I really like these grips and Pat your right,sometimes you have to ream the grips depending on the size of the blank, It is very easy to do with a regular reaming tool. I will use a caliper and measure the blank at the top of the grip and bottom and then mark my reamer with tape so I dont over ream the grip,also I glue the grip to the reel seat first and glue and install them in one piece from the tip down. The butt cap I ream with a drill bit.I just wanted to share this info so maybe it will help the builders that are using them for the first time. FYI I'm no expert but they are easy to install. These are Rods number 4 and 5 that I have ever build so I'm new to rod building.
Last edited by fishntx62; 03-22-2012 at 08:36 PM.