Switch build

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by LD, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. LD Active Member

    Posts: 1,063
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +83 / 6
    Batson RX7 10'6" 8wt switch
    This was a budget build and I took a couple of preformed grips and made the handle
    Alps guides
    Prowrap no cp burgundy thread
    Gudebrod silver metallic trip wraps
    Threadmaster lite finish.

    Wraps and epoxy turned out well, seems like a nice rod. I will hopefully get out to test cast this week. I am thinking this is for a donation rod? Fun build

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  2. jwg Active Member

    Posts: 547
    West Richland, WA
    Ratings: +110 / 0
    Nice rod. Burgundy looks good on the graphite.
    I'd be curious to see your whole upper grip.
    And learn exactly how you made it from a couple of standard grips?
    I combined a couple as shown in this thread, working on a 6 wt Batson switch:
    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/upper-switch-rod-grip.85111/
    not a beautiful grip, but I wanted to get something on the blank in a quick and simple way. I may turn it some more to even out the profile along the top part of the grip.

    Jay
  3. LD Active Member

    Posts: 1,063
    Spokane, WA
    Ratings: +83 / 6
    jug I will try to get a picture of the grip I used later.