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FLYFSN
03-12-2007, 10:02 AM
Temple Fork uses alignment dots on their rods. This is a super idea. I have Sage and St. Croix, G. Loomis rods, all of which have no alignment dots until I put them on. These alignment dots speed up the assembly of your rod at your favorite fishing hole. The following is my recipe:
Put your rods together making sure all guides are aligned.
Clean rod where ferrules are joined with alcohol and dry with paper towel.
Painter's fine opaque paint markers can be purchased at Wal-Mart. ( I use white or yellow)
Follow directions on paint markers. Shake well and start paint flowing on paper.
Hold marker verticle and touch marker about 1/8 of an inch on each side where ferrules join and make a small dot.
Let dry.
You never have to sight down the rod again to align the guides.

swipper 74
03-12-2007, 12:00 PM
GREAT IDEA! Wish I had thought of that years ago!

mtnman2888
03-12-2007, 12:42 PM
How are the temple fork rods? I messed around with a 2 weight at bass pro yesterday and it felt great! I'd be lying if i said i wasn't thinking about getting one, but as swipper says, why do i need another rod?

Craig

Gerry Romer
03-13-2007, 12:09 AM
I thought I clicked on post, but maybe not...

I've got a 7'6" 4 wt. Lefty Kreh signature series that is quickly becoming my "go to" rod. I love it! Right now I've got it overlined with w RIO 5 wt. pocket water line and it is both accurate and delicate.

And, yes, the alignment dots are a real plus. So much so that Iplan on putting alignment dots on my other rods as well.

Gerry

Grumpy
03-13-2007, 08:22 AM
I borrowed my daughter's nail polish, put them on with a pin head, it worked & i couldn't resist doing my toe nails either, kind of embarrassing when you wet wade with sandals:eek:
I ought to try that next time.

Grumpy

Paula Begley
03-13-2007, 11:56 AM
Grumpy

Don't be embarrassed about polishing your toes! You could go manly with OPI's color in the bronze brown collection called: Smokin in Havana :p

Paula

Gerry Romer
03-13-2007, 10:57 PM
Grumpy

Don't be embarrassed about polishing your toes! You could go manly with OPI's color in the bronze brown collection called: Smokin in Havana :p

Paula

Paula --


Sometimes I think you need a new avatar... something like

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l233/gwrom/snow_white.jpg


Gerry

Paula Begley
03-14-2007, 07:49 AM
Gerry

HAHAHAHAHA!!! :)

Close, but no cigar! :) (Actually, really really really close to an avatar I use on another site! :))

Paula

eta: How about this one?

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d151/psbegley/6389.jpg

Gerry Romer
03-14-2007, 10:11 AM
Not OUR Paula!

Gerry

Paula Begley
03-14-2007, 10:25 AM
Oh, okay....if you insist! ;)

How about this one!? Cause I don't want to have 7 dwarves hangin' around :D

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d151/psbegley/10984.gif

Paula

Gerry Romer
03-14-2007, 12:51 PM
Okay, that'll do. But I really was referring to the fact that you're constantly having to keep all of us dwarves in line.

Now isn't this more fun than a flame war??

Gerry

Paula Begley
03-14-2007, 01:43 PM
OH! So, that is how it fit into *alignment dots*! :D

I was wondering! :p

Paula

Grumpy
03-16-2007, 03:49 PM
Oh, okay....if you insist! ;)

How about this one!? Cause I don't want to have 7 dwarves hangin' around :D

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d151/psbegley/10984.gif

Paula

One is bad enuff huh:cool:

Grumpy

Paula Begley
03-16-2007, 04:42 PM
One is bad enuff huh:cool:

Grumpy

AHH...see, you took that wrong. One is just right! ;) One is easy to keep in alignment with dots...and smiley faces. :)

Paula

stuart
03-19-2007, 09:59 PM
The dots are so handy I put them on all my rods that I build. I put them on and epoxy over them. They will be there forever that way. I was thinking if you were going to add one, who about using a paint pem and then taking clear nail polish and sealing it in? Do you think it woudl help or just make a mess.

STU

FLYFSN
03-20-2007, 12:51 AM
Stuart, I have had the dots on my rods over two years,and have had no trouble. As for the nail polish, I just don't know.