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    Default Replacing a rod ring - I know its a basic question for all you clever people!

    It has literally been decades since I last built a rod or did such a simple things as replacing a rod ring and so I'm just after thoughts on the best method of sealing the whipping to avoid cracked varnish at some point. i.e. what varnish/dope etc is currently considered to be the best choice?

    For info this is for a stripping ring on a Greys XF2 butt section that I'm to tight to pay 20 plus postage to have repaired by Greys...

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    Default Re: Replacing a rod ring - I know its a basic question for all you clever people!

    You're not gonna like this.

    As well as whatever the thread costs you:-
    U-40 LS supreme rod finish----------19.36 plus p&p.
    Flex coat lite----------19.25 plus p&p.
    Threadmaster-----------31.30 plus p&p
    Etc. Etc. Unless you've got a pet repairer close by, 20.00 is pretty close anyway. Try your local tackle shop if you have one. They generally have a repairer available. It's just not worth tooling up for one wrap. Sorry.

    S.
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    And it causes you harm,
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    Default Re: Replacing a rod ring - I know its a basic question for all you clever people!

    Quote Originally Posted by splinters View Post
    You're not gonna like this.

    As well as whatever the thread costs you:-
    U-40 LS supreme rod finish----------19.36 plus p&p.
    Flex coat lite----------19.25 plus p&p.
    Threadmaster-----------31.30 plus p&p
    Etc. Etc. Unless you've got a pet repairer close by, 20.00 is pretty close anyway. Try your local tackle shop if you have one. They generally have a repairer available. It's just not worth tooling up for one wrap. Sorry.

    S.
    Yikes! I’m glad I asked before buying the ring!!

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    Default Re: Replacing a rod ring - I know its a basic question for all you clever people!

    Quote Originally Posted by splinters View Post
    You're not gonna like this.

    As well as whatever the thread costs you:-
    U-40 LS supreme rod finish----------19.36 plus p&p.
    Flex coat lite----------19.25 plus p&p.
    Threadmaster-----------31.30 plus p&p
    Etc. Etc. Unless you've got a pet repairer close by, 20.00 is pretty close anyway. Try your local tackle shop if you have one. They generally have a repairer available. It's just not worth tooling up for one wrap. Sorry.

    S.
    All absolutely true (except I'd hope to avoid p&p for that order plus the guide*) , but zero cost if you cannibalise a guide from an old rod and get out your fly-tying gear for thread and varnish/epoxy. Maybe not so pretty but you're unlikely achieve a perfect match with the original anyway.

    (* I have a grouse against H&H/guidesnblanks who insist on signed for delivery for items priced at less than half the cost of carriage)

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    Default Re: Replacing a rod ring - I know its a basic question for all you clever people!

    Quote Originally Posted by original cormorant View Post
    All absolutely true (except I'd hope to avoid p&p for that order plus the guide*) , but zero cost if you cannibalise a guide from an old rod and get out your fly-tying gear for thread and varnish/epoxy. Maybe not so pretty but you're unlikely achieve a perfect match with the original anyway.

    (* I have a grouse against H&H/guidesnblanks who insist on signed for delivery for items priced at less than half the cost of carriage)
    Unexpectedly, on close examination the liner didn’t pop out of a retaining ridge or anything but appears to simply have been glued in place. The ring itself was completely smooth even checking with the cotton bud trick. I’ve therefore glued the lining back in. It might not last but nothing ventured...

    Thanks for the replies. If it comes to it I may well just utilise the fly tying stuff

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    Default Re: Replacing a rod ring - I know its a basic question for all you clever people!

    Is it whipped at both ends?
    I was able to replace a eye by heating the old one and pulling it out then araldited the new one into the hole of the original...
    Looked like new ��

    Al

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    Default Re: Replacing a rod ring - I know its a basic question for all you clever people!

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    Is it whipped at both ends?
    I was able to replace a eye by heating the old one and pulling it out then araldited the new one into the hole of the original...
    Looked like new ��

    Al
    Yes it is Al, it’s a 3 legged stripping ring.

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