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EVA Pistol grip
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 02, 2019 08:08PM

Today a customer of mine ordered 6 rods of various size to be built with a 5 inch EVA pistol grip such as the one below from Mud Hole. I need to order the exact inner diameter exposed reel seats for these rods, each with a different diameter where the seat will sit. Not having one here to measure I was hoping someone on the forum had one and could tell me what is the length of the bore from the bottom of the grip to the end. And also please the length of the tenon.

It would be possible to call Mud Hole but I was hoping to get a jump on these tomorrow.

Many thanks in advance

[www.mudhole.com]

Tom

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Re: EVA Pistol grip
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: February 02, 2019 08:39PM

Tom,

This is the picture of the grips.

[www.mudhole.com]


The reel seats are going to be 16,17,18 mm.

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Re: EVA Pistol grip
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: February 02, 2019 08:56PM

hi Tom..i just measured a bore of 43/4", including tenon which is 1/4"..it is from mud hole..kind of a blocky shape..i did a bit of sanding before flocking..i,m one of the few fans of flocking left i think..lol.

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Re: EVA Pistol grip
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 02, 2019 09:00PM

roger wilson Wrote:
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> Tom,
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> This is the picture of the grips.
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> [www.mudhole.com]
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> The reel seats are going to be 16,17,18 mm.

Yes Roger that is the grip. They are going to be 16mm rell seats painted by Rodgeeks.

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Re: EVA Pistol grip
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 02, 2019 11:56PM

The RodGeeks casting reel seats are ECSM seats and the ID that actually fits the blank is in the rear half of the seat. The front half of the seat has an ID of about 15 mm (same as most16mm reel seats). So buy a seat with an ID a little smaller than the OD of the blank at 5" from the butt. The seat can be easily reamed to fit. When I use the ECSM seat I glue a 1"-1.5" piece of a polyurethane foam shim for a 16mm seat in the front half of the seat. After it has set I ream the seat to fit the blank.
To fit the pistol grip, I use a set of drill bits and find a bit that is a very snug fit for the bore hole, and I turn the bit till it reaches the bottom of the hole. I then use the next size bit and repeat. I repeat this until I get a hole diameter that will snug fit the blank. It only takes a few minutes to do this and you get a perfectly centered hole without the need to drill through the grip and have to plug it. I mark the hole depth on the drill bit so I don't go too deep.
Norm

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Re: EVA Pistol grip
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 03, 2019 09:54AM

Ben thank you very much for your time and that info.

Norm As always great advice. i will do that on the reaming of the grips for sure. Looking forward to seeing you again this year at the Rod Expo. Spreading the wealth on these rods blanks are North Fork, the grips Mudhole, reel seats from Rod Geeks and the guides from Get Bit !!!!


Tom

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Re: EVA Pistol grip
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 03, 2019 09:59AM

Tom, I will be here and looking forward to seeing you again.
Norm

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