My newest rod build; olive graphite, first grip I ever made
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:13 am
Here are some pics of my latest fly rod building project, an olive graphite 9' 3pc 5/6wt. It has American Tackle gold zirconia single foot guides, American Tackle braided window titanium reel seat with coralwood insert, and white YLI #100 silk thread. The ferrules are wrapped with olive Gudebrod nylon thread. This was my first attempt to build a grip for a fly rod. When I put the inlays i made from burnt burl and natural cork on my desk, I arranged them in a spiral pattern and liked it so much I decided to do the entire grip in a spiral pattern.