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I know this is a ridiculous question but my frog rod has way to stiff of tip for me. Is there anywhere I can make the tip more flexible?

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Nope, don't think so.

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Only if you get a new rod.  Not any way to really change the action of the rod or make the tip softer.  Get a new one and sell that one or use it for something else.  Part of our great sport is finding new rods that fit the application you're wanting to use them for.

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The way the graphite is cut and rolled on the mandrel  determines power and action, and there is no way to make a rod that is stiff more flexible. What kind of rod and what power and action? Why do you want it to have more flex?

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Well it's a mh 7 6. It's my frog rod. I like to set the hook to faster then I should. I've used my buddies that has more tip to it and it walks better and I hook up more. As for action I'm guessing between moderate and fast. It's awfully stiff

 

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As mentioned, can't change the action that way.
You can stiffen up a blank but not the other way around. 

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It is what it is. What you're looking at is more power than action. 

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Batson, how do I stiffen up a blank?

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I think he means the tip which will be stiffer if trimmed. I thinks it's common among salt water builders. Can't imagine doing that to a bass Rod blank though. 

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3 hours ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

I think he means the tip which will be stiffer if trimmed. I thinks it's common among salt water builders. Can't imagine doing that to a bass Rod blank though. 

common practice with musky rods

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Got it.  Trim it, action slows, gets more powerful.  Trimming from the tip, right?  Trimming either end will slow it, but not sure about power if trimmed from the butt.

I have trimmed a few from the tip, by breaking off the tiptop, and have never really liked them after that.  Same sort of disappointment as when your pedigreed bird dog gets knocked up by the mutt down the street.  

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Correct. Of course I personally wouldn't recommend trimming the tip.
You wouldn't gain a slower action (bigger arc) per see but would stiffen up the tip (shortening up the flexing action). Would change the power by making a Medium Light into a Medium or Medium Heavy.

A gentler way would be to add additional wraps - the more you put on a blank the more it changes things.

Course always best to get the blank that fits what you want the most.

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I believe that trimming the tip will give a smaller action angle when CCS tested.  Smaller action angle = slower action.  Take a scrap blank and try it.  Same for trimming the butt.   

Agree, the right way is to get the right blank in the first place, and with all the choices, that should not be that hard.

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