winding check with a thread underwrap. I was thinking of putting a light coat of epoxy on the thread before I install the winding check. Then after I install the winding check do a finish coat of epoxy on the thread. Does that make sense? Any other suggestions?

Thanks

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Re: Winding check with a thread underwrap
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: March 05, 2020 10:34PM

Mike,
You could - but why?

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Re: Winding check with a thread underwrap
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: March 05, 2020 11:42PM

You could if you have a big enough winding check, just remember to not drop the winding check down the blank, lower it by hand. If you let it drop, many have sharp edges that can cock and grab the blank, a real pain to get them to come off and you're guaranteed to have left a mark on the blank.

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Re: Winding check with a thread underwrap
Posted by: Ken Brown 2 (---.229.247.206.res-cmts.sm.ptd.net)
Date: March 06, 2020 07:25AM

I don't see the need to add epoxy prior to the winding check. It will just add more weight and may prevent you from putting the winding check flush against the rod/grip. If you are worried about the threads, add some cp for the adhesive properties.

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Re: Winding check with a thread underwrap
Posted by: Tony Boschi (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: March 06, 2020 08:24AM

Mike,

Are you doing this because the winding check has a larger ID than the rod has an OD where you're putting the winding check and you're afraid it isn't going to be centered? It sounds like maybe that is your case.

If it is the case, I have done a couple things to alleviate the issue you may be having, I have either put down a coat of "high build" in the area to make the rod diameter larger or added a piece of "shrink wrap" to add to the diameter.

There are no bad ideas and experimentation is the name of the game!

Your idea of adding thread to the area works, and if you coat it or, as Ken suggested, put down some CP to the thread to keep it in place.

Tony Boschi
Banana River Rods
Merritt Island, Florida

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Re: Winding check with a thread underwrap
Posted by: Mike Gabbay (---)
Date: March 06, 2020 08:37AM

I was putting the thread to center and take up some space but not bind on the blank. I have a size smaller that I could use and put a wrap and trim in front. Using the smaller size will work. But was experimenting with an underwrap.

Thanks

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Re: Winding check with a thread underwrap
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 06, 2020 01:09PM

I use aluminum winding checks now for all my fly rod builds. I was using nickle ones up to about 2001 then switched to the aluminum due to weight savings. It seams like there are a lot of fly rod components that are unnecessarily heavy. To me, especially if the fly rod is somewhat over weight then the balance needs to be spot on or it will wear you out. If you have winding checks that would fit without shoring up with thread, I would use those.

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