I'm brand new to this forum. I've seen some great rods. Unfortunately I don't fly fish. All my fishing is for bass and bream.
I've made 2 rods now and thought I was making some progress. I'm working on a 7'6" St Croix flipping stick. Down the road I plan to invest in a lathe and turn my own cork grips. For now I am using premade handles. I ran into a problem on this rod.
On both of my previous rods I bought reamers and chucked them in my rechargable drill. Both previous grips worked out just great. Yesterday as I was slowly reaming out a 12" rear grip the reamer sand paper came apart and tore my grip up from the inside out. So now my grip is ruined and my reamer is ruined. I'm sure my supplier will take care of me, but my question is - What did I do wrong? My drill was on a medium speed. I was taking my time.
Besides a drill press what other ways do ya'll ream out the cork?
Confused and Befuddled.....