Bruce, thank you.
I would like if anyone that has an opinion on grip shape, please comment or PM me. Here's what I've liked so far, but it would be great to know what other people like.
I found all of these grips to be very comfortable, I seem to always like the "Powell or Thomas" all cork grips, I also like the modified half wells. These two styles are on the E glass. I think the shorter grip and seats aid in the feel for these two models. For the S glass I have turned cigar, and reverse halfwells and found both to be a very good options. Of coarse I can turn just about any shape if custom ordered but it would be nice to have a desired grip shape to start off with. For the Carbon (not pictured
), I landed on a western grip shape with an up locking seat, I have each model finished.. I can post some photos tomorrow of those. In this photo you can also see the little spinning rod with slide band hardware, I have locking hardware almost finished and will toy around with more of those in a week or so.
A photo of the grip shapes I've really been happy with. ( top to bottom: Ultra light spin rod, E glass 7ft 3wt, S glass 7ft 3wt, S glass 8ft 4wt, E glass 8ft 5wt, and S glass 8ft 5wt
And this one, just because it looks cool!