View Full Version : Need a grip fast!
03-10-06, 09:11 PM
Anybody in my area have a reel seat I could meet and buy from them? Preferably a black hardware seat complete with insert, but I will take anything, or I just need a insert for a A7 reel seat. I am in the middle of a build that needs to be finished up fast and my insert cracked while boring it out.
03-10-06, 09:31 PM
Oh, I also need a winding check.
03-11-06, 08:28 AM
If you don't find one closer than Alpharetta, give me a ring.
03-11-06, 06:22 PM
I changed the thread, I am having a hard time with this build for some reason. I fixed the grip but my insert split really bad while I was boring it out. So I need a complete black hardware reel seat with insert or just a A7 insert. And I also need a winding check. So if anyone has any extras laying around they wouldnt mind selling let me know. Thanks and GOD BLESS!
03-11-06, 09:26 PM
OK, I got almost everything squared away. Thanks for the responses.
But I still need a Black winding check if anybody has one.
03-12-06, 07:48 AM
What kind of check are you looking for, and in what size?
03-12-06, 10:40 AM
You can also make your own check. There's two ways. One almost all my rods I use 5 min epoxy to fill any gap, then build a ramp from the blank to up on the grip and wrap with the thread I used for th guides. All you have to do is raise the tip just a little, put a small glob of the epoxy on the blank just to the right of the grip and turn the rod. Use something like a coffee stirrer to shape the ramp and make it symetric. If it's off a little, you can carefully sand it with 320 grit paper to get it uniform shape. Wrap up the ramp just like a guide foot. You don't have to pull through. At the end either tape the tag end of the wrap or use a small drop of Superglue. When you apply the finish it will hold.
If you want something more jewelry like, go to some place like Wallmart or Target and get a toe ring that you like. Measure the diameter of where the check will be and get a ring as close as possible.
03-12-06, 01:23 PM
Thanks alot Robert but I think I am going to try the ramp method, never even thought about doing that. Thanks for the info, I will post pics in a couple of days of the finished product. Its turning out really nice so far.
03-12-06, 06:09 PM
I really like the ramp method that GTS mentions. Sage used to do an older model rod like that. I looked for a photo and this is the best I could find:
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