Fly Rod building jig.

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Project by Barksavage posted 01-24-2016 02:13 AM 1614 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am a Fly Fisherman and have an 80 year old Bamboo fly rod that was my Dads favorite.
I want to rebuilding it and and do it right.
This “Rod Building” machine will help the process.
The drive motor and speed control are from an old sewing machine I picked up at Goodwill for $9.00. The wood was laying around in my shop.

-- Barksavage

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#1 posted 01-24-2016 03:32 AM

bark you hit a nerve in me besides being a crazy wood working nut im a huge fly fishing fan,my dad and I made many trips to canada Alaska the Yukon etc. those were great times and memories ill have forever including our mutual love of woodworking,enjoy the trip your on and savor the memories as I do,may god bless your father,thanks for for stirring my own memories.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-24-2016 04:34 AM

Super jig,great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-24-2016 05:00 AM

Intriguing jig? How about some more pictures—close ups of the thread wrapping fixture? This looks like something I might seriously consider copying (with your permission of course).

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 01-24-2016 05:47 AM

Jgs are always a good idea!

I make them to help assembly for many things I make!

-- just rjR

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#5 posted 01-24-2016 01:29 PM

That’s pretty cool. Would love to see more pic’s.
I gather the threader is adjustable.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 01-24-2016 02:23 PM

Nice. That sure beats the heck out of my wrapping jig.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 01-24-2016 02:50 PM

Very nice, I to am an avid fly fisherman, as you can see from my profile picture. I have a R.L. Winston rod that I have to rewind. It broke last year on a trip to Colorado. I built is several years ago so they will only replace the blank. If I would be getting back into making rods again I would seriously consider making one of these. Again very nice!

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#8 posted 01-25-2016 05:28 AM

Nice setup!

I sure could have used a motor the last time I re-wrapped a rod! I knew about using old sewing machine motors, but at the time, I could not find anything around here – sewing machine or not. Ended up turning/wrapping by hand. I did use a slow RPM drying motor from Mudhole for the clear coat, though.

Thinkin’ I should start perusing the used shops again. Not that I need a new rod, but maybe just to customize a couple of store-bought rods.

-- Mark - Keep-On-Learnin' :)

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