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Euan Innes

Screw-in extension handle
« on: January 11, 2018, 13:07:02 PM »
I have a couple of ideas running around in the empty space that I call my head and am wondering if anyone knows where I could buy a short, screw-in extension handle? Or would I have to make one up with cork rings and some threaded rod?
No further details about what I am doing at the moment, or to which rod(s)  :z4

 :z1
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Rob Brownfield

Re: Screw-in extension handle
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 13:18:16 PM »
Several options out there....

http://www.meadowfishery.com/product/pacbay-f2m-extension-handles matched up with one of these http://www.meadowfishery.com/product/pacbay-butt-plugs-and-caps

Or you can build your own using the posts  http://www.meadowfishery.com/product/pacbay-f2-extension-handle-posts

Hope that gives some ideas.

I have, somewhere, an old Daiwa 11'3" sea trout rod that came with a push in ferrules extension handle.  And my 10 foot Norboron has a Fuji reel seat which has a overfit extension that screws directly onto the thread of the seat.




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Terry Coging

Re: Screw-in extension handle
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 15:49:22 PM »
I have made several rod extensions using old, or scrap rod handles. Just cut to size and either up-sleeve or down-sleeve to fit existing rod. 
If you need a threaded extension  and have an old rod with a rubber button fitted the rubber button threaded part is likely to be a 3/8"bsf thread, which was the fishing tackle standard (still quite common and standard with Shakespeare).  Cut off a piece of the old rod handle and  screw in a bolt and then cut off the bolt head.  The new handle can then be sanded to suit and becomes a 'screw in' extension. 3/8"bsf is also the coarse fishing standard for  most things, and threaded parts, that can be modified, are readily available on ebay.

Euan Innes

Re: Screw-in extension handle
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 17:33:33 PM »
Thanks guys.
You have pretty much suggested what I had come up with so I am glad that I am on the right track. One rod will probably suit a small fighting butt better than an extension, but the other will definitely improve with an extension.
I guess I will have to do some exploratory surgery to find out what is under the fighting but on one of them.
Off to sharpen the knives!
Thanks again,
 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Eddie Sinclair

Re: Screw-in extension handle
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 00:33:31 AM »
Euan,

after seeing Robs suggestions, I was sure that you might go for one of the but plugs :X2 :X2

Eddie
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