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Butt cord | Super thinned cork | Something else
Posted by: Brandon Giles (---.wavecable.com)
Date: January 19, 2021 12:08AM

Hello,

It's me again, I'm looking to refinish my 13'6" lamiglas honey.
The butt cord on it is fine, but I was thinking about switching it up with something different.
Is it a bad idea to try can fit cork onto a large butt like that?
I want to bring the foregrip down a bit so I can show off the logo.

I'll get the ID and OD of the butt shortly. Should have thought of that first... probably will be able to solve this as I'm not finding a bunch of large diameter cork grips and Idk if cork tape is a good idea..



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/19/2021 12:15AM by Brandon Giles.

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Re: Butt cord | Super thinned cork | Something else
Posted by: Kevin Boonstra (---.wayneschools.com)
Date: January 19, 2021 10:21AM

Cork tape

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Re: Butt cord | Super thinned cork | Something else
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 19, 2021 09:59PM

Brandon,
Without knowing the diameter of the blank where the grip will be, as Kevin stated, cork tape is certainly a prospect. Additionally, X-shrink tubing will provide a very durable handle. While cork tape and shrink tubing will add weight, it may be advantageous on such a long rod to assist “balancing”.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: Butt cord | Super thinned cork | Something else
Posted by: Brandon Giles (---.wavecable.com)
Date: January 19, 2021 10:34PM

I just measured the butt end and it is 1.25" OD.
I was looking at shrink tubing but wasn't sure if it would look cheesy or not.

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Re: Butt cord | Super thinned cork | Something else
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 19, 2021 10:55PM

Brandon,
In that case, I have a number of “cheesy” looking saltwater rods. Got crackers and wine?

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: Butt cord | Super thinned cork | Something else
Posted by: Brandon Giles (---.wavecable.com)
Date: January 19, 2021 11:54PM

Well, I also was looking at this carbon fiber sleeve that is 1.25 diameter. I would not be able to have anything in between the sleeve and the fiberglas. Is that bad for the fiberglass to have epoxied carbon fiber directly on it?

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