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Reviewer: A viewer from Longview, TX US
I am about to start my third fly rod using this cork handle and the matching reel seat. It's an excellent quality combination and produces a very good looking fly rod. You will be very pleased by the results.
Reviewer: A viewer from Idaho Falls, ID US
This is one of the nicer handles I've used and I would say the quality of the cork is close to the more expensive Struble corks I've used in the past. I believe this is actually a Forecast grip by Baston. The decorative ends are made of a rubbery composite resin with ground-up cork in it that give it a unique look. It will stretch some as I was able to use this grip with a Struble U3 reel seat (0.875 dia) without must sanding. In fact it is somewhat difficult to sand as the resing likes to plug the sandpaper. If you use a Struble reel seat, I would recommend beveling the corner of the reel seat on a grinder to soften the transition inside the inlet onto the reel seat.
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Reviewer: A viewer from Gowanda, NY US
I ordered this grip because of its large (0.850) inlet. The older reel seat I have requires a larger bore then this, but I was able to sand it to fit. The cork used in this grip is very tight & solid and didn't break even when I had to sand it down to less then 1/16" of an inch. PERFECT!!