Chose a winding check
What the heck is a winding check? It's a small
ring of material placed immediately in front of the grip..the primary
function is to cover any gap between the blank and the grip as well
as to prevent thread from sliding underneath into that gap.
There really isn't much of a choice on your part
- winding checks look best if matched with the rest of the hardware
on the rod. If your hardware is black, the winding check should
be Black Vinyl Rubber. If your hardware is chrome, nickle silver
checks look best. Titanium? Well, I'm still working on finding Titanium
winding checks. Same goes for Gold.
As far as styles, there again isn't much to chose
from. Vinyl are smooth. Nickle Silver checks are usually smooth
finished, although there are also metallic winding checks that have
a knurled surface. One other FANCY idea that I've seen on a couple
rods is to utilize a toe ring or other similar jewelry as the winding
check...I personally wouldn't even know where to start looking for
such a thing!
The main thing to know is that on large diameter
blanks, there may not be a large enough metal winding check available,
in this case Black Vinyl must be used. Also, there is a substatial
price range in winding checks. Vinyl and other plastic checks are
very inexpensive (under $1). Nickle Silver, on the high end, usually
run around $4.
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