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Cork check
Posted by: Rick Boley (104.220.81.---)
Date: November 19, 2023 01:46PM

I'm using an Alps RA7 on a 6wt fly rod. I want to put a fighting butt on but Alps doesn't make the cork check between the bottom of the seat and the fighting butt. Does anyone have a suggestion for this or should I just go without?


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Re: Cork check
Posted by: Michael Ward (---)
Date: November 19, 2023 01:50PM

Not familiar with the exact component but you can always make your own with Burl cork for a it of robustness over normal cork - several burl cork vendors offer rings without the bored hole in some of the rubberized versions for such purposes

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Re: Cork check
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---)
Date: November 19, 2023 02:47PM

Look at the Alps HERA7WL2, R-CAH LXL2, TRI-RAH12. Get Bit Outdoors has them and those all have the winding check at the end of the reel seat for the butt piece.

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Re: Cork check
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: November 19, 2023 03:31PM

Rod building is a mix and match world, maybe one of the winding checks from the gear rod or fly rod lines will work, give the Batson folks a call, they do this kind of thing on their builds all the time.

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