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Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (---.bvtn.or.frontiernet.net)
Date: May 15, 2020 03:48AM

I need some help on a few good colors to use on a Rain Shadow blank and it is one of the older Royal Blue blanks does anybody have a good idea of a good color combo to use.

Glenn McMurrian

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Jeffrey D Rennert (---)
Date: May 15, 2020 05:52AM

I wrapper a blue rod with orange and yellow, trying to diminish my surplus supply and I love the look. It is possible what looks good to one might be subjective to another.

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: May 15, 2020 08:22AM

Matching blue and silver

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: John DeMartini (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: May 15, 2020 11:58AM

Gray would work.

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Mike Laver (---.home4.cgocable.net)
Date: May 15, 2020 02:54PM

Just started one this morning, using lite blue with gold since I have gold checks and gold trim on the handle. See Photos

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: May 15, 2020 05:05PM

Royal blue regular nylon without CP will turn quite dark, but will make a good combination. Then sparse silver trim. That blank is hard to figure out. IMO

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (---.bvtn.or.frontiernet.net)
Date: May 17, 2020 07:20PM

Your right Michael it is hard to find a good color combo on Royal Blue and I just keep running into the same problem when I try to put a good color combo together and that problem is that no color combo really shines and sticks out on this blank.

Glenn McMurrian

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: May 17, 2020 09:20PM

On hard to match blank colors, I will often wrap the guides in black with a silver and metallic medium or light blue thread as trim wraps for the guides.
It seems that black will go with virtually any blank color - particularly when you can't find a perfect matching color.

You can always use the color wheel to find a nice complementary color or a nice contrasting color.

Take care

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (---.bvtn.or.frontiernet.net)
Date: May 17, 2020 09:42PM

Those are just colors that I was thinking of using but I was also thinking that maybe a yellow trim band would look good with the black thread.

Glenn McMurrian

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: May 18, 2020 10:29AM

That would look good. Regarding a color wheel, you'll find there that orange is one of the best colors to stand out on a blue blank. If you have some, try a wrap of burnt orange and see what it looks like. I know that burnt orange looks really classy on a number of shades of green, and green's not that far apart from blue.

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 18, 2020 04:11PM

Whatever colors you choose, keep in mind they look vastly different with and without CP! The lighter colors like yellow will be almost green on a blue blank without CP!

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Chuck Brezen (70.97.209.---)
Date: May 21, 2020 09:50PM

I have, on several occasions, used the Prowrap braid in pearl as a center for chevron and diamond wraps. Pearl tends to pick up almost any color you use. It really makes things pop IMHO...

Chuck

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Re: Best colors for a Royal Blue Rod
Posted by: Chuck Brezen (70.97.209.---)
Date: May 21, 2020 09:50PM

I have, on several occasions, used the Prowrap braid in pearl as a center for chevron and diamond wraps. Pearl tends to pick up almost any color you use. It really makes things pop IMHO...

Chuck

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