bajanfish

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  1. Anyone using the Shimano wading boots?
  2. I'm sure I read that as well in a PENN post on here.
  3. I'm with scooby on this. Unless you can find one for a real deal, there are better options at that price.
  4. Reviving this with a simple question: Can anyone tell me how long the rear grip on the factory built Jigster is? (butt of rod to base of reel seat)
  5. Very helpful, thank you! Your statement about the cut being below where I want to place the seat is correct. The plan for the handle was to try to do a paco type grip, above and below the seat. I planned on doing as you suggested and wrap the damaged section with dacron and epoxy that lightly then wrap the cork tape over it before covering everything with shrink tubing. Good to know others have a similar train of thought!
  6. No worries! I'll take the It's alive for asking price. I can give you a Miami address. PM me your info. Thanks.
  7. Interested in the it's alive and the black 7" needle. Give me a price to ship to Barbados maybe we can work a total price out. Thanks.
  8. A lot of good information being shared here, I want to thank you guys for that! In searching for an ergonomic reel seat in larger sizes I stumbled upon a site that carries both the previously suggested Batson brand shrink tube and the much talked about Quick Grip. The company is called Versitex. I placed an order for the Batson shrink tube so we'll see how that goes. That Quick Grip is a tad pricey. Maybe a little later I'll try it out.
  9. Really appreciate all the suggestions and feedback guys. I cleaned off all the epoxy and sanded down the blank (result below). I'm no expert, but it looks like it MAY be okay as is. But i'll continue to try and get a blank that fits. Reached out to a friend who has way too many rods lol. If i get a blank i'll do it, if even just for the experience of doing something like this. If I don't i'll leave it as is, and if it blows up i'll just have a good excuse to buy a new rod!
  10. I could be wrong but does fireline go above 30lbs?
  11. Grumpy's Tackle had these up on their FB page not all that long ago...
  12. I am really appreciating all the feedback thus far. I'm on the hunt for an old rod now. I think I may actually have an old telescopic rod that i converted into a gaff, lying around somewhere.
  13. Ah! I follow. I'll have to see what i can scrounge up. That's the butt section of a 12 ft rod. Not sure i'll find a section of blank to get over that. Failing that, as it isn't too deep, might I be able to strap it with braid/cord or fiberglass tape and epoxy it? Ideally I wanted to shift the reel seat further up lengthening the butt section. But now that would leave this cut exposed...
  14. Oh my god! Thank you! I can sleep tonight now! What do you mean by a sleeve? Sorry first time doing this.. You mean like a piece of shrink tube or something?
  15. Reel seat removal gone wrong. The person cut too deep and managed to cut into the blank along almost the entire length of the reel seat. Can this be repaired, reinforced... anything? Or is this blank a lost cause?