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mr.bean

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shortened ugly stik
« on: February 13, 2015, 10:57:23 PM »

a 12 foot  x heavy big water ugly stik has a real long handle. about 3 to 4 feet long. when you reel in a large fish. the handle is right between your legs. my question is, if you shorten the butt end about 12 inches , will it compromise the durability of the rod ? is it more prone to breakage or is there no difference ?
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Rieber

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Re: shortened ugly stik
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 10:00:33 PM »

Cutting a foot off the butt won't compromise the strength but it will most certainly make the rod feel tip heavy. That still may be a fair trade for more fish fighting comfort. Before you cut make sure you can cast comfortably with a shorter butt.

Easy to cut off with a hacksaw if you don't have a diamond cut-off wheel for a grinder. Peel off enough grip to epoxy a comfortable butt cap back on.
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mr.bean

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Re: shortened ugly stik
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 11:06:03 AM »

thanks for the info !
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