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Changing metal reel seat to graphite

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I picked up a really nice and barely used custom bait casting rod a few year ago that was paired wuth a mint Penn 930. It was wrapped by Sea Isle Freeport NY. It has marking BC72 so I assume it was built in 1972.  I haven't used it but I am giving it to my 9 year old grandaughter. It's a nice fluking rod for her, about 66"' in length, honey colored so I assume Lamiglass blank with cork fore grip and butt. The metal reel seat was loose. The blank was cut beneath the reel seat so I was able to seperate the 2 halves. I could easily re-epoxy the trigger style metal reel seat and keep it all original, but should I upgrade it with a graphite seat? If I should so graphite,  the inside diameter of the metal seat is 20mm, which reel seat should I go with? The wrapping is red underwarp with black on top. I'll post pictures when I get home tomorrow. Thanks!

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The rod measure 72" and I believe the BC72 refers to "Bait Casting 72 inch". The metal reel seat is 4-3/4" long and the inside diameter is 20mm. Would replacing the metal real seat with a similar size trigger style graphite seat be a worthwhile improvement?  

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5 hours ago, hobobob said:

Shouldn't have done that. Now you'll need to figure out how to reinforce the cut section before fitting a new reel seat. 

I would say seachunk did not cut the rod - it was built like this originally.

The lower butt is an extension that was joined to the blank by the reel seat.

Blank fitted into a 20mm OD dowel amd same for butt extension.

I'd re glue it and forgo the new graphite reel seat

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6 hours ago, ZAFisher said:

I would say seachunk did not cut the rod - it was built like this originally.

The lower butt is an extension that was joined to the blank by the reel seat.

Blank fitted into a 20mm OD dowel amd same for butt extension.

I'd re glue it and forgo the new graphite reel seat

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