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Old 11-23-2011, 01:08 PM
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Default Just Finished First Birch Bark Grip

Here's my first stab at building a custom birch bark grip. Heck, it my first stab at building a grip at all. It's not a shape you see everyday but I like it and it feels good in my hand. It is going on a 6'6" 2wt rod that I am building. (First rod build as well)

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Old 11-23-2011, 01:18 PM
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I hate it! so when do I get one....LOL Man the is beautiful and I like the shape can't wait to see it on a rod.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:24 PM
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Thanks Joni!

Now i just have to get it off the mandrel in one piece

I'll be sure to post some pics once I get it glued p on the blank. I think its going to look awesome with the titanium and rosewood UL3 seat I'm using!

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Cool! As for the shape, that's what custom is all about. It feels good in your hand. That makes the shape perfect.
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That is beautiful Mike!

I just got a heads up on the misname incident here! Jason, we have another member with a very similar handle and I was not paying attention
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Great job MikeI understand why this grip feels good in your hand...I love that shape too
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Haha no problem. I was like, "Did I miss something "

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I just got a heads up on the misname incident here! Jason, we have another member with a very similar handle and I was not paying attention

I just checked, he is mbphotos54......................... I saw the mb and thought Mountain Bike........ and well, I did just have another birthday ya know, I'm not getting younger here
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