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ROD FINISHING SUPPLIES.

All the rod finishing products as used and developed by Master Rodsmith David Norwich. I only offer products that have been proven over a thirty seven year professional rod making career to be the best available for use in every sphere of rod assembly.

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Custom Made Self Adhesive Decals for Rods, Rod Tubes and Tackle Boxes. Click below for information.

 

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DIY Rod Building Motors, Electrical Cable, Switches, Connector Blocks & Fuses.


Rod Finishing Motors.  33 rpm and 4/6 rpm  * Please take time to read the disclaimer highlighted in red text below*     

                             

 

These are ideal little motors with which to make your own bench mounted rod finish setup. Make a simple wooden upright for the motor and V block out of wood lined with some soft felt as the rod support and you have a simple rod finishing station. These motors have a high torque for their size and are constantly rated for extended use. Dimensions are 50mm diameter, 20mm depth. Twin mounting lugs for use with 4mm threaded bolts. (Only one mounting bolt on each side is necessary to mount the motor) The drive shaft is 5mm diameter10mm long with a 3mm hole drilled through the shaft. Rated for 220-240volts. 50/60hrtz. 4 watts. The direction of rotation can be altered by reversing the polarity of the 50cm long connecting wires. Or by stalling the drive shaft firmly and it will reverse the direction. Available in two speeds. 33rpm and 4-6 rpm. The 4/6 rpm motors are currently on sale.

33rpm is the ideal speed for applying viscous rod wrap finishes such as FlexCoat to tubular construction rods. The 5 rpm version is favoured by my customers who build cane rods.

 

 

 

 

 

Tip 1: If you intend to use your motor for coating long heavy sea rods or beach casting rod sections. The rod support mount away from the motor mount is best made of a low friction type such as a roller mount.

Tip 2: Check that the job is set up level properly with a spirit level laid on the rod shaft. Add packing spacers below the support till you get the rod shaft sitting perfectly horizontal. Setting the rod perfectly horizontal lets your finish flow out and level properly while it sets and prevents any build up at one end of the wrap as can happen if the rod shaft is sitting at a slight angle.

Tip 3: Rather than plugging your rod finishing lathe straight into the mains socket. Plug your rod lathe into a 13amp 24 hour timer then set it to switch off once the rod is dry. Depending on your ambient temperature, around 6-8 hours to switch off time is about right for safe firming up o Flex Coat & most other makes of two part rod finishing polymers.

Tip 4: If you have an unsteady handy or you are not confident or inexperienced and are having difficulty getting your coating on evenly at the edge of your whippings. Make yourself a simple steady similar those that sign writers and artists use. Basically all this is is a length dowel or a an old rod section cut to a suitable length. Fit one end with a non slip rubber chair leg stopper. Anything non slip will do. A ball of sticky tape works fine. Now using your non brush holding rest your steady solidly on a suitable spot and then lean the wrist of your coating hand against the shaft to steady your brush.

Code: RodMotor 33.    £12.75 each  

Code: RodMotor 4/6.   £12.50 each ** SALE NOW £8.95 OUT OF STOCK

Rod Turner Components

A few customers have enquired about a chuck to fit the output shaft on these motors. A chuck isn't really an essential if you are building a rod from scratch. The simplest way to fit a rod blank to the shaft is a wrap of masking tape over both the shaft and the rod blank to connect the two. A slightly more sophisticated, yet still simple method is to source a piece of silicon or rubber tubing that is a firm push fit over the shaft. You then push the blank into the tubing. If you need a larger bore tube, source tubing that will fit over the first tube and so on to increase the bore.... This really only works if you are building a rod that requires you to fit the reel seat last once the varnish work and coating is finished. I build all my single handed fly rods this way - The reel seat is fitted and then aligned with the guides last. This method is far easier than trying to wrap a rod and then line the guides up to an already fitted reel seat. You can of course reverse the rod section and mount the joint end to the shaft which leaves the reel seat end free and apply the finish to the rod as normal. If you are working on a mid or tip section only, push an old piece of blank into the joint or a section of wooden dowel and tape that to the motor shaft and then coat your whippings as normal.

**N.B. These motors are purchased and assembled into rod finishing units at your own risk. Buying and using these motors for this purpose assumes that the buyer has the competence and necessary electrical skills to assemble these motors into a unit fit for the purpose intended as detailed in the description above. David Norwich Rod Building Supplies accepts no liability for any accidents caused through incorrect assembly or use of these motors. By buying one of these motors you are accepting and agreeing with these terms


Motors, Electrical Cable, Switches, Connector Blocks & Fuses.

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240 volt 2 core cable. Per Metre       £1.85 per metre

Twin Wire Connecting Block           £0.35 each

On Off Rocker Switch                        £2.15 each OUT OF STOCK

One Amp Fuse. Fits std 13amp U.K. Plug   £0.35 each

 

Rod Turner Components

 

 

**N.B. These motors and electrical components are purchased and assembled into rod finishing units at your own risk. Buying and using these motors for this purpose assumes that the buyer has the competence and necessary electrical skills to assemble these motors into a unit fit for the purpose intended as detailed in the description above. David Norwich Rod Building Supplies accepts no liability for any accidents caused through incorrect assembly or use of these motors. By buying one of these motors you are accepting and agreeing with these terms

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Razor Blades 

Super sharp hard spine safety blades for cutting or trimming your rod whipping thread.   A really sharp blade is essential if you want to make a good job of your rod whipping.

 

 

£1.45 per Five.

£2.05 per Ten.

£3.60 per Twenty

 

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Razor Blades

 

 


Razor Blade Holder

 

Turns a standard hard back razor blade into a multi-purpose tool. This neat little holder gives you a better grip of the blade which allows you to see the area you are trimming more clearly. Turns a razor blade into a mini scraper. We use dulled cast off blades that have been used in the holder to strip of old finish from rods we renovate. The blade clips in or out easily and can be reversed for safety and carried in your pocket.

 £2.85 each  

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nylon Thread Burnishing Blades.

 

 

Tight touching turns in your thread work is the mark of a good crafstman and a job well done.

Burnish your thread wraps carefully with one of my special Nylon Burnishing Blades. Nudge up tightly each of the thread wraps and close any unsightly gaps in your whips before applying your thread preserver or rod finish.

For use alone or fits into the Razor Blade Holder to turn it into a handy tool.

  

Burnishing BladeHolder   £2.85

Burnishing Blade   £0.25

Burnishing Blade x 3  £0.60

Burnishing Blade x 5  £0.99

 

 

 

Nylon Blade Holder
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Flex Coat SCS    Professional Standard Epoxy Rod Wrap Finish   

UV resistant ultra clear flexible formula. Competitors copy this product but can never improve on the original. Out performs all other polymer two-part whipping finishes. Sold in milliliter quantities and not by weight as in U.S. ounces as most of the American manufacturers do. You will then know exactly what volume you will receive.

Comprises of one bottle of Flex Coat Resin A and one bottle of Flex Coat Resin B.  Re-bottled from bulk with no fancy packaging or labelling to keep the price at a low level. Flex Coat Thinners  is availible from the link below. Flex Coat can be thinned with 5-10% Isopropyl Alcahol. Can be applied in one or two coats.

6 cc of mixed resin is more than enough to coat all the whippings on a 10ft fly rod or a 7ft lure rods. 60ml is enough to coat the whippings on approximately 15 fly or lure rods.

No instructions are included with this product. Full instructions can be read by clicking here 

Tip: If the whipping or wraps on the rod you are building requires a flat low profile finish, apply Flex Coat in two coats. Thin the mixed resin with 5%-10% Flex Coat Thinners  Apply  the first coat thinly and allow the resin to soak in thoroughly. Remove any excess build resin up with a dry brush. Allow to dry and then apply a second thin top coat.  Clean your brushes in Cellulose Thinners

Please see my 33 & 6 rpm motors above. These are ideal for building your own inexpensive rod finishing lathe.

 

 

 

 

 

40ml £10.95

60ml  £13.95

 

 12ml    SYRINGES (pair)    £4.55 

 

SYRINGE EXTENSION TUBES. 0.99p

Flex Coat

 

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Flex Coat Syringes.

 

Two sizes 12ml (24mlc total volume when fully charged & mixed) are marked in half cc (ml) increments.

These syringes are made from silicon free material to ensure a perfect finish. Don't be tempted to use medical type syringes as these mostly contain silicon plungers. See here for more information.

The Syringe Extension tubes are a handy item for filling your syringes from your bottles of Flex Coat or other rod finishes. These are made from 3mm bore silicon free plastic tubing. The tubing is designed to be a firm push fit over the syringe nozzles. Supplied in a pack of two. As a handy bonus - Each tube holds exactly 1 cc (ml) of liquid.

Tip: When storing your syringes after use it is best to partially fill the syringes with a few CCs of Flex Coat and then clean the nozzle ends of any surplus resin. Then wrap and then fold some adhesive tape over the nozzles or the syringe extension tubes to keep the contents sealed. Store them standing up plunger end down in a safe place. A jam jar or similar is ideal. Flex Coat will keep in good usable condition indefinitely if stored in a sealed condition.

 

 

 12ml    SYRINGE    £4.55 

 

SYRINGE EXTENSION TUBES. 0.99p

 

SYRINGES 2 Pack

 

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Isopropyl Alcohol For Thinning Flex Coat

 

 

If you want a flat traditional low profile finish such as is found on cane rods you need to reduce the viscosity of your Flex Coat mix.  Isopropyl Alchal allows you to apply Flex Coat in a much thinner coating than standard.

For best results apply one coat and allow it to sink in to the thread. Allow it to dry and then build it up thin coat by thin coat till the surface is level. This usually requires two or three applications.

 

Please note thinning does also extend the curing period of Flex Coat and you should allow extra time for the full cure cycle to take place.

30ml £2.99

60ml  2 x 30ml bottles £4.25

100ml £5.50

Select amount required

 


Flex Coat 3 Brush Pack  

 

Stiff bristle brushes all your Flex Coat thread finish application.

Use once or clean with Cellulose Thinners

 

Code Brush Pk 3  £1.99

 

 

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Non Crack Colour Preserver.    

 

This is my own tried and  tested formula that retains the original brilliance of the thread. Thread colours treated with preserver have more depth and vibrancy than the artificial colours obtained with NCP treated threads. Stays flexible and will not crease or crack under your final rod finish.

Apply in two light coats rather than one heavy coat and allow each coat to thoroughly dry for at least 24 hours in a warm room before applying the next coat or the final finish. The thread will darken when applied and gradually lighten as the preserver dries. Shake the bottle to disperse the solids before use and allow to settle for a few minutes before application. Shake the bottle again if left lying for a long period before using it again.

IMPORTANT: Do not apply your thread finish till the preserver is thoroughly dried. Brushes should be cleaned while wet in warm soapy water.

IMPORTANT: It is advisable to do a test whipping to see how the preserver works with your thread. Colour preservers of any type by their very nature seal each individual thread and this process will show up any gaps in your wraps if they are not done properly. Burnish your thread wraps carefully with a round edge soft plastic object. A medicine spoon handle can be used or use one of my special Burnishing Blades. Nudge up tightly each of the thread wraps and close any unsightly gaps in your whips before applying the preserver.

 

30ml £5.55

 

 

 

 

 

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Pro Gloss Rapid Rod Varnish 

Clear fast drying rod varnish. Touch dry in half an hour. Dries to a hard yet flexible gloss finish. 

Suitable for varnishing all types of rods, glass, carbon, cane, wooden reel seat inserts.

If you are new to repairing or building rods this is an ideal starter product. It is compatible whith all known types of rod finishes. Tests have show no reaction with any known rod finish. This makes it a very user friendly product. 

For best results old or new surfaces should be lightly abraded with 000 grade steel wool then de-greased first with a de-greasing agent such

as mySilicon Wipe

125ml £6.45

500ml  £23.95

 

 

 

Gloss and Matt Varnish

 

 

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Pro Low Flash "non cling" Rod Varnish 

 

A matt low flash finish on any rod can be a useful ally to help you fool a wary fish. The problem with most matt finishes or matt sanded rod blanks is that the matting process or the matting agents in them actually hold water droplets on the surface of the finish and this water can cause line cling. If you have a matt finished rod and have ever experience poor fly line shoot or found that your line doesn’t let you trot your float through the swim properly the chances are you are using a rod with a poorly designed matt coating.  

This new low flash “non cling”varnish contains a water repellent polymer that prevents water clinging to the surface. It works in much the same way as applying a coating of silicone does but without the drawbacks of transference to your line that silicone has.  

Suitable for varnishing all types of rods, glass, carbon, cane, wooden reel seat inserts. It is also compatible whith most types of existing rod finishes.  

Shake the bottle vigorously before use to disperse the matting additives and allow the bubbles to disperse for a few minutes. For best results old or new surfaces should be lightly abraded with 000 grade steel wool then de-greased first with a de-greasing agent such as my Silicon Wipe to remove all traces of silicine or grease.  Failure to do this can cause the new finish to seperate and marble.

Brushes should be cleaned while still wet in warm soapy water and then rinsed in clear running water..

 

125ml £6.55

500ml  £24.55                                                    

 

Pro Low Flash Matt Varnish
                                                                 

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Pro Gloss Yacht Varnish  

This is single part slow air drying clear elastomeric yacht varnish. UV resistant elastomeric formula. Suitable for all types of rods. Carbon, and Glass but best used on Cane. Good for coating all types of wooden reel seat inserts. Can be Brushed, dipped and sprayed. For best results apply in thin coats. Applying in thick coats will only extend the drying time. It is touch dry in 10 hours. Leave to dry for at least 48 hours before applying the next coat.

Brushes should be cleaned while still wet with White Spirit. White Spirit can also be used to thin this varnish in a ratio up to 10%.

125ml £8.95 

250ml £15.99

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Pro Gloss Yacht Varnish

 


Pro Ultimate Gloss & Matt Finish Rod Varnish. New 1/2 litre (500ml) size added.   

Pro Ulimate is exactly just that. Pro Ultimate is the best rod varnish you can buy.

Pro Ultimate is a two pack high gloss or matt rod finish.  It can be used for coating all types of materials. Glass, Carbon, Cane and Wooden inserts on reel seats.

It is especially good for cane being lighter in weight than polyurethene or tung oil varnish. It will by reducing the weight of regular varnish enhance the action of your cane rod.

It can also be used to coat any metal parts with a tough clear corrosion resistant coating. When applied with a brush it flows out into a smooth streak free high gloss or matt finish. Can also be used to dip or spray the work piece.

Pro Ultimate is much tougher and importantly for rod performance -is lighter than the air cure single part varnishes.

Comprises of One 100ml bottle of clear resin. One mixing bottle and enough Catalyst in a squeeze dropper bottle to cure the complete bottle.

A new 1/2 litre size has been added due to the demand for a larger volume from rod builders who want to dip or baste coat their cane or carbon rod sections.

Pro Gloss Ultimate dries (cures) overnight into the toughest high gloss ultra clear rod finish available. This is the same product that I use to coat my own EV5 rod blanks and reel seat inserts.

Pro Matt Ultimate has exactly the same properties as the gloss version but dries to a low flash flat matt non reflective non cling finish. The problem with most matt finishes or matt sanded rod blanks is that the matting process or the matting agents in them actually hold water droplets on the surface of the finish and this water can cause line cling. If you have a matt finished rod and have ever experience poor fly line shoot or found that your line doesn’t let you trot your float through the swim properly the chances are you are using a rod with a poorly designed matt coating. Pro Matt Ultimate will solve this issue.

 

 

 

 

Pro Gloss & Matt Ultimate is professionally developed and tested to be the best rod coating available.

 

No instructions are included with this product. Before purchasing these products please take time to read the application advice. Full instructions can be read by clicking here for Gloss  and  here for Matt

Can be thinned by adding 5-10% of Cellulose Thinners  For spray application please refer to the spraying notes in the instruction for use.

 

(Please note the bottle containing part B is only partially filled with 4ml of catalyst (at a 25-1 ratio) and contains enough to cure the whole quantity of Part A

Gloss 100ml   £11.95
Gloss 200ml  (2 X 100ml bottles) £20.50
Matt 100ml    £11.95
Matt 200ml  £20.50
100ml Mixing Bottle £1.00
100ml Mixing Bottlles. Qty 2 £1.6
Gloss 500m £43.95
Matt 500ml  £43.95
500ml Mixing Bottle £1.25
500ml Mixing Bottles.Qty 2 £2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Ultimate Gloss or Matt Varnish

 

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Varnish Strainers/Filters 190 Micron Mesh

All your rod finishes excepting thicker products such as Flex Coat should be strained before use. Even when using varnish straight from a new tin! This is what the pro's use - and is much better at filtering out impurities than using an old pair of your wife's tights! These filters are guaranteed to remove every trace of impurities from your finish so that you can achieve that professional unblemished finish.

For best results use a  Tack Cloth  before applying your finish.

These are a one use only product. Throw it away once you have finished filtering your varnish.

Tip: Strain your varnish into a used well washed out large tinned fruit tin. Clean it out properly with hot soapy water. When dry and before use remove any dust with your Tack Cloth Once you have used the product and have poured any left over finish back into the original container, don't throw the tin away. Cap it with some kitchen foil with an elastic band round it to hold it in place and store it in a safe place ready for the next time you use it. By that time any finish residue will have dried out and will have trapped any airborne dust left in the tin in the cured varnish. Before using it again clean it again with your Tack Cloth and repeat the storage process after use.

£0.30. Qty One

£1.25 Qty Five.

£2.00 Qty Ten.

 

 

STRAINERS

 

 

 


Tack Cloths  

 

 

Another essential item for all rod makers. These special cloths are 45cms square folded down to 6 Sq cm and are impregnated with a neutral tacky solution that attracts dust like a magnet. These cloths will remove any traces of dust that might spoil your rod finish - A quick wipe over and all traces of dust is gone. Can be used many times over - once one fold is contaminated with dust just unfold the cloth to get a fresh tacky surface. After use store it in the bag it comes in or a zip lock bag to stop it drying out.

 

£1.35 Each.

£2.43 Qty Two.

£3.55 Qty Three.

 

 

Tack Cloths

 

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Cellulose Thinners, Acetone and White Spirit

 

Cellulose thinners Is difficult to get cheaply in small quantities. This thinners is bottled in economical quantities.

Cellulose Thinners is an essential product for all rod makers. Great for cleaning any varnish and Flex Coat brushes.  Also used for Thinning  Pro Varnish Ultimate and

Acetone is the best product for cleaning up epoxy and most other adhesive residue from your reel seat metalwork. White Spirit is is used to thin Pro Yacht Varnish and is excellent for removing tape residue from rod blanks.

(Important! Do not bring neat cellulose thinners or acetone into contact with your rod blank finish as it may spoil the finish)

 

 

Cellulose thinners

30ml £3.99

100ml  £7.99

Acetone

30ml £2.49

100ml  £4.99

White Spirit

30ml £1.49

100ml  £2.49

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose the amount you require of either product from the drop down menu.

Cellulose, Acetone & White Spirit

 

 


Degreaser Anti -Silicone Wipe 

 

 

Silicon contamination can spoil your rod finish and create many problems when you try to re-finish the rod section if the item is contaminated with silicone.

If you have ever seen your rod finish or varnish separate and form a small dry area (called birds eyes in the painting trade) it is contaminated by silicon. Silicone is in many every day products such as shampoo or washing up liquid. engine oil, hair shampoos, grease. If you come in contact with silicone it can be very difficult to remove the contamination even washing your hands thoroughly will not remove it completely.

Before varnishing your rod blank or applying your rod finish to your thread work, a quick wipe over with this de greaser will remove any silicone traces. Apply with a clean cloth or tissue and wipe the de greaser off while still wet with new dry tissue. Safe for use in the preparation of all types of surfaces.

 

30ml £3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Flexible Abrasive Sanding Pads

 

These sanding pads are made from a flexible, three dimensional abrasive fibre that when woven into sheet form is equivalent in grade to 240 grit wet & dry paper.

You will find them ideal for sanding both tubular carbon or hexagonal cane blanks. Unlike flat sand papers they conform to the shape of the part you are sanding. These pads will strip the old finish off and will give you an excellent smooth keyed surface finish ready for applying your chosen finish.

They can be used dry or wet with a solvent such as acetone or cellulose thinners They are easily cleaned by rinsing the pad under in running water. As an added bonus they can be re-used over and over again.

Each pad is 20 centimeters by 12 centimeters in size.

£1.10 Each 

£2.05 For Two 

£3.00 For Three  

 

Sanding Pads

 

 

 

 


Marker Pencil

 

White china marker pencil. Ideal for marking and laying out your guide spacings on your blank.

The markings wipe off easily with finger pressure.

Each £1.65 

 

 

 


Masking Tape. Low Tack

 

Low tack and Low Residue. Top quality 19mm wide tape. These are 50 metre rolls 19mm wide. More rod builder friendly than the regular 25mm wide size!

Ideal for making reel seat centralizing arbors. See the Epoxy & Micro Balloons products for further information

Indispensable for holding on your guides ready for whipping.

Tip. If you need narrower strips place a length of tape on a glass surface and use a ruler as a straight edge - score with a sharp blade to get the width that you want.

 

£1.65 per Roll                       

 

 

 

 

 


Cork Reamer

 

Tapered cork reamer. Indispensable for opening up cork to the bore you need.

Made from hardened carbon steel. Tapers from 3mm to 12mm.

Length overall is 115mm.

Can be used by hand with the supplied tommy bar or will fit in any power drill with a suitable sized chuck.

 

Each £5.99         

 

 

 

 

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Cork Filler

 

For filling crevices or voids in cork handles. This is my own formula which has evolved by trial and error over a number of years to be the best available. The colour and consistency matches most cork grades perfectly. Apply with a thin knife blade or plastic spreader and press into any voids with a wetted finger. Allow to dry for several hours then sand smooth. Deep fissures may need two applications. It is solvent based so is best use in a well ventilated room. Fit the cap immediately after use to prevent it going hard. Can be easily reconstituted and thinned with Cellulose Thinner

A tub of filler goes a long way and contains enough for at least 10-15 rod handles. 

Note: When you open the bottle you may find a small puddle of thinners sitting on top of the filler. Before we post the filler out, we top the container up with a small amount of thinner so that the filler gets to you in good usable condition. Before use just mix the thinner in with the filler and apply as described.

 

" Hi David,  This is the best cork filler I have came across. I've tried all the usual options like sanding cork and then mixing it with Arldite or PVA glue.  It fills the holes, but it just doesn't look right. This stuff I got from you blends in so much better than those makeshift remedies. Thanks,  John."

 

20ml tub. £6.25

 

 

 

 


Dura Cork Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

Made from a highly durable composite cork/rubber mix. Ideal for making up the end of fighting butts or for the butt of salmon fly rod handles. Much lighter than the traditional heavy brass threaded screw in rubber buttons. This material is easily sanded to shape, and is very hard wearing.

This product has been difficult to find recently with the correct combination of rubber and cork that allows for easy sanding. I have now found a regular supply at a better price that lets me offer bigger sheets for only a minimal price increase.

Each sheet is now 12" by 4" (300 x 100mm) by 3mm or 1.5mm thick. It is easily cut to shape with scissors or a sharp craft knife and is very nice to sand. If you need thicker sections just glue up as many layers as required and clamp them firmly together till dry.

Also available in 1.5mm thickness. Each sheet is 12" by 4" (300 x 100mm) and 1.5mm thickness thinner material is Ideal for making decorative inlays on handles as well as using it in multi layers for reinforcing the ends of handles or fighting butts.

Please note: For ease of packing and to help reduce posting costs each sheet will be supplied cut in to two equal parts - 2 x 6" by 4" (2 x 150mm by 100mm) Please advise if you would prefer your order to be despatched uncut.

The Pro Cork Glue listed below is ideal for bonding this material. 

3mm    £3.95 per sheet.

1.5mm    £3.75 per sheet. 

 

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Pro Cork Adhesive        

                           

 

 

The best glue you will ever find for assembling cork sections or for fitting handles. Sands very well with no hard glue joints as happens with most epoxy glues. Expands it's volume on contact with the materials you intend to bond. Ideal for building up cork handles from individual shives or for fitting pre-formed handles. You will have no more loose or creaking corks on your fly rod "ever," if you use this glue.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE - IMPORTANT PLEASE TAKE NOTE:  This adhesive must be used very sparingly. This industrial grade polyurethane glue has a higher expansion volume than regular polyurethane glues. Very little is needed to do the job. It is advisable to glue together a few test pieces of scrap cork or wood to see how the glue expands in use before committing glue to the finished handle project. Apply the glue sparingly to one surface only, then lightly clamp or keep pressure on the glued parts for at least 1 hour till it sets. 

The full cure time depends on the temperature, the moisture content of the pieces being glued, and the humidity of the air in the room where you are working. Glue residue can be cleaned up with Cellulose Thinner

 

TIP - For long term storage after use, squeeze the bottle to eliminate as much air as possible, then screw the cap home firmly and store upside down.

 

30ml    £3.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30ml

 


Two Part Epoxy

 

PU Adhesive is an excellent adhesive but is not Ideal for all rod assembly jobs. Assembling and mounting reel seats and fitting tip guide is best done with a 2 part epoxy adhesives. This adhesive will bond wood to wood, wood to metal. Metal to glass or carbon fibre and many other types of materials.

Twin syringe pack for easy measuring out of the two components. Drys in approximately 10 minutes.

 

£3.99 per pack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Micro Balloons Epoxy Filler

 

 

 

This is a product I have been using for a number of years to facilitate the secure & light weight mounting of reel seats to my fly rods.

Micro Balloons* or Microspheres as they are sometimes called are tiny hollow glass bubbles that are used in combination with an epoxy adhesive resin to increase the volume and at the same time, reduce the weight and quantity of the epoxy used. Epoxy is a relatively heavy adhesive that can add unnecessary weight to your fly rod build if you use too much.

Instructions for use: Start by adding a half up to a full teaspoon of the sphere powder to your rod building epoxy mix and stir it in slowly to fully disperse the powder. Larger reel seats may require more Micro Balloons to be added to the mix. Mark out the reel seat position on the blank. Using your reel seat bore as a gauge for the diameter of the tape, wrap two neat rings of masking tape on the blank at near to either end of the reel seat position to centralise your reel seat on the blank. Add a layer of epoxy/balloons mix to either side of the tape rings and then slide on the reel seat. Wipe away any residue with Acetone  and leave to set. Adding Micro Balloons to the mix eliminates the need for any additional support such as solid wood mounting arbors.

If you ever need to remove the reel seat to repair the rod in the future - adding Micro Balloons in the mix has the added advantage of allowing a reel seat to be removed with the minimum amount of heat to break down the epoxy.

 

30ml bottle £3.49

 

 

 


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