Making a rod building thread puller

A quick tool to make for rod building is a thread puller.  At the end of a guide wrap a thread puller is used to pull the loose thread back under the wrap.

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I’ve made and used all kinds of thread pullers; made from wire or line.  The one that has lasted the longest is made with 14 lb BRAIDED fishing line and a bead.
make thread puller

Super fast to make, thread a loop of 6 inches of braided line through a bead.  (a button or similar item will work) then tie two over hand knots around the bead.  Trim the ends and BAM!

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