Carbon fibre reverse half wells 7" 178mm fly rod grip with an optional 35mm 1.3" fighting butt
SU1 reel and carbon insert seat available separately / not included in the price, both available with guides as a build kit bundle
Important: please check fit before purchase. Handle bore 8.5-9mm is unsuitable for blanks with butt OD less than 7.5mm. Select the 'add mesh tape' option under 'product extras' for mesh packing tape to fill gaps of up to 1mm between the blank and the grip.
Inlet 20mm or 21mm for uplocking reel seats and bored 8.5-9mm.
20mm inlet fits our reel seats Lemke LC1, LC4, LC7, LC10, Struble U20
21mm inlet fits our reel seats SUL1, SUL2, UL5, UL6, Lemke GS1
Full wells carbon fibre grip listed separately will fit larger reel seats
Woven carbon fabric over urethane foam core. An interesting alternative to cork that is comfortable to hold with good grip, and as light as cork. Easy to ream if required to fit your blank, if you are buying a blank from us we will do this for you (but not otherwise).
The handle can be used 'as is' or coated 'smooth' with epoxy guide finish or a similar flexible clear finish e.g. urethane varnish. Dry on a rod turner.
Blanks of up to 1mm diameter less than 8.5mm butt diameter may be fitted with a gap filling gel epoxy or polyurethane glue using plasterer's drywall fibreglass mesh tape to 'pack' the gap and to centre the grip on the blank. We suggest buying a black winding check to cover the gap.
Length 178mm (7")
Diameter at central flare 26.5mm / approx 1.05"
Bore 8.5- 9mm
Maximum reel seat hood diameter 21.5mm, difficult to enlarge any further
Optional Product Extras
- Add an optional 35mm fighting butt
- Add mesh tape (50cm x 5cm) to fill gaps of up to 1mm between the blank and the grip