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EVA Butt Caps?
Posted by: Randy Stewart (---.q1.net)
Date: April 02, 2004 08:30AM

Anyone know were I can find the hard EVA butt caps that I see on the end of some cork handles. And, I have purchased some pre made butt grips with these butt caps but am having trouble chucking them up in my homemade rod lathe. I have installed one on a blank but would like to do some more shaping. Any suggestions?

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Re: EVA Butt Caps?
Posted by: Billy Vivona (67.72.26.---)
Date: April 02, 2004 09:54AM

Angler's Workshop has then, as does Merrick. You could also buy EVA squares (2x2x18") and make a bunch on your own.

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Re: EVA Butt Caps?
Posted by: bill boettcher (---.tnt5.ewr3.da.uu.net)
Date: April 02, 2004 10:10AM

You could make your own colored cork rings and glue them on as butt caps.

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Re: EVA Butt Caps?
Posted by: Michael Collier (---.rasserver.net)
Date: April 02, 2004 12:19PM

I have done one from a square grip piece and bored a small hole the size of a small 6 inch mandrel . chucked the end of the mandrel in my rod lathe and shaped. Don't bore the hole all the way throught, just half way. Use a tool rest and wood lathe chisels.

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Re: EVA Butt Caps?
Posted by: Bill Batson (---.dsl.sea.megapath.net)
Date: April 02, 2004 04:40PM

Batson Enterprises carries them. Contact your nearest distributor. They just came into stock yesterday. They are a very popular item.
Bill Batson

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Re: EVA Butt Caps?
Posted by: Mike Crichton (---.abhsia.telus.net)
Date: April 03, 2004 08:50PM

Randy,
For your EVA Butt caps you can make them on your rod lathe if you chuck them on a mandrel.
I make my customgripII butt caps that way. I glue them up to the grip before turning & turn the whole grip & buttcap in one piece. If you put a trim band between the grip & butt cap it looks neater, & the joints are perfect done that way. I just make up a foam plug to fill the mandrel hole once the grip is on the rod. I have some pictures on the photo page. Try a search under Calgary Flames grip.
Best of luck, Mike Crichton

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Re: EVA Butt Caps?
Posted by: Steve Satterfield (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: April 04, 2004 08:46AM

I get mine from Custom Tackle Supply.
Steve

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