Hi George,Although I'm not a fan of cork and wood grips (German rods are often made with wooden grip tops, euch!), your restoration turned out pretty good.I like grips that are about 6 inch long. Too long grips on rods up to 6 weight look a bit misbalanced.I said it before, I don't like the labeling Sage does on their blanks (Sage XP 590-B for example)
Hi Jay, Actually this grip is 6.5" long. The T.F.M. rod above has a 6" long grip. I preffer them shorter too. The grip on this Z is made of burl cork dyed red and the finest cork that was available back when the rod was first built by a friend of mine. I did not want to remove the original grip because of this. I can't find cork like this anymore and decided to just give it a slight new look. Thanks for stopping by!
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