Renee suggested since I've never used white thread, to give
it a shot. It's DEFINITELY high contrast!
Dave @ Creekside Outfitters had warned me long ago that White
and Yellow, even when color-preserved, will show some of the
blank through the wraps, even when they're TIGHT! I packed
them down real tightly with the thread burnisher and after
2 coats of color preserver, it still looked so-so. What to
Well, the answer lied in doing one of two things. Dave suggested
that when he had to wrap with white he'd actually paint the
blank prior to to wrapping. Since my thread was already on
the blank I wasn't about to unwrap everything to paint the
blank! My alternative solution was to double wrap it; a second
layer of white thread went down over everything. The results
were definitely worth the extra time spent - the white is
WHITE! The second layer of thread added very minimal weight
to the rod.
Another thing, I tried a lettering pen I got from Hook and
Hackle for the first time; instead of metallic silver or gold
I was able to use White Enamel paint to inscribe this rod.
White to match the white...yes a subtle detail but worth giving
it a shot!