Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by WishinIwerFishin » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:40 am

Looks great!

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by blakjack23 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:57 am

Katron wrote:Very good job! That is how they should have made the Cumara ](*,) .

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Great job! I would definitely have more Cumaras if they had full grips.

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by stratos20 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:47 am

nice work. I love my cumara's!
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Post by Fat-G » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:34 am

Wow, that looks pretty cool! Wonder what it would look like with a little bit of cork...probably not too good, LOL.

I like split-grips on my spinning rods, and not as much on my casting rods. I like a full cork grip with no foregrip for contact baits like jigs and plastics, but I'm currently using a CUC72MH. It's "ok", love the rod, but I like a cork grip.

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by brokeneye » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:46 am

nicely done...and nicely posted with the steps.

enjoyed it.
don't cry because it's over...smile because it happened.

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by Good351 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:43 am

Cork was my first choice too, but with the taper of the rod it didn't seem feasable.. So foam will do.

I cannot wait to get this rod out on the water!!!

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Post by jimmyb » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:44 pm

actually, you can use cork for doing a handle like you did, you will obviously have to ream it out larger, but then you can just use an expanding glue (like gorilla glue) to make up for the difference in diameter or you can simply just use extra epoxy

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by Mossy Oak » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:39 pm

Good351 wrote:Cork was my first choice too, but with the taper of the rod it didn't seem feasable.. So foam will do.

I cannot wait to get this rod out on the water!!!
Using cork would ruin the stealthy jet black look :lol:

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Post by Iowa Matt » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:47 am

It would have been technically possible to use cork. The amount of taper in the blank would have required me to use some sort of spacer (tape?) to make up the difference between the blank and cork near the seat. Not sure if it wuold have messed up the balance or looked worth a darn.............so we went with foam and it turned out ok and feels really nice in hand.

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by jimmyb » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:49 am

cork would look fine... and it wouldnt have made much of a difference on balance. I have done a fair amount of them. It is amazing what you can cover up with a handle! i have take a few rods apart and found lots of interesting things that companies have used as arbors.... everything from masking tape to GOBS of epoxy...

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by Wishing2BFishing » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:30 pm

How did you get the buttcap to stay on the handle?

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Re: Ever seen a Cumara with a full grip? Now you have!

Post by Iowa Matt » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:58 pm

Wishing2BFishing wrote:How did you get the buttcap to stay on the handle?
Nothing special......flattened the backside on a mill file and used some extra thick CA glue (made for fletching arrows) to secure it to the flat back of the foam. Its been my experience that EVA foam and super glue are a pretty good mix in terms of "stay stuck togetherness"...... :D

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