Re: So I'm gonna build a switch rod (or 2)...
William, I'll keep you up to date but don't hold your breath. With summer nearly here and endless chores and fishing and the fact that my wife is obsessed with finding a new home this project will be in fits and spurts. My buddy wants the rod for the fall run of steelies out of Lake Michigan, so I've got a little time.
The full finished grips do look easy, and they are quite cheap. But I have a hard enough time reaming out a 7" grip with a ******* file. I certainly need to buy or make a couple tapered reamers.