Vintage rod rebuild

Talk about Lure/Tackle ID's; Reminisce over bygone times and old fishing tackle
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John Milford
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Re: Vintage rod rebuild

Post by John Milford » Sun Sep 08 2019 22:16

Mark_Houghton wrote:
Even on the old Abus there isnt that much blank inside the handle. This is one I fitted a carbon blank to, a short while back, and the blank only goes into the metal portion above the foregrip. It seems solid though, and the blank I used is quite a thick walled one so I expect it to be ok. From memory, on the later Speedlock handles the blank went right up through the foregrip section aswell.

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Ever come across anything like this old beauty Mark?

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Re: Vintage rod rebuild

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Sep 08 2019 22:19

John Milford wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Even on the old Abus there isnt that much blank inside the handle. This is one I fitted a carbon blank to, a short while back, and the blank only goes into the metal portion above the foregrip. It seems solid though, and the blank I used is quite a thick walled one so I expect it to be ok. From memory, on the later Speedlock handles the blank went right up through the foregrip section aswell.

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Ever come across anything like this old beauty Mark?


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Not in the flesh John, but i`ve come across some gorgeous old handles like that one online...some of the old Champion Featherweight handles for example, are lovely, and fetch good money :thumbs:

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