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I am getting ready to put the handle on my spey rod and realized I don't have anything to ream the preformed grip with.
All the other rods I have built have been with cork rings.
Does anyone have a reasonably priced way of building one ?
I was thinking maybe a fubard blank, But do I wrap sandpaper on ? glue abrasive? What is everyone elses experiences.
 

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I am getting ready to put the handle on my spey rod and realized I don't have anything to ream the preformed grip with.
All the other rods I have built have been with cork rings.
Does anyone have a reasonably priced way of building one ?
I was thinking maybe a fubard blank, But do I wrap sandpaper on ? glue abrasive? What is everyone elses experiences.
hey phearless when i built mine and the wifes rods i did use a fubared blank, witch i wraped with 80 grit emery cloth. go careful, and check often to get a snug fit.

dave
 

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..you can make ur own if you have a few spare base sticks that for some reason are broken and now they r only good for parts...I glued [epoxy] several with abrasive grit, and they worked a lot better than putting sand paper or emery cloth on ..at least nothing moved...ArticWolf
 

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I have a tapered rat tail fine rasp. It is about 14" long and tapers from about 1/4 inch at the tip to 5/8 inch at the base. I use it in an electric drill and it doesn't fail me.
 

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I've used a piece of dowel from a hardware store. I spread contact cement on both dowel and emery cloth (80 grit I think?) and then wrapped the cloth around the dowel and held it in place with a few elastic bands. That tool lasted through several rod projects until it was lost during a move. Good luck with your spey rod.

Cheers,
Gary
 
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