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Butts too long

Postby pazz » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:11 pm

I have an overhead Ugly Stick that is too long in the butt as well as having an end cap that does not fit very well in my rod holder setup.
I am considering cutting the end off the rod and putting a flush cap.
Is it as easy as taking a hacksaw too it?
Any guidance much appreciated.
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Re: Butts too long

Postby simons rat » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:17 pm

I cut the butt off one of mine. I then sanded down the cork and put a rubber cap over it.

Worked well,

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Re: Butts too long

Postby Dodge » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:33 pm

pazz wrote:Is it as easy as taking a hacksaw too it?

yes done about 3 rods of my own, but suggest you do a light surface cut all around the glass initially, before cutting all the way thru, reckon it saves risk of splintering.
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Re: Butts too long

Postby sid_fishes » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:23 am

a 4 inch grinder and a thin cut-off wheel, dont rush it .
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Re: Butts too long

Postby pazz » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:37 am

Thanks guys.
Will attack this weekend as it looks like we have a bit of wet stuff coming.
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Re: Butts too long

Postby pavo » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:35 pm

I've got a dremal tool with a diamond tip cutting disk you can borrow Steve.
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