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WTB 8 Wt Fly Rod
frazerp posted a topic in Fly Fishing BST ForumI am looking for a reasonably inexpensive 9' (or longer) 8 wt. w/a fighting butt - has to break down to under 4', so 3 or 4 pieces. Fishing Florida flats in Feb & my larger SW sticks are too big. PP preferred & shipping to 11939.
I am new to rod building, and fly fishing. I've decided to tackle both at the same time. Over the past two weeks, I have been gathering the materials to build a 9 foot 9 wt fly rod (Lamiglas ISI Graphite 108-9 blank). Upon receiving the parts for my handle, I realized that I am not sure how to address the transition from the fighting butt and the reel seat. The front Winn grip fits very nicely over the reel seat. Should I cut the butt to fit over the reel seat in a similar way, or is there a piece of trim I should use between the two? It seems like it would feel un-finished to just but the reel seat threads to the foam of the fighting butt. I've attached a photo of my grip and reel seat. Also if anyone has detailed photos of a fly rod with a permanently fixed fighting butt like this, could you please post them? Thanks. -Tyler