Black Palm Rod Handle and Fore Grip

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Project by Trillium posted 06-09-2011 08:33 PM 1541 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new obsession has taken hold…. a repair turned in to an inspiration. This Black Palm was predestined to become a couple of pens ..along with a terrible waste of wood being simply turned away…. then I saw this Fuji reel seat sitting empty and alone. The lower portion showed grain alot more than I imagined it would, next time I will spend considerably more time sanding (Dave:) ) , but then again.. the baitfish will have their mouths too full of hook to laugh at my finish!

-- Lou

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#1 posted 06-09-2011 09:31 PM

Fishing is my next favorite hobby. Did these poles have the original cork or foam handles on them? I’d love to see a tutorial on how to do this. I have my ol trusty ugly stick that could use some new grips.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#2 posted 06-12-2011 01:56 AM

Nice job. How does the rod cast?

-- Matt, Arizona

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 04:20 AM

Hawkdriver.. I’d be happy to share how to make these…I’ll get busy on a tutorial.
Matt… thanks…. it casts like a stinkin rocket. I have modified the guides, placement, size and composition. The reel is a Penn 450ss , it is loaded with 50# braided line (overkill… I know) and on a hard cast you will see the spool under the line! I call the style “rocket rods” for obvious reasons :)

-- Lou

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