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Old 03-15-2005, 04:24 PM
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Get some rod building epoxy.

U-40 for the reel seat. Great stuff, almost like butter and sets up slowly allowing you to make last minute adjustments. Measure where the reel seat and cork will be, then lightly scuff the blank w/ a scotchbrite cloth.

For the guides DO NOT USE EPOXY. Get some FlexCoat or a similar product. Some use Permagloss Urethane - I've done it, but flex coat's the best. The guides are held in place w/ the thread and the epoxy just provides a waterproof seal and keeps the threads from unraveling.

http://www.rodbuilders.org has tonnes of rod building sponsors to get stuff.
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