Thank you John.

The fishing pal I made it for picked out the colors. The trick was reproducing those colors.
Once the silk wrapping thread is coated with varnish it turns colors. Greens get very dark.
The original color he picked out looked almost black with varnish on it. It was a little lighter color in the sun, but too dark nonetheless.
The color that I settled on was a very light green silk thread. Maybe a light 'pea green'. Not very pleasing to the eye at all.
But once the varnish was applied to the thread, I knew that was the color I was looking for.

He didn't mention anything about wanting tipping wraps on the rod. I just thought they would look nice.