Retro...Old cork to split grip... - Colorado Fishing Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-04-2012, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,275
Default Retro...Old cork to split grip...


Not perfect, but Im happy with the results.

The palm side is kinda squared off and I have a pinky grove carved into the other side, it fits my short fat fingers pretty darn good.

Before and after shots. Ones a 7' and the other is 7' 6" All Star rod so their not identical but really close.













__________________
Keeping the NSA busy one post at a time...

bomb,AK-47,mosque,abortion clinic,fertilizer,diesel fuel,AR15,infidel,water supply,al-qaeda, sniper,ricin,flight school...
crankn101 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,406
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

What did you use for handle material on it? it looks seamless against the back of the seat, almost like you molded it and then turned it down. Looks good!
koldkut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2012, 08:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,275
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

Thanks man.

I used the original cork and put a coat of BSI 2 part epoxy across the cork and reel seat, then sanded it down smooth. But it left some imperfections so I had to do it a second time. Then I used some rattle can bed liner for the reel seat and handle, its actually really comfortable and not harsh like I thought it could be.

Ive been fishing a Compre for a couple weeks and so far I haven't noticed a crack between the reel seat and handle, but time will tell.
__________________
Keeping the NSA busy one post at a time...

bomb,AK-47,mosque,abortion clinic,fertilizer,diesel fuel,AR15,infidel,water supply,al-qaeda, sniper,ricin,flight school...
crankn101 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-05-2012, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 24,450
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

Looks really good...
__________________
Senate grants trump access to Senate floor by allowing babies under 1 year old the right to visit! Wonder if McConnell will clean his dirty nappy?
Zman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2012, 01:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
swimbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,544
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

Looks great, better than my effort.

SS
__________________
MAKE IT FUNKY ON THE ONE.
swimbait is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,275
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dictator Tot
Looks great, better than my effort.

SS
Ive seen guys use the foil scale method...

Worth a try?
__________________
Keeping the NSA busy one post at a time...

bomb,AK-47,mosque,abortion clinic,fertilizer,diesel fuel,AR15,infidel,water supply,al-qaeda, sniper,ricin,flight school...
crankn101 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
swimbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,544
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

not that silly goose, this...

__________________
MAKE IT FUNKY ON THE ONE.
swimbait is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,406
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dictator Tot
not that silly goose, this...

is that a new build or a full grip to split grip conversion?
koldkut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2012, 01:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
swimbait's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,544
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

Conversion.
__________________
MAKE IT FUNKY ON THE ONE.
swimbait is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2012, 05:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,406
Default Re: Retro...Old cork to split grip...

I bet they look the same if you coated it like Crankin did.
koldkut is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eva/cork split grips - pictoral how-to koldkut The Tackle Garage 10 02-10-2013 09:47 PM
Another split grip conversion... crankn101 The Tackle Garage 0 08-15-2012 02:31 PM
retro ice mobile... itsabigun Colorado Ice Fishing 7 02-08-2010 06:53 PM
Sources for retro & wierd tackle Mr. Ed Colorado Fishing Lounge 4 03-13-2006 09:02 PM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.