Thread: wood grip
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:45 PM
sunkfly sunkfly is offline
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Default Re: wood grip

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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Last edited by sunkfly; 12-03-2012 at 10:27 AM. Reason: Added photo. Thanks Ard.
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