MARKING A ROD
MARKING A ROD
By Julius Frank
A very fine casting-rod was found and could not be returned to the owner because the finder knew no way to locate him. This led me to mark my rods in a very simple and effective manner. Following is my Kink:
Just above the reel-seat in the first space between silk windings on the rod I scraped the varnish and bared the wood.
I took a letter head that had my name and town address printed on it, and with a very fine grained sandpaper I sandpapered the back of the paper until the place over the name was very thin. Then with a very sharp knife I cut name from the paper. Having paper and rod thus prepared, I spread a very thin coating of varnish (I used Valspar) on the rod in the place previously scraped; I placed the name in this space and spread a thick coating of varnish over all.
When the varnish was completely dry I found that the paper was entirely transparent and the name appeared as if printed on the rod.
Thus you see that I have plainly, inexpensively and permanently marked my rods.
Katz, Harry N. Kinks A Book of 250 Helpful Hints for Hunters, Anglers and Outers. Chicago: Outers, 1917. Print.
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