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foregrip length
Posted by: robert taylor (---.direcway.com)
Date: April 14, 2019 01:23PM

After almost 4 months i received my winston 4wt.microspey blank.What i am wondering if any body knows the length of the foregrip. I do not think it is the size of a switch rod which is about 10.5-11inches.

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Re: foregrip length
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: April 14, 2019 03:01PM

Robert,
The length of the fore grip is exactly what you want it to be. Your rod, your grip.

Enjoy

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Re: foregrip length
Posted by: robert taylor (---.direcway.com)
Date: April 14, 2019 03:29PM

I want the foregrip to be the same length as their factory rod.

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Re: foregrip length
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: April 14, 2019 03:53PM

Rod length ft. to in. +1 inch is what I see a lot. Rear grip 40% of rod length in ft. to inches. For instance a 12 ft. rod would have a 4.8 inch rear grip.

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Re: foregrip length
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: April 14, 2019 04:55PM

Why not ask the MFG they want your to buy blanks an will work with you as I remember

William Sidney
AK

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Re: foregrip length
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: April 14, 2019 05:47PM

Roger, Robert is unfamiliar with what usually works well for that type of rod and is asking for guidance on what could be considered "recommended" foregrip length. So "do what you want to do" doesn't help Robert. I have a friend who wanted me to make him a spey rod and I told him I wasn't qualified to do justice to a great blank, so told him I could recommend a good builder who could. Sounds like Spencer is a good source of guidance.

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Re: foregrip length
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 14, 2019 09:56PM

The fore grip length is similar a switch rod. The fore grip needs to to be long enough to have the upper hand placed far enough away from the lower to provide the pivot point on the Spey cast. If the hands are too close together, you will not get the proper casting stroke. The lower grip only needs to be large enough to allow for a good grip. Size of hands can make a difference.

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