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: Fighting Butts

11-20-2005, 10:34 PM
Quick Question!!

Are there still rods being sold ( new models) with 'Fighting Butts'. that are not permanent? :confused:

What is your preference? With or without when casting??? Lenght ?
oops.... excuse the mess, guys! :confused:


11-21-2005, 04:29 AM
Dear QS

R.B. Meiser Rods (one of our sponsors) produces a number of "Switch Rods" that have removable fighting butts. Although I have not had the pleasure of casting one of Bob's rods, a quick reference check will reveal that he is a trusted "go to guy" when it comes to rod building.

I have spoken to Bob over the phone and he is eager to share his wealth of information. A great listener also!

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11-21-2005, 11:30 PM
Hi Dave,
Thanks for the reference........... I checked it out!!

I attend a few fly fishing shows each year and see rods everywhere,,,,,,,,, Being busy with my business and must adnit, never took time to stop by and chat about rods.
They all seemed to have the fighting butt permanent ( goodness my english!! Never sure what I write is okay!!)

I often wondered..but, should have asked, though :confused: )

Are they now making all rods and fishing 'easy?''

With my old rods , sometimes I have to back up on the beach and wonder ........Man!! What the hell did I do with it!!! :Eyecrazy:
It's all part of fishing, no'??!! :roll:

I also like the 'balance' on my old rods without the fighting butt.... (I just think it's much better!!)

Tight Lines,


Old Fashion Angler :)

11-23-2005, 10:25 AM
Hey Ann,

If you need a new Salmon rod with a detachable fighting butt I could build one for you. That way you would get exactly what you want and save some money at the same time.

Let me know.


11-27-2005, 08:49 AM
Morning Charlie,

How nice !! :)

We'll chat at the fly shows in January..
Looking forward to see you guys again..

Thanks friend,


11-28-2005, 09:45 AM

I've always been on a search for the removable fighting butts, especially on 7 wts. I currently have a Scottish Daiwa Lochmor Z 11' 3" - 7 wt. UK style reservoir and boat rod, on loan from a friend and that series of rod came with either a standard fighting butt or a 5" extension handle to turn it into a mini-two-hander. Unfortunately, the reel seat is the wood insert type so the stress of the 5" handle causes the glue to separate between the wood and the aluminum in the reel seat. No biggie to glue back but a pain nevertheless. These rods are no longer made and I don't know if the new version has the removable feature. Very nice rods though.

If you have Charlie make a rod for you and it's 10' or more, consider the option of also having an extension handle -- on an all-metal reel seat of course. :) A great fatigue reliever on a long day of fishing. I'm pretty sure Strubel has an extension handle version.

G Ritchie
11-28-2005, 01:46 PM
It may be worth looking at the new Ian Gordon single handed rods, they come with a removable extention handle.