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I am working on a nice rod for myself finally and can't decide if I should keep the fine detail I'm wrapping on the larger guides towards the reel, on the small wraps towards the tip. I have attached a pic of the wrap.

Oh ya, the last three guides will be single foot micro's.
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Just my 2¢, but I think understated, almost austere aesthetic underscores the purpose of any tool very well. To that end I would personally keep the elaborate wraps to a minimum. If you feel like the rod will look better with a crazy wrap or two, keep them limited to the first and second guide.

So many custom rods I have seen look like they were built by Navajo indians on a peyote bender.

Tacky. ::)

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Dictator Tot said:
So many custom rods I have seen look like they were built by Navajo indians on a peyote bender.
I admire the skill and patience it takes to do that intricate wrapping, but it's not my cup of tea. I'm a fan of simple and clean. To each his own.
 

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As much as I can lay down some nice wraps, I keep mine simple, my best rods are all solid color wraps, the others have all been sold.
 

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You and my buddy mackaddict do some really pretty work! I think the term is "mad skillz".
 

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jwgottabass said:
I am working on a nice rod for myself finally and can't decide if I should keep the fine detail I'm wrapping on the larger guides towards the reel, on the small wraps towards the tip. I have attached a pic of the wrap.

Oh ya, the last three guides will be single foot micro's.
James
Also, try putting the picture up again.
 

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Good points, I think I will keep the complex wraps limited to the first couple guides, it gets much harder to wrap and harder to see after the first couple guides on the size rods I do most anyway. Thanks everyone.
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Peyote? :):):):):)
I say wrap it the way your creative heart pulls you. Why ask us? This is for you! If you want you could do a tie die wrap heheheh
 

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Peyote? :):):):):)
I say wrap it the way your creative heart pulls you. Why ask us? This is for you! If you want you could do a tie die wrap heheheh
I agree... I know Solomon loves plain, and I others like fancy... Myself, I like performance, with just a touch of flare....Koldkut has made me three rods with great handles that have pretty modest wraps, but they do have a band in em.... I love em.

Bottom line, it's for you man!
 
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