Custom Rod Building’s New Butt Wrap Alignment Tool

The Butt Wrap Alignment Tool simplifies the daunting process of laying out and aligning even the most complex decorative wraps.

Butt Wraps Made Simple with the CRB-BWAT

Adding a butt wrap immediately turns a finished fishing rod into a custom masterpiece. But then again, basic and intricate butt wraps alike, take a great deal of patience, precision, and of course, planning to complete. Many rod builders, backed by a variety of experience, want to tackle their own butt wraps, so CRB developed and manufactured the all-new Butt Wrap Alignment Tool to help.

Complete CRB Butt Alignment Tool

The CRB Butt Alignment Tool, or BWAT is the ultimate aide when laying out and aligning any decorative butt wraps. From the straight edge that keeps the butt wrap centered to the custom embossed ruler that measures out threadwork with ease, CRB’s BWAT is incredibly valuable in any rod building work station.

Simply rest the butt section of your rod blank in the V-notch of the BWAT and slowly lower the spring-loaded straight edge down onto the blank. Considering the gradual taper of a rod blank makes maintaining the center line difficult, this spring-loaded straight edge works to adjust according to the taper, which then allows you to line up the perfect butt wrap every time.

Features of CRB Butt Wrap Alignment Tool

  • Easily lay out and align all decorative cross-wraps.
  • Molded embossed 12″ ruler with 1/4″ increments
  • Adjustable aluminum straight edge
  • Compatible with blanks larger than .350″ O.D.

Plus, the CRB Butt Wrap Alignment Tool is as easy to use as it is to assemble. The BWAT is made with two sturdy polymer bases, an aluminum spring-loaded straight edge, and all the screws, springs, washers, and nuts, you need to build it.

Assembled in just minutes, the CRB Butt Alignment Tool is an awesome asset for any rod builder looking to take their butt wraps to the coveted professional level of style and precision.

3 Easy Steps for Assembling the CRB-BWAT

Built in only 3 steps, the CRB Butt Alignment Tool is simple to assemble and even easier to use.

Here are the 3 steps to building CRB’s Butt Wrap Alignment Tool:

1. Mount the Base

CRB Butt Alignment Tool Parts

To start, establish the structure of the Butt Wrap Alignment Tool by mounting the vertical base (A.) to the horizontal base (B.). Notice the four holes on the side of the horizontal base that align with four on the backside of the vertical base, this is where to apply the four smaller screws (C.).

Screw each one in through the backside of the vertical base and into the horizontal base for a secure fit.

Mount each base together

2. Install Spring-Loaded Straight Edge

Take the two large bolts (D.) that will attach the straight edge to the base and lay them on the table. Knowing that the straight edge and vertical base come right after the bolt’s head, lay out a washer (E.), a spring (F.), another washer (E.), and then, the nut (G.).

Here is a diagram of the spring-loaded bolt system to help:

Diagram for spring loaded bolt

Now, install the straight edge (H.) on the vertical base with the two large bolts (D.). Holding the straight edge in place, slide each bolt through the holes of the straight edge and the slot in the vertical base.

Install Spring Loaded Bolt System

Next, slide the first washer (E.) on the back of the bolt (D.), with the washer facing towards you. Then, add the spring (F.) followed by the second washer (E.), but this time facing the spring. Make sure the washers enclose each spring for the best results when raising and lowering the adjustable straight edge.

Finally, tighten each spring-loaded bolt down with the nuts (G.), and you have an adjustable straight edge that’s ready to find the center line of any rod blank.

Spring Loaded Straight Edge on CRB BWAT

3. Begin Wrapping Your Own Decorative Butt Wraps

With your CRB Butt Wrap Alignment Tool complete, get to wrapping some awesome thread patterns on the butt section of your rod blank!

CRB BWAT with Decorative Butt Wrap

Check out these awesome custom butt wraps for inspiration:






The CRB Butt Wrap Alignment Tool is the best way to get decorative butt wraps done with incredible precision for the professional results that really wow on the water.

So don’t delay, get your CRB Butt Wrap Alignment Tool today!