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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:15 pm • # 1 
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im converting a spinning rod to fly rod. is the blank far enough into the reel seat in these pics? it will be casting 4/5 line and catching bluegill, bass, etc.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:02 am • # 2 
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It should be ok, especially if you fill that void beyond where the blank ends with epoxy. Another option would be to extend the blank a bit with a stent.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:19 pm • # 3 
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the butt of the blank seems like solid material. is the entire blank solid or just the butt end?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:56 am • # 4 
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Is that the reel seat you were asking about removing?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:15 am • # 5 
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yes. the reel seat came off easy. the eva was a little tougher to remove but it finally succumbed. this is the final product. not the best work but it's my first pole modification. next time i will use proper cork. this one has cork from hobby lobby and it has a ton of voids in it.

the rod is an ugly stik medium action 4-10# line. i left the spinning rod eyes on it. i will probably order a set of fly rod eyes and redo them.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:30 pm • # 6 
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Cool!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:51 am • # 7 
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Looks great!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:13 am • # 8 
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thanks. now i have to start looking for more rods at garage sales and pawn shops.


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