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Rod Grip Question
Posted by: Philip Elrod (---.167.20.98.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: January 31, 2024 08:43PM

I want to build a few 6 foot casting rods...how long is a standard non-pistol grip? I'd like to have a cork pistol grip but they are much to expensive...

Thank you

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Re: Rod Grip Question
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 01, 2024 06:03AM

Grips can be any length you want them. I really like the design and length that St Croix used for so long, about 3 1/2-3 3/4 inches I believe, and slight tape from the rear to the front.

This one works well for me, too: [northforkcomposites.com]

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Re: Rod Grip Question
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: February 01, 2024 10:49AM

Hello All.

Try the book on "Ergonomics":

[www.rodmakermagazine.com]


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

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Re: Rod Grip Question
Posted by: Patrick Coco (---)
Date: February 01, 2024 01:16PM

For bass casting rods, I've built anywhere from a 7" "handle" (length from butt cap to bottom of reel seat) for a purpose built kayak rod used while seated and for making short casts to an 11" handle for a chatterbait/deep crank rod intended to be used standing and making very long casts.

Most of my rods are 9-10"

The 7" full cork grips are about as close as you'll come to a pistol grip without actually buying a pistol grip.

[mudhole.com]

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Re: Rod Grip Question
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: February 01, 2024 07:43PM

Here is a very in expensive pistol grip. No it is not cork but they work very well:
[www.jannsnetcraft.com]

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