It's been a while, but I am still building my first rod....a 7-0 3wt built on an F.E. Thomas taper....

here is my question

I tipped and applied my first coat of MOW spar...I've been turning by long do you suggest...I hand turn it.

How many coats should I apply before dealing with tag ends?

BTW the gold tipping was the ticket...with the MOW the gold went translucent and contrasts the blank nicely.