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    pistol grip rods
from tman2 (66.156.195.72)  
3/19/2005 10:33:00 PM

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 I have quite a large collection of trigger grip rods which I don't care for any more. Is there any way to remove the cork triggers and replace them with some of the pistol grips from St. Croix? I've never built any rods before so I'm not sure if it's possible. I only ask this because I recently dug out my old Lew's Speed Stick and I realize how much I miss fishing pistol grip rods. The only new one's seem to be the Bass Pro models and they have that stupid oversize power hump pistol grip. I noticed at one of the rod builders sites that St. Croix makes cork pistol grips and I would like to use some of these. The rods I would be trying to convert would probably be my favorite Berkley Bionix and Series One rods.


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   I agree from FSH4CSH  3/20/2005 12:20:00 AM
 I learned how to throw a baitcaster on a pistol grip rod and still love it for certain applications. Allstar, in their Classic Series, has a pistol grip that I use for throwing smallish spinnerbaits and crankbaits near tight cover and overhanging limbs, etc. I still use that Jimmy Houston flick/role cast that he made famous back in the 70's and that pistol grip rod is the only one I can do it on.


   Pistol grips... from George's Custom Rods  3/20/2005 2:17:00 AM
 Pistol grips can be purchased from Custom Tackle and Merrick. I'm sure there are others, but that is where I obtain them. I've trimmed down some St. Croix blanks for use as a pistol grip for spinnerbaits and jerkbaits. Took some getting used to, but I do like to fish with them in close quarters.

Hope this helps.......George

George's Custom Rods
Phone: 208-549-0454
Email: groth@ruralnetwork.net
Website: www.georgescustomrods

   pistol grips from Mark W.  3/21/2005 6:49:00 PM
 I agree with you tman2. I like pistol grips for throwing spinnerbaits and use an old Lews speed stick with the pistol grip.I had been hunting another one of these for a long time but had given up on them until I saw a rod builder at a fishing show this year that is building some rods with the exact same handle.The one on my old Lews is a Fuji handle with the black foam instead of cork.


   One Word from Mike K (216.68.121.170)  11/13/2006 2:08:00 PM
 George's Custom Rods! (Ok, 3 words). I looked high and low for a lightweight rod, and George had 2 custom-made pistol-grips lying around at a special price I couldn't pass up. Give him a shout.


   I've got two that I like. from StevieP (161.44.77.210)  11/13/2006 2:31:00 PM
 Both St. Croix Avids.

The first is a factory AC56MF. handy size makes for easy, low-trajectory side-arm roll casts around docks, etc. I liked it so much, I had a AC62MXF blank custom-built with the pistol grip and SIC guides. The 62MXF will handle smaller, lighter baits a little better, but I really like the 5'6" model better for what I use it for.


   Pistol grip... from George's Custom Rods  11/13/2006 2:39:00 PM
 The nice thing about custom rods is that you can build them with almost any blank you desire. I built a couple using the Shikari SHX PC 602 / 603 blanks and I love them. The Avid blank in a MF action would work just great. I have some pistol grip handles in the shop if you are interested in a custom rod.

Good luck........George

George's Custom Rods
Phone: 208-549-0454
Email: georgescustomrods@msn.com
Website: www.georgescustomrods

   Falcon Cara pistol grip from kd (208.3.137.108)  11/13/2006 4:58:00 PM
 I wouldn't trade for mine! It's the 5'10" model and it's a 5 power. Perfect for spinnerbaits and square billed shallow divers.


   kd from RShaffer (12.158.140.247)  11/13/2006 5:51:00 PM
 kd...do you remember where you got your 5'10 Cara??


   Falcon Cara CC-5-1510P pistol grip rod from StevenFromTexas (70.244.145.36)  11/13/2006 8:08:00 PM
 I've got a 5'10" Falcon Cara CC-5-1510P pistol grip rod, and use it for small/medium spinnerbaits and small/medium Rat-L-Traps. I really enjoy using it, but if I had to use pistol grip rods all day, I'd be in pain! That said, I usually use it every time I go fishing.


   Cara pistol grip from kd (70.248.61.103)  11/14/2006 12:45:00 AM
  You can order them online thru Brannans.

http://www.fishingworld.com/brannansbass/ Enter Cara in the search feature and you'll see the CC-5-1510P listed in the lists. I think retail is $124 on it.


   Airrus Ultra XL from manasota (68.56.177.217)  11/14/2006 6:20:00 PM
 The Airrus Ultra XL has a removable butt section (it comes with two different lengths)that allows it to be used as a pistol or conventional. It's the most versatile rod I have ever seen.

Did I mention it has a lifetime guarantee?


   Look @ Loomis from PistolGripper (74.226.18.130)  11/14/2006 10:22:00 PM
 I throw pistols almost exclusively and own 5 GLoomis pistol grip rods: IMX CR661,662,&663-Spinnerbait series SBR661 & Bronzeback series SMR702C. For 1/4oz-3/8oz spinnerbaits SBR661 is great and its extra fast action really helps keep fish hooked up even big ones. For 1/2oz spinnerbaits I use the SMR702, it has a stout butt and similiar to the SBR661 it has a fast tip which really helps with casting accuracy. Check out the new Mossyback series rod the BCR663, It has a very fast action like the SBR661 but is capable of throwing a heavier variety of baits. As someone who loves pistol grips, I support GLoomis because they are the only company that still shows a commitment to making a wide variety of high quality pistol grip rods. All that said I still am waiting for the day I can afford one of George's custom rods with a pistol grip.


   PistolGripper... from George's Custom Rods  11/15/2006 1:09:00 AM
 Sounds like you have some nice pistol grip rods. Shoot me an email and perhaps you are closer than you think!

George

George's Custom Rods
Phone: 208-549-0454
Email: georgescustomrods@msn.com
Website: www.georgescustomrods

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