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Old 09-10-2007, 05:06 PM
justinwoods justinwoods is offline
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Default Shorten a Surf Rod?

This may be a strange idea, but since I got a new surf rod this year I have an old Surf rod that I ont use anymore and was curious if I could cut it down and make a Boat pole out of it (5.5-6.5ft). It is a 9ft 2 piece now, and I would like to make it around 6 depending on how the guides layout. I was thinking I could just epoxy the two pieces together to make it a one piece and add a new tip...can this be done?

The rod did not cost much and is not used, so there is nothing to loose here...just want your thoughts on how to and useability of the road afterwards.

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Old 09-10-2007, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: Shorten a Surf Rod?

Second thought as I sit here...maybe I could shorten it from the botton, keeping my guides in place...just take of the handle, and cut from the bottom? Any thoughts?
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: Shorten a Surf Rod?

i can be done,if ya cut 3 feet from the bottom,remove the biggest guide,epoxy a reel seat in place ,before u glue the 2 peices together! some cork tape, ya done.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Shorten a Surf Rod?

sounds easy enough...i may give it a try...thanks.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Shorten a Surf Rod?

make sure you cut the blank with something that will heat the fibers, such as a dremel
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: Shorten a Surf Rod?

for why do you want to heat the "fibers"?
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