Here are some more pics showing the handle getting shaped. reamed and mounted.
Here is the completed guide wrap.
Now it is safe to take the tape off.
Starting the guide wrap.
Dropping in the glue for the tip top.
Here is a comparison of a factory rod handle side by side with our custom handle. This is on a high quality rod that retails for about $150. Obviously the design element is different but what really stands out is the quality of the cork. Notice the excessive pitts in the factort rod. This is the lowest grade of cork we use on any of our rods.
The completed handle assembly.
Here is a pic of the reamimng process getting started.