Fly Fishing Rods #5: Redoing the grip

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Blog entry by Matt Vredenburg posted 06-18-2010 03:44 PM 3032 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Turning the handle Part 5 of Fly Fishing Rods series Part 6: Guides and final touches before finishing »

Well, if you have been following this posting – you’ll noticed that I haven’t posted in a while (months). With a 2 year old and all the other things going on – I had to take a few months off. However, I am back now.

After my last posting in December, when found that while reaming out the hole for the rod to fit in the grip—sections of my birch bark veneers separated and the grip was ruined. After discussing with the experts, they assured me that this a very typical and keep charging forward. So below are some pictures of a clamp I am using to attach the grip to the handle and reassemble and glue up the sections in the veneer that separated.

-- Matt, Arizona

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#2 posted 06-18-2010 06:35 PM

that looks awesome my favoried rod has a cork handle, i hate cork, i wish i had a lathe to redo the grip with some nice blak walnut or something…till then i guess ill just dream….lol

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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#3 posted 06-18-2010 08:24 PM

welcome back from your vacation…
your grib looks realy niiice
what is it made of (here in Denmark most of us only use cork


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