Custom Flyrod Jig

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Project by newguy posted 08-20-2009 02:44 AM 2843 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and I built this custom fly rod jig that he will use to build rods. He found a picture as a go-by and actuall;y did most of the work. I made a few of the cuts. Maybe I’ll get the first, no the second rod he builds.
It was fun to build together. I’ll post some more when he gets all of the tools connected.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#1 posted 08-20-2009 03:28 AM

These pics only show the first steps in finishing. The first coat of poly is on and roughed up. I’ll add more pictures when it’s all done and put together. I came up with the dimensions (based on a picture of a similar product) and Dad supplied the wood, workshop, tools and cutting. In other words…he did the fun stuff. I sanded and sanded and sanded and sanded some more then did a the staining and first coat of poly….and of course more sanding. Headed back home and will finish the poly and put it all together.

Adam——Fred’s Son.

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 03:32 AM

great jig, but most important you said my son and i ,any time bonding with family on projects is priceless, would like to see pics. of jig in action

-- you must live for something or die for nothing (rambo)

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 05:25 AM

good thinking well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 12:18 PM

Nice jig.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 03:05 PM

A very nice Father/Son project.

I have never fly fished, but I sure enjoy watching it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 08-22-2009 06:45 PM

Good project to make more projects.

I would love to see the rods when they are made.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Stanley Coker

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#7 posted 08-29-2009 12:33 PM

Good project, I am a fly fisher myself and have built a few rods and always wished I had a good jig to use. Lood forward to seeing the first rod.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 05:12 PM

Guess I’m looking forward to seeing something here soon as well. Was fun building the jig but I’m not sure I have the fortitude to build the rods. Thanks for the comments.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#9 posted 09-02-2009 05:18 PM

Finally finished it.

Some explanation:
- The rod sections in the middle are tread spool tensioners
- The dowel rods are just extra thread spool holders
- The magnates on the uprights and the ruler are countersunk and flush with the wood
- The white strips on the uprights are sticky back loop side velcro to prevent scuffing of the rod as it is rotated
- The holes on the back side of the jig (1/4-1” size) are just for placing tools into while working (brushes, etc)
- The three main uprights are removable and can be placed anywhere along the dowel peg holes in the middle
- The eyehooks are for routing the thread to the final hook on the slider in the router groove

Main jig is made of red oak and the to outriggers are made of maple. Most of it was scrap wood dad had around the shop.

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#10 posted 09-02-2009 07:27 PM

Looks great. It’ll be interesting to see how it all works along with the dryers and motors.

-- Fred, Parker, Colorado

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#11 posted 11-14-2009 03:00 PM

I would like to see the rod he make’s

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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