I'm a spin fisherman who's built several spin rods, but now I'm doing a fly rod for my brother and a few questions are popping up (9' 6wt Black Matrix).
I thought I had the measurements figured out when ordering parts, but it looks like I'll have to ream this reverse half-wells from .25" to .4". Also, the widest part of the grip is about 1" OD, but the narrow end is only .6" OD, leaving only .2" sidewall after reaming. Is all of this OK, or should I order a new grip with a larger ID and OD?
Also, it looks like the combined length of the reel seat and grip is about 11", which seems small for a 9' rod compared to my spinning setups. Does this sound normal?