I've always felt that golf and fly fishing are essentially the same sport. One is played mostly dry, the other played mostly wet. They share the same ancestral roots, and appeal to the same personality. One thing I've never understood, however, is why the first thing a golf pro corrects on a wannabe duffer is his/her grip, yet that's the last thing fly guides and rod makers have worried about. In fly fishing, it's all about tapers, and action, tips and timing. But few have bothered to think beyond century-old cork handle designs. And I think where the hand meets the rod might be the most important factor that differentiates great casting performance from average. It's about time somebody figured that out.