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Altering a bass rod
« on: August 04, 2019, 06:17:12 AM »

I bought a Curado heavy rod and like everything about it but the handle length; itís about 2Ē too long. Has anyone cut off part of a rod handle? If so any negatives associated with doing it? Any recommendations after making it shorter like gluing a plug or end on it?

TIA

A couple of things I thought about after I posted this: itís an all cork handle and as far as a plug for the end what do you think about this?


Itís a plastic body bolt for vehicles that come in lots of sizes.


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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 11:17:10 AM »

The blank is likely hollow so my question would be what are you going to screw that into?

There are saws that are made specifically for cutting rod blanks. I would send a PM to Lee Smith and get his advice. 
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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 12:01:29 PM »

I was thinking about plastic body bolt like the pic I posted


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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 01:07:23 PM »

Bring it to me and Iíll fix it for you.


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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 01:12:58 PM »

Been thinking about this and I just don't fully understand.  What is causing you the problem that makes you think the handle is 2" too long?  What rod and model do you have?
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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 01:42:44 PM »

Thanks anyway Lee but I know EXACTLY how youíll fix it

Itís a Curado CDCFP77H so itís a frog, flipping & A-rig rod.

The handle is 11 1/2Ē long. All of my other rods have 9 1/2Ē handles.  After I make a cast and switch hands it hits me in the stomach/side and when Iím retrieving whatever bait Iím using I have to hold it further away from my body than Iíd like.  So Iíd like to cut 2Ē off for comfort UNLESS it will screw up the rod (I donít see how it would but thatís why Iím asking because I have to believe someone has shortened a rod handle before)




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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 02:53:19 PM »

I have 2 Hammer 7'3 rods. The 3 inches extra is in the handle end. Otherwise, if I put my Dobyns 704 next to it, from the reel seat nut to the tip they are identical in dimension. So I cut 3 inches off the butt as that was always getting caught on me while fishing. Put a but cap on them, and now they are perfect. Slap some silicone on that body clip and slide it on in. You should be ok.

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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 04:04:19 PM »

Thanks LMG.....this is the info I was hoping for.  I need a little more info on the butt cap.  Got a pic or a link?


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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 04:41:49 PM »

I hear they come in various sizes.


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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2019, 06:58:26 PM »

Thanks LMG.....this is the info I was hoping for.  I need a little more info on the butt cap.  Got a pic or a link?


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I took a micrometer and measured the size of the rod diameter. Them googled the cap size, and I believe MudHole came up. Ordered them through searching.

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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2019, 07:16:25 PM »

I have seen and handled these fishing rods since they were altered and I wouldn't have known the difference if LMG didn't tell me ahead of time. They came out good.

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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2019, 08:52:42 PM »

I was being serious Walt. Iíve got cork and EVA butt caps in stock.


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Re: Altering a bass rod
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2019, 02:46:46 PM »

Sorry Lee I thought you were busting my nads....can you tape one under your mailbox and Iíll get it Saturday?


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