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Tough fly rod placement question
Posted by: kevin gross (---.176.30.69.ip.windstream.net)
Date: May 14, 2018 07:58PM

I am building a 9ft 4pc 11wt rod. on the tip section the spacing is a follows. 4", 8 5/8, 14", 20" and 26 7/8. the last guide lands right next where the ferrule wrap will end. and I mean right next to it. Do I do it all one wrap or do I leave a very very small gap? What do you do if a guide lands mid way through a ferrule? Thanks for all your help!!

Kevin Gross
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Re: Tough fly rod placement question
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 14, 2018 08:13PM

wrap the guide shouldn't be a problem lots of 3 and 4 piece rods end up that way

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Re: Tough fly rod placement question
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 14, 2018 08:58PM

You did not indicate if you've completed the static load test to confirm guide locations. Nonetheless, the way I do it is:

First, make the ferrule wraps (this to protect the blank during the static load test);
Tape the guides in place using the manufacturer's suggestion or your best guess;
Complete the static load test and determine the final guide locations.

If a guide is on or adjoins a ferrule wrap, the problem is really an aesthetic issue. Do whatever looks best to you - a single wrap or a ferrule and guide wrap with a space between. If you're placing trim bands outside the ferrule wraps just incorporate them where they belong even if that is on the foot of a guide.

Obviously a guide cannot be literally "mid way through a ferrule" with one foot on one section and the other on the adjoining section of the blank. If by "mid way" you mean a guide's optimum location coincides with a ferrule wrap it is no harm & no foul to make a single, combined ferrule and guide foot wrap - it happens.

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Re: Tough fly rod placement question
Posted by: kevin gross (---.176.30.69.ip.windstream.net)
Date: May 14, 2018 09:28PM

Thanks Don! that's what I needed to know!

Kevin Gross
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Re: Tough fly rod placement question
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: May 17, 2018 10:07PM

Personally - I don't like the way an integrated ferrule and guide wrap looks.
I always separate them.
Herb

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Re: Tough fly rod placement question
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: May 17, 2018 10:08PM

Personally - I don't like the way an integrated ferrule and guide wrap looks.
I always separate them.
Herb

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