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Here’s a cheap and easy way to balance without damaging or drilling holes in the butt end of the rod.

Materials:

  1. Shoe Goo
  2. A dime (to fill butt ends with cavity like Cumara)
  3. Quarters as counterweight.
  4. Felt tip/pads ( the one that you use for the chairs ) size of a quarter.

Here’s some pix.

You can always removed the weights by making a loop with a braid line on the dried glue between the butt end and the quarter and pull the braid slowly until it cuts off the glue.

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I assume the coins are glued together and to the rod. Have you had any trouble getting rid of the residue after removing it? Cool idea thanks for sharing.

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The coins are also glued together to hold it together.

No issue rubbing off the shoe goo when it's dried. It does not leave any residue or discoloration since it's a clear rubber glue

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What about those replacement folding chair endcaps and washers, or walking cane tips? Haven't done it but seems like a quick and easy way to balance a rod without the use of glue.

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The chair rubber cap would work but it makes the butt end hard on the palm when casting with both hands. Now imagine that putting it in your cumara rod.

It is going to look like umm..

Like this:

OK finally....Had some issues with our internet.

This isn't the prettiest solution, but on a 7'6 rod, it isn't as ugly as what you would think. Plus, for me, the balance, at least on my jig rod, is worth the trade off in looks.

This picture is of the butt with the balancer off obviously. That foam butt cap, was a rounded one, that I had to trim with a razor, and then sand to get rid of the flat cut marks from the razor blade.

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Then cut down the balancer, and sand it, and slip it on. It still fits very tight.

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