Didn't Paul Young first make this grip?I guess if he’s been making rod handles like this for some time any problems would have shown up by now. Slightly off topic I’ve found that a wet magic sponge brings cork handles up like new even on really old well-used rods.
They take some getting used to visually but it’s actually very comfy and I don’t even think about it anymore. It allows the rod to flex to the grip too which is quite cool.Sean, your barclay looks a wonderful fishing rod, but I just can not come to terms with the ventilated grip, sorry.
To stuck in my way!
Very nice, and as far as I can tell, with colour preserved wraps, which isn't used too much these days.
With the weak pound, yes it works out a pretty expensive thing to import into the UK.×
Yeah I’m not looking forward to that when it arrives!
It’s very much a custom process, you can also add agate guides, different grip shapes, chrome/bronze/dark hardware etc. There are also a huge amount of wood varieties to choose from for the reel seat.Very nice, and as far as I can tell, with colour preserved wraps, which isn't used too much these days.
James Reid uses quite contrasty, bright colour combinations like this which really "pop" and although it takes a little getting used to at first, you can never be satisfied with the standard translucent and subdued colours afterwards.
With Chris, do you go through a selection process of colours for wraps, tipping or is it a standard on the rod?
Customs charge was £81 on the Barclay, don’t know why it was so low when I paid nearly $800. A bit of good fortune!
I was cringing waiting for the letter but couldn’t believe it! They must have just winged it and looked at a few fly rods in general to get a price.That's a right touch, Sean, the last lure rod I had from Japanangler a couple of years back cost me £91.00 in custom charges and the rod was around 47,000 Yen.