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Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 29, 2022 11:39AM

Vic Cutter shot this over to me last evening. It shows a commercial rod operation and the processes involved in modern rod making on a commercial level. There are several interesting steps for rod builders to watch and in particular, seems to be some sort of heat sensitive thread or adhesive which negates the need for tie-off loops when completing a wrap. For these people, time is money.

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Mike Ballard (---.ip-54-39-133.net)
Date: July 29, 2022 11:57AM

I thought I could wrap guides quickly. Apparently I was wrong.

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: ben belote (---.hsd1.va.comcast.net)
Date: July 29, 2022 01:14PM

That,s not rod making, that,s money making..

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Al purvis (---)
Date: July 29, 2022 03:19PM

Man that is cool.

We need a similar video from NFC to show how it’s done in America!

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: July 29, 2022 03:19PM

Tom,
Thanks for sharing the great video. See how quick and easy it is? Custom rod builders make it look so difficult lol.

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: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: July 29, 2022 04:50PM

Very interesting. We have a string of posts regarding expected weight variation in blanks. I think a .4 oz discrepancy was reported on about a 2 oz blank. That's 20%. After watching this video do you really think that there could be a 20% variation in blank weight from blank to blank?

No, 20% is probably a typo or some other mistake in specifying the weight.

Second comment: I've always thought I was a half fast wrapper. I was wrong. More like a 10% fast wrapper.

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Michael Ward (---)
Date: July 29, 2022 05:57PM

There’s a video I found on social that shows a wrapping lathe where the blank stays still and the wrapper turns around the blank. Super fast but they also secure the thread with a lighter

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: ben belote (---.hsd1.md.comcast.net)
Date: July 29, 2022 06:25PM

I build rods to relax and enjoy the process..They don,t look like their enjoying anything..Do they? to each their own.

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Phil Ewanicki (---.inf6.spectrum.com)
Date: July 29, 2022 07:16PM

Building a fishing rod is an act of love. No sense in rushing.

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Steve Chontos (---.delta.com)
Date: July 29, 2022 09:47PM

Wow, that is a good video. Thanks for sharing with us Tom.

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: July 30, 2022 04:58PM

Alex,

We are! We expect to be fully moved into our new factory by August...and plan to do a series then!

Best,
Aleks


Al purvis Wrote:
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> Man that is cool.
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> We need a similar video from NFC to show how
> it’s done in America!

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Re: Commercial Rod Making
Posted by: Ladd Flock (---)
Date: July 30, 2022 06:24PM

Here are some additional factory tour vids:

Garcia Conolon
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Lamiglas
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Winston
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Harrison
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Loomis
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United Composites
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Scott
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Wilson
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St. Croix
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Century
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Daiwa
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Favorite Fishing
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Centaur
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Blackfin
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Cashion
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Bora
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TFO
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Burkheimer
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Sage
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Castaway
[youtu.be]

Hardy
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Cousins
[youtu.be]

High Fishing
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High Altitude
[youtu.be]

Leichi
[youtu.be]


Rigged and Ready
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Seeker
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Kishu
[youtu.be]

Generic
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Wonderful Group
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Screen Printing
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Normic
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McFarland
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Bestac
[youtu.be]

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