Had to try something new, and man does it look sweet as ****, the jury is still out on the overall grippiness of the finished product. I still need to fit the seat and grips together, nothing is trimmed up and finished on it yet.
I'm not sure this is the next big thing in rod building, but it's sure neat for a hobby builder to be able to throw down at factory rod weights and beat the snot out of them. The killer is the price that is demanded for these type of grips, any of the places that makes these charges an easy $40 or more for them, and I can see why, it's time consuming. I have $2.50 in the foam core, $2.50 into the carbon, and I've used likely $5 in resin, this doesn't account for sanding/shaping supplies, or epoxy cups, brushes, and stir sticks x3.
This set of grips is going to be given away to an old high school buddy who doesn't know the rod is even coming.
Being an old guy, I want to get a little older. Wading out in some deep lakes it seems there is always that point where the bottom drops off suddenly. I was wondering if there was some kind of device that is unobtrusive that one could wear in case of the accidental dunking especially in very...