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I wasn’t sure where to post this and thought some BR rod builders might be able to help...

 

Am looking to replace the rod butt cap on a baitcasting rod I have.  It is a Duckett Triad casting rod - 6’10” Medium (DFTR610M-C).  questions I have:

 

•Assuming the only way to get the current butt cap off is to cut it off?  Probably can’t heat up the glue and pull it off?  Picture below

•How do I know what size replacement cap to get? (rod diameter?)

•Is there a place I can order the replacement from and get by next Friday? 

 

Thx!

 

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I miss why you want to replace it, but you probably can get it off with persistent gentle heat and twisting.  To do this most effectively you probably need to cut the part, not the blank, to get closer to the blank when you apply the heat.  If you screw it up, you will sacrifice the lower approx two inches of rod length.  Which would be undesirable to me, but not a show stopper.

 

To explain further, most knobs are held on with structural epoxy, which cures from a chemical reaction, so heating it weakens it, but does not melt it.  And the temperature that damages the epoxy is about the same as that which damages the blank, which is why heating in cases like this is not very effective.  But it sometimes can be done.  

 

Another way to handle this would be to find a rodbuilder with a lathe and turn most of the knob off, then ream the new knob to that new OD of the blank, and glue it on.  A custom builder may have the part in stock.  Search for Lake Lady Rods in Breezy Point, MN.

 

 

 

Most but knobs come with a smaller diameter than most rod blanks and you ream them to fit your blank.

 

Not much chance of getting it by next Fri from any source I know.

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Well, here’s why I really want to replace it... I like the Triad a lot, but if you compare it to other Duckett models, or any other rod manufacturer, the handle is 1.5-2 inches longer.  It’s rally awkward and hampers any action you impart on the rod/lure.  

 

So, I’d like to cut 2 inches off the handle and replace the rod butt cap. Open to suggestions on how best to do this...

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That's a piece of cake.  Consider the search I mentioned above. 

 

If you plan on doing it yourself, tape (masking tape) the area of the cut to prevent splintering and use something like a Dremel.  You want high speed of the tool coupled with very slow progression through the blank.  A Dremel with an abrasive disc will work.  Other types of saws can be made to work, but take more skill and experience. Dremel is pretty reliable for not splintering the blank.

 

The probability of someone having that particular piece is stock is very low, but there are similar pieces available.

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1 hour ago, BoatSquirrel said:

Chop that dude off as instruced by MickD- high speed cutter for graphite or carbon, wrapped with masking tape.  For replacement butts, check out Mudhole rod building:

http://www.mudhole.com/Components-Rod-Building/handles-grips-components/fighting-butts-handle-components

Thanks for the endorsement.  Mudhole won't meet his timing req't, but the MN builder might.

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