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Old 02-08-2002, 12:45 PM
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Using woven fiberglass to strengthen butt end of blank?

Ready to glue up my reel seat (w/ detachable fighting butt) & grip tonight. Yes, the long-running saga of my detachable butt is about to conclude.

In the interest of truly driving myself crazy, I reread the section in Skip Morris'book, "The Custom Graphite Fly Rod", regarding strengthening the exposed blank when using detachable fighting butts. Morris recommends wrapping the bottom 1/2" of the blank w/ a strand of fibreglass taken from a woven sheet, then epoxying it in place. Given that I'm currently fixating on my exposed blank tucked up in the reel seat, I'm considering doing this. Anyone try this and/or have thoughts?
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