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Fore Grip Question
Posted by: David Hartman (216.75.200.---)
Date: February 13, 2020 04:02PM

I am putting together a split handle kit on my spinner rod. Can I use three of the fore grips to make up the handle?

I want 2" on the fore grip, 3" on the rear grip and 3" for the butt end.

Your thoughts?

Thanks

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: Roger Templon (---.paw.cpe.atlanticbb.net)
Date: February 13, 2020 04:38PM

David

Absolutely! I have done this many times, both with cork and EVA foregrips.

Rog

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: David Hartman (216.75.200.---)
Date: February 13, 2020 04:41PM

Thank you,

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: David Baylor (---)
Date: February 13, 2020 04:44PM

I've built 5 spinning rods so far and other than one that has a full length carbon fiber rear grip, every one of them is a split grip that uses a fore grip for the rear grip against the reel seat., I prefer it because of the way you (or at least me and most people I have seen) hold a spinning rod, you don't need a long rear grip. I use a 2 1/4 - 2 1/2" fore grip mounted backwards. My butt grip is an actual butt grip through.

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 13, 2020 05:00PM

For most of my spin rods, fresh water bass, I turn my own cork and use a very short "ramp" off the front of the uplocking seat, a very small ramp off the rear, and a normal butt knob, shaped the way I want it with curves rather than edges. You can do whatever you think is right, and even the foregrip components one can buy can be improved on.

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 13, 2020 05:03PM


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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: February 14, 2020 04:25AM

Mike is right, if you're hand don't need it for comfort, it's wasted weight and money. Don't know how Rich Forhan's comfortable 2 1/2 inch grip/butt length and shape morphed into 4 plus inch weird shapes.

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: February 14, 2020 08:21AM

David,
Any more, I seldom put a fore grip on a rod.
Depending on the configuration, the fore grip often is just never used.
Just put a nice blending winding check in front of the reel seat and call it great.

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: Thomas Kaufmann (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: February 14, 2020 08:53AM

Spencer I completely agree, Rich created the original design and although I use many of the commercial grips I sure wish they would make a 2 1/2” rear carbon grip. I have many early grips cork grips based off of Rich’s design prior to Andy introducing carbon grips and much prefer them over these longer grips available currently. Yes I know I can make my own, but I guess I am getting lazy.

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: February 14, 2020 10:50AM

don,t people still use a good size foregrip on their flipping rods to get some leverage for pulling fish from heavy cover..a can,t imagine no fore grip on a flipping rod or any rod for that matter, just for the leverage..

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Re: Fore Grip Question
Posted by: David Baylor (---)
Date: February 14, 2020 04:44PM

Below is a link to one of the spinning rods I've built using a reverse mounted fore grip as the part of a split rear grip.

[www.rodbuilding.org]

If it looks like amine blush on the rear grip and the butt grip, it's because there was. Everything was just dry fitted when I took the picture. I've since sanded and re-coated the grips to get rid of the blush, eliminated the trim ring and little carbon sleeved fore grip that I made, (just didn't like it) and since I eliminated the fore grip I shorted the thread tube by quite a bit. Anyhow ...... fore grips work fine for grips. They'd probably work just as well on a casting rod, as they do a spinning rod

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