This was my first rod, how much do you think I learned? TONS!
I learned that 5 minute expoxy really means 5 minutes....no
room for errors there...use Gudebrod's Rod Bond 'cause you
have at least 45 minutes of working time.
The second thing I learned is don't use old epoxy; the finish
that FAT gave me was probably 2 years old; even though it
came precisely measured, the first coat NEVER hardened. So
I had to put on a second coat to cover the first. In the end,
it looks like water droplets on his guides, not finish!
Another intersting thing (look at the guide wraps) was that
I did this rod without color preserver...yes the thread definitely
DOES become transluscent.