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Bryan G

Converting a rod ?

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I expect to cop some flack over this but I love making gear from what I have lying around.

 

I have a 2 piece surf rod that I use rarely, set up for a spinning reel. I have now rolled it over to take a medium sized Abu bait caster. Had to replace the largest runner to suit the line feed from the Abu and all looks good.

 

I understand that there is an overlap of fiberglass that creates a rib during tha manufacture. I am guessing that that is lying along the top of the taper.

 

Have I weakened the rod and has anybody had any experience with breakages in a roll over like this ?

 

Bryan

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