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Old 02-16-2012, 04:51 PM
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Default Another guy making birchbark grips

I am new to the forum though I've been lurking for some time. I love seeing and reading about everyone's experiences in flyfishing. I have been building rods for some time and last week made my first grip from birchbark. The caps are padauk and the black rings are burnt cork. The blank is a Lamiglas fiberglass, 6' 3 wt.

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:00 PM
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Wow, very nicely done! I'll bet your going to have fun stalking trout on small mountain streams with that beauty.
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Welcome to the forum & I will echo Larry on the rod.
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Welcome to the forum and I have to say WOW! Very nicely done. That Tiger Stripe Maple rod case is a pretty piece of work also. Hope to see more from you. Again, welcome to the forum.
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My goodness that is a beautiful rod! Welcome to the forum and already looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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Default Re: Another guy making birchbark grips

Thanks folks, for the kind comments. I do indeed hope to catch some brookies in the Shenandoah creeks with the rod. Best to you all.
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wow!! what a beauty i too love the tube.
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Default Re: Another guy making birchbark grips

Thanks Casey,

I have made a few hexagonal rod cases, but have yet to figure out a good way to keep the cap on. As it is, the cap (Arizona mesquite) was turned in the lathe to create a tenon that fits snugly inside. It seems secure, but I think it would come loose were I to travel with it. I need to pick a few brains to come up with a good solution.

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Welcome to the forum!

Great looking grip on that rod of yours.

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Wonderful grip and rod!! You'd certainly be welcome to ship it out to me, if you think it would like a chance at some Wyoming mountain stream brookies!!!
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