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Goolager

Rod building mod's
« on: November 24, 2011, 21:05:00 PM »
converting a Fladen 4 piece rod into a 2 1/4 piece and have a couple of questions;

a) Can I shorten a section by just simply hacksawing the monkey or should I wrap a section of tape around the blank and cut through this, or some other form of treatment?
b) Am I being miserable if I decide to use the existing reel seat assembly & what are the chances of getting it out alive?

Thanks

Iain

Peter McCallum

Re: Rod building mod's
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2011, 01:00:56 AM »
Masking tape and used the old fittings it worked for me :grin

Derek Roxborough

Re: Rod building mod's
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2011, 21:42:13 PM »
 I often take reel seats off by putting a hot rod up inside the seat , if you hold the hot rod in the vice,as soon as you can move the seat remove the rod from the hot rod, that way you dont burn the rod, I have salvaged quite a few seats from broken rods, and from decent rods, easgach1

Goolager

Re: Rod building mod's
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 21:52:54 PM »
Hi Easgach1  :z16

No fancy tools/ operation was required. Dry palms and a good set of 'guns' twisted it off fairly swiftly.  :X4

 Iain

Derek Roxborough

Re: Rod building mod's
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 16:35:35 PM »
Well done, it always depends how it was put on,I have used the hot rod method to successfully recover whole cork handles, easgach1

 




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