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Old 11-07-2009, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a 5'6" casting rod with a medium rating and want to stiffen the tip to heavy or extra heavy. how would you go about it?
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buy a different rod.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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cant find one that feels right, i have tried for a year to find one. the one i have is good in the back half but the tip is to soft
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, you have to get a new one. might try a longer rod too.
you could always duct tape a metal rod on the back of it. hahaha. redneck style.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i have a 5'6" casting rod with a medium rating and want to stiffen the tip to heavy or extra heavy. how would you go about it?
The blank determines that and there is no way to stiffen it. You could consider buying a longer rod that is the correct action (from the tip down) and cut it down (from the butt section) and place a new reel seat/handle on it.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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buy the correct blank or as the other post said, buy a longer rod and cut it down. if you buy the blank you want and just make the rod. its not hard to make the rod at all. i have made all of my rods. pm me if you need help.
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i have a 5'6" casting rod with a medium rating and want to stiffen the tip to heavy or extra heavy. how would you go about it?
I'd cut one to three inches off the tip and replace the tip guide. You may have to re-position some of the guides.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hobie nailed it. If you can afford to lose up to 3 inches (hopefully down to the first guide) that would be the easiest way to stiffen the rod. I'd start out just cutting off an inch at a time and testing it as once you cut it down there is no going back. You may even get lucky and still be able to use the tip top guide if the blank doesn't get too big to quickly. My favorite rod is one that broke 7 inches off and now is WAY more sensitive. (sorry, this post kinda sounds a little perverted )
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Hobie nailed it. If you can afford to lose up to 3 inches (hopefully down to the first guide) that would be the easiest way to stiffen the rod. I'd start out just cutting off an inch at a time and testing it as once you cut it down there is no going back. You may even get lucky and still be able to use the tip top guide if the blank doesn't get too big to quickly. My favorite rod is one that broke 7 inches off and now is WAY more sensitive. (sorry, this post kinda sounds a little perverted )
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