I gently heat the wrap area using an alcoholic burner. Using a sharp razor/knife I cut the wrap above the guide foot to get loose ends to pull(I don't want to cut into the blank). Pull all the thread off. Do the same to the other side of the guide. If need be reheat the areas gently. Do not apply too much heat as you can soften the blank and ruin the blank. Some blank materials melt at lower temperatures than others.
Have Fun Fishing. Capt Neil
Custom Fishing Rods by Captain Neil