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guide wrap
Posted by: Mychael Turner (---)
Date: January 10, 2022 01:08PM

Hi guys, for a newbie,and by hand, are there pros or cons wrapping guides with the thread coming up from the bottom while rotating the blank away from you or down from the top rotating the blank towards you ?? Is it just preference?

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Re: guide wrap
Posted by: Aaron Petersen (12.144.64.---)
Date: January 10, 2022 03:12PM

Just preference.

I have done it both ways. Under with the crb thread tensioner and over with the Alps thread carriage. As long as the thread feeds from my side of the blank I am happy. It is easier for me personally to start wraps in that manner.

A.P.

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Re: guide wrap
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 10, 2022 03:20PM

Mychael,
Wrapping direction is basically personal preference and once one gets accustomed to wrapping in a certain direction, it is very difficult to change. Your hand wrapping set-up should be fairly easy to set-up for either direction = try out both of them. I prefer wrapping from low and infront to over the top and back. It just seems more natural and precise when adding and dropping threads and I do not have to lift my hands and arms as high. With some of my guide wraps requiring an hour, less fatigue is very welcomed.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: guide wrap
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: January 10, 2022 04:14PM

It is personal choice. I much prefer turning the rod toward me with the thread coming from behind the rod and over the top. I find this to be quite natural and precise. Bottom line is ‘to each their own, do it the way you like’.
Norm

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Re: guide wrap
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: January 10, 2022 07:16PM

Same as Norm since 1980, only natural way for me. If I'm doing a tiger wrap (3 threads side by side) this may change.

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Re: guide wrap
Posted by: David Baylor (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: January 10, 2022 07:16PM

Definitely a personal preference thing. I am the opposite of Norman. I turn the rod away from me, with the thread coming up from the bottom, and between the blank and myself.

It's the way I've always done it.

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Re: guide wrap
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: January 10, 2022 10:12PM

As you can see, there is NO one way.

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Re: guide wrap
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.44.66.72.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: January 11, 2022 07:17PM

It's like mixing finish, whatever way works for you is the right way!

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