Re: What are these components?
For what its worth, if you want to dress the rod up a bit you can purchase metal winding checks with different finishes and looks. Once the grip is on just measure the diameter of the blank right above it. Rod building sites sell them, and there are a lot on ebay. They are measured by mm, inches, and /64th of an inch depending on manufacturer but that's just the interior diameter of the check, which should fit the blank.
Last edited by williamhj; 06-19-2013 at 11:49 PM.
Reason: corrected some mistakes