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How do the wood grips feel with wet hands?
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My wood grips have not been 'slippery' in use, even with wet hands. My grip feels secure.
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I wouldn't worry about the lower grip on a two-handed rod coming apart if the wood was chosen carefully and if it were prepared and installed well. But I'd be thoughtful about putting a lengthy piece of wood at the upper end of a grip likely to see some heavy duty use --.
Yup. When I did the grip in the bottom of my 15' meiser, I made it from a number of different woods. It's the plywood principle. The heavy duty use thing needs to given consideration for the accidental fish. I have caught several Pike in the 40" zone with my 5 wt. You might think, "Oh, it's just a 5 wt.. Little fish won't hurt it." Then you hook some monster and your grip is blasting splinters into your hand.

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Nice fish! I can see how a particular wood grip might fail with one of those, or how a light and strongly bent blank might fail near the grip with one of those fish attached. So far, though I've caught sizable fish on my lightest rod with a wood grip, I haven't had a blank fail.

I chose the maple because it tends to be a pretty strong wood if it's not burled, and because the curly maple I used seemed to echo the cork rings used in a conventional grip. Couldn't figure out how to get an image into a post, but I did get one into the gallery where I could retrieve it with a search on my username. This rod was made up about 5(?) years ago. It has not been mistreated, but hasn't received any special care or maintenance either.


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Hi Sunkfly,

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