Rod repairs: new grips and seats

 The client wanted a better reel seat and grip for his production fiberglass rod.  The seat is a Lemke cap and ring with a stout grip.  Components were installed from the butt so that wraps and guides were not disturbed.

The new seat is a Bellinger nickel silver cap and ring with burlwood box elder wood spacer, and the grip is a full-wells with custom thumb notch.  Components were installed from the butt so that wraps and guides were not disturbed.

 

This represents the modification for a venerable and much loved Fenwick FF858.  It includes a switch grip for two-hand casting and a butt plug for use without a fighting butt. 

The finished assembly.  The client wished to retain the original grip as it was.