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Smokey Tiger
Posted by: Randy Weakley (47.150.16.---)
Date: September 05, 2017 12:35AM

So I'm building a rod for a buddy before he goes off to Italy (Navy). He wants a smokey theme to match an all black Penn reel. Any thoughts on how dark I can go with a grey and black and still get the effect? I was also thinking of maybe a metallic black underneath and a solid black on top. Any suggestions are welcome. If you've done any dark tigers, please chime in!

Kinda glad he went with the tiger over a crosswrap...should be waaaaaay quicker.

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Re: Smokey Tiger
Posted by: Grant Darby (63.225.165.---)
Date: September 05, 2017 06:33PM

You need the contrast on the bottom. If you are doing a two thread tiger, go with NCP white or grey and black on the bottom with black over. The grey should turn it a bit smokey. I'd still use CP on the grey or white.

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Re: Smokey Tiger
Posted by: Roger Rierson (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: September 06, 2017 11:08AM

Randy check out Scott Throop black and grey tiger wrap in photos. I did one similar and it turn out good.

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Re: Smokey Tiger
Posted by: Roger Rierson (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: September 06, 2017 11:08AM

Randy check out Scott Throop black and grey tiger wrap in photos. I did one similar and it turn out good

Sorry for double post.



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Re: Smokey Tiger
Posted by: Randy Weakley (47.150.16.---)
Date: September 06, 2017 11:15AM

Thanks Grant and Roger! I don't have any NCP grey; I will be using embroidery thread. I've used it in the past with great results. I'll check out those photos! I have several shades of grey, just don't know how dark I can get before losing the effect.

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Re: Smokey Tiger
Posted by: Steve Mcleod (---.124.244.87.dyn.jtglobal.com)
Date: September 11, 2017 08:49AM

You've probably done the tiger wrap by now since I read your post. I did this one in black and ncp light grey[www.rodbuilding.org]

Jersey, Channel Islands. (U.K.)



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Re: Smokey Tiger
Posted by: Randy Weakley (47.150.16.---)
Date: September 12, 2017 09:44AM

Thanks, Steve! I actually haven't. I'm not in a big rush because I'm still waiting on the guy to get me his reel for guide placement. I could probably even go a shade darker based on your picture. Thanks for the help!

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