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Pistol Grip #13511829 04/10/20 03:06 PM
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Here is a pistol grip for you. My Great Grandfather whittled all the time. I have a rocking chair over 100 years old that he sat in and whittled and there are gashes on the arm where he did his work. This is one of the things he whittled, a pistol grip for a fishing rod.

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Re: Pistol Grip [Re: Der Vorsteher] #13511850 04/10/20 03:21 PM
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That's bada**!!!


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That's pretty cool. I still fish with pistol grips and they are getting harder to find with the action I want. I might have to channel your great-grandpa and try making my own sometime.

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Yeah Coke I like pistol grips quite a bit for cypress tree fishing and the options are running low! Quick search at bass pro turned up just 2 options.
Bass pro graphite series 6' MH
Berkley lighting rod 6' Med.

I have a couple of the older bass pro bionic blade rods and like them. But no longer made with the pistol grip.


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Re: Pistol Grip [Re: bassmanrudy] #13511884 04/10/20 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bassmanrudy
Yeah Coke I like pistol grips quite a bit for cypress tree fishing and the options are running low! Quick search at bass pro turned up just 2 options.
Bass pro graphite series 6' MH
Berkley lighting rod 6' Med.

I have a couple of the older bass pro bionic blade rods and like them. But no longer made with the pistol grip.



I have 2 that belonged to my grandfather. This one I posted which the rod has 0 markings, and an old Shimano. Mybson used it the other day to catch his first bed fish with.


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Re: Pistol Grip [Re: Der Vorsteher] #13511886 04/10/20 03:47 PM
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Cool pics man. Those are awesome finds.

There used to be a nice gentleman named Jennings that hand carved handles & made rods. He called his rods "Jennwood"

He would come to the tackle shop I worked at and demo his rods. He carried a wood file in his back pocket. He would hand one of his rods to you and then pull out his wood file and round off the areas you didn't like while you stood there talking to him. When he was done customizing the handle to suit you he would ask you to hold it. He would have you place the tip of the rod touching his throat and say, "Can you feel the vibrations of my voice through the handle?"

He was a truly nice man & a great salesman.

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Think i used to see him at the FORT WORTH BOAT SHOW 25 or 30 years ago. I remember him putting the rod tip to his throat. Cool ,havent thought about that in a while.


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That's excellent!

Re: Pistol Grip [Re: Ken A.] #13512388 04/10/20 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken A.
Cool pics man. Those are awesome finds.

There used to be a nice gentleman named Jennings that hand carved handles & made rods. He called his rods "Jennwood"

He would come to the tackle shop I worked at and demo his rods. He carried a wood file in his back pocket. He would hand one of his rods to you and then pull out his wood file and round off the areas you didn't like while you stood there talking to him. When he was done customizing the handle to suit you he would ask you to hold it. He would have you place the tip of the rod touching his throat and say, "Can you feel the vibrations of my voice through the handle?"

He was a truly nice man & a great salesman.
Met the same guy at US Sports about a hundred years ago(or 35+). Cool sales pitch. I held the hard wooden handle while he jammed the tip to his throat. I could absolutely “feel” him talking. The disappointment was when I got home and realized I could feel the “voice vibrations” with my Lighting Rods too! Also was disappointed to find out there was no such thing as a “Jennwood” tree! Couldn’t “Google it” back then! laugh Think anyone else on here has a clue what we are talking about? Thanks for that “blast from the past”!

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Cool pics man. Those are awesome finds.

There used to be a nice gentleman named Jennings that hand carved handles & made rods. He called his rods "Jennwood"

He would come to the tackle shop I worked at and demo his rods. He carried a wood file in his back pocket. He would hand one of his rods to you and then pull out his wood file and round off the areas you didn't like while you stood there talking to him. When he was done customizing the handle to suit you he would ask you to hold it. He would have you place the tip of the rod touching his throat and say, "Can you feel the vibrations of my voice through the handle?"

He was a truly nice man & a great salesman.
Met the same guy at US Sports about a hundred years ago(or 35+). Cool sales pitch. I held the hard wooden handle while he jammed the tip to his throat. I could absolutely “feel” him talking. The disappointment was when I got home and realized I could feel the “voice vibrations” with my Lighting Rods too! Also was disappointed to find out there was no such thing as a “Jennwood” tree! Couldn’t “Google it” back then! laugh Think anyone else on here has a clue what we are talking about? Thanks for that “blast from the past”!


Yes he got around to all the tackle shows & boat shows. Nice gentleman.

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That is such a cool heirloom , I have quite a bit of fishing gear, hunting gear and guns from both my Grandfathers and my Dad. I don't have much from a GREAT Grandfather.

Thanks for sharing!

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Originally Posted by ReelSlow
That is such a cool heirloom , I have quite a bit of fishing gear, hunting gear and guns from both my Grandfathers and my Dad. I don't have much from a GREAT Grandfather.

Thanks for sharing!



I'm lucky, have the other great grandfathers 16 gauge he was issued during WWI.


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That's bada**!!!


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Next thing you know you will be calling a Dr. Pepper a pop and putting chili on spaghetti.

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That hand carved pistol grip from your grandfather is quite special

All the ones I had broke except just one that I use more for pond fishing and spinner bait fishing .
Some may recognize this old rod brand from Fort Worth.

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