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Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Andrew Ogilvie (---.gci.net)
Date: November 24, 2021 07:26AM

Are there any vendors who sell colored carbon fiber handles— other than black?!???
In particular, full wells. I know a few vendors sell them for spin/cast, but nothing in a reverse half or full wells.

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Re: Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Ron Weber (---)
Date: November 24, 2021 09:20AM

Sure are, but not a sponsor so they can't be listed

Ron Weber

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Re: Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: November 24, 2021 10:08AM

There is no prohibition about mentioning non-sponsors. Please consult the forum rules.

In the meantime, carbon fiber is black. There is no other color of carbon. So if you're getting a carbon handle that is some other color, it is either not carbon or it has been painted or tinted to obtain a different color.

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Re: Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: November 24, 2021 02:58PM

Andrew,
If you cannot find the exact premade handle wanted, build your own; they are not particularly difficult to make. As Tom mentioned, if it is not black, it is NOT CF!!! Soller Composites has a large selection of woven bi-axial sleeves in various materials; the colored ones are a hybrid of CF and colored FG. Note that the colored sleeves are ~ 2X the thickness of plain CF = more weight, if that is a concern.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Andrew Ogilvie (---)
Date: November 24, 2021 06:08PM

Mark- you are correct. Carbon fiber handles are black in color….I used the term too loosely.
Are there any vendors/ distributors who sell fully complete colored (Kevlar/ fiberglass/ composite) fly rod handles?

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Re: Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Ron Weber (---)
Date: November 24, 2021 07:01PM

Falconer rods. [www.facebook.com][0]=AZXuvlKHwC2v-WxUesyIt7jy8YYb9O4I9WH0KftIpGOM0RipfxpHgOGg6KKbawJe-j_KC_GE7AvwrAyUy9Wo1RiLuvfDoMBF0RakCcob7tnCwlBrqd4dfhZa9PwewoI7ScLNbbc-AHiaSpDI7sNmv5fq&__tn__=*bH-R

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Re: Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: November 24, 2021 08:18PM

Ron,
Good link to Falconer. It looks like they do a very nice job gathering / compressing the weave at the ends of their grips.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 24, 2021 08:27PM

North Fork Comosites does colored grips, the color is from the fiberglass weave in the sleeve. I haven't seen a fly grip, but since they have them in everything else, and they make their own, give them a call.

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Re: Colored carbon fiber for fly rod handles?
Posted by: Andrew Ogilvie (---.gci.net)
Date: November 27, 2021 06:54AM

Spencer Phipps Wrote:
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> North Fork Comosites does colored grips, the color
> is from the fiberglass weave in the sleeve. I
> haven't seen a fly grip, but since they have them
> in everything else, and they make their own, give
> them a call.



NFC does not carry colored flyrod handles… only carbon/ black.
If they do, it’s not listed on their web site.

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