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Have Any Of You Ever Extended Your Fishing Rod's Handle?

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I am considering trying to add a 3-4" extension to the butt of my rod as it feels real weird when I cast and don;t feel like I am getting the oomph behind my casts.

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I've never heard of extending the handle but I know Abu Garcia makes a rod with an adjustable handle just don't know if it would be for me lol

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Andrew

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I am considering trying to add a 3-4" extension to the butt of my rod as it feels real weird when I cast and don;t feel like I am getting the oomph behind my casts.

 

 

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I am considering trying to add a 3-4" extension to the butt of my rod as it feels real weird when I cast and don;t feel like I am getting the oomph behind my casts.

I had it done to two rods that were 6'8ish so they'd be 7' You couldn't even tell since the joint was covered by the rear grip. Mike at DVT is a rod builder and a sponsor. Check with him about the cost.

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I hear a lot of guys wishing they could add a 3-4" extension to their rods. Im not sure if they've had much luck though.

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Grip extensions can be accomplished a couple different ways. Cutting off the butt cap, gluing in an extension material and redoing the grip is one. A screw in "Fighting Butt" is another. A collapsable butt is yet another option, however there's not much advantage unless the finished product will be over 7'6"


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Grip extensions can be accomplished a couple different ways. Cutting off the butt cap, gluing in an extension material and redoing the grip is one. A screw in "Fighting Butt" is another. A collapsable butt is yet another option, however there's not much advantage unless the finished product will be over 7'6"

 

 

I did it to a couple of glass cranking rods.  Added 5 inches it a 7' and the same to a 7'6" rod.

 

I was looking to use the extension a leverage and support while deep cranking the larger lipped variety of baits.

 

Very happy with the result.

 

A-Jay

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It can be done. I extended a couple musky rods for a guy from 9' to 10'3".

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It can be done. I extended a couple musky rods for a guy from 9' to 10'3".

 

I wonder what idiot you did that for  ;-)

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I did it to a straight handled lighting rod, Just to see if i could. I extended the rear 4inchs,by sliding a piece of ridged plastic pipe over the original handle,and pvc cement a cap on the end. Covered the pipe with a rod wrap. This rod still gets used at times to date.The rods probably 15yrs old. It works great,never has come loose,no problems.

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The only "length" I've added to rods was via a rod balancing system. At most (w/o measuring), it's probably an inch or so.

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