A little picture story about the change of the cork grip on a Vision Mag 3/4 10ft. I cut away the hook keeper and lenghten the grip some centimeters. Originally, the rod had a kind of mini full wells. Didn’t liked it at all and I changed the form with sanding paper by hand after a short while. The result was better, but far away from good. So, one evening I decided to remove the cork and then I started to rebuild the grip with good quality cork discs.
Original grip above. The pictures below are after the first shaping by hand.
Beaver attack at the grip ;-)
Half of the cork is cut away.
new cork discs
The result with a new winding check and a bit of lime green metallic thread.