Here is a link to a video I made showing how to make a cardboard box rod wrapping jig: https://youtu.be/wEC8ktjlYTk

This is a technique I came up with a few days ago. I’m sure I’m not the first one to come up with this idea but I haven’t seen it before so I thought I would share it. It is pretty easy to get a guide foot in place and locked down for finishing up the wrap using this method and it makes covering the point of the guide foot an easy task.
There may be some draw backs to this method…but for my rod building, I think this method will do an adequate job of securing a guide to a rod.
Let me know what you think and if you have any other methods you would like to share, please let me know!

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30 Comments

  1. Jackson Vang

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Can u put nail polish after that wrap?

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  2. karipap pusing

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Hey you , fishing is my moto

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  3. 23kc

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Hey just popping by to show some love I hit the thumbs come check me out leave a comment

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  4. Douglas Martin

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Very cool! Thank you.

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  5. Luis Villarreal

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Tip: Bring along some small plastic tie wraps If your out fishing. If one of your rod guides becomes loose and you don't have a spare rod and reel combo, use two tie wraps on the guide foot to get you through the rest of the day. Just keep the tie wrap nub at the under part of the rod.

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  6. Chris Davis

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    That's a good idea!!!

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  7. Bekim Hasangjekaj

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Good job.i wrap all my guides but your method is much beter .this video was very helpful .thank you and greetings from Republic of Kosovo

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  8. christopher cook

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    What if you have a double foot ring?

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  9. Jason Wheeler

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing,. One thing i can share with you, you want to end your guide wrap well before the line starts to "climb up" the blank, so maybe like 4-5 fewer wraps. The flex coat will always "fall" down hill and you end up with parts of thread showing. Also it just looks cleaner. Happy rodbuilding.

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  10. BIG COUNTRY LIVING [BCL]

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    You could use a little glue to help keep it in place. That will also fortify the hold or reinforce the eye, when pressure is applied.

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  11. zenbooter

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I decided to go a step further and reveal yet another method. Took me quite a while to figure this out. take a 1/4" wood bead cut a rubber band in half and feed one end thru the bead with a whipping loop or threading tool. g Go around the rod with the tag end of rubber band and pull it thru the bead. It is now cinched to the rod and you are free to move it up or down the rod blank enabling you to slide the guide under the loop. really hope you guys see the economy of my method. Tight lines. PS, Hobby Lobby has wood beads, probably Wally's too.

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  12. zenbooter

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    It is a slick simple technique.

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  13. Andrew's Fly Fishing

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Wow! Nice trick!

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  14. SnorryHobo

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Intro way too long

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  15. Sean Duggan

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Why make an easy job harder…just use a bit of tape

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  16. Blake Christopher

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Nicely done. That's one thing I've always tried to figure out. Thanks for the tip

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  17. karim khan

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Very nice video
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  18. mr.meredith roper

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    wow!…great vid.

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  19. MrSteve280

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    For us DIYers that like it simple and inexpensive.  Good job.

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  20. Alejandro Bartolacci

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I never saw such a thing you are a capo, really amazing

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  21. Lynn Unger

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I'm wanting to start making my own custom rods. It is on my List.

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  22. GeorgeExT

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Nice video !! I have a question. Would you recommend creating a ''base layer'' of thread wrapping for the guide to sit on, in order to avoid the direct contact of the metal guide and the blank? (and basically follow the whole process on top of that ''base layer'' )

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  23. John Smith

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Nice tidy job, well explained. Thanks for the tip.

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  24. henryssurfshowcase

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Looks clean, let us know if it holds up ok

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  25. Richard Curry

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I never though of this, I 've been trying to come with some way to put on the guide without having to use tape or glue.one thing that will make the guides hold in place and come off under a load pulling from the tip if the glue cracks?
    Start your wrap the some way you are doing , go all the way up the guide foot to the end where you would stop and pull the tag under the wrap,, now back off one turn, take the line counter clock wise around the guide at the base were the leg meets the foot three turns , now as you come around that 3rd, turn take the line 2more turns around the other side of the guide and put the line through your pull thread. There is a name for this step I can't think what it is called, I use it on all my one footed guides ,to me it makes the guide like it finished now you could put a

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  26. William Krejca

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Interesting approach, I'll try it on my next rod!

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  27. Dan Ciechanowski

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Simple!

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  28. jeremy bertuch

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Tiny dot of super glue works well but that looked so much cleaner and no messy glue to worry about 👍👍👍

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  29. Mate Mete

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Nice job!

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  30. Khai Souloi

    February 15, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Alan walker

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