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#11741451 - 07/25/16 02:48 PM Can a rod handle be shortened?
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Is it easy/normal to shorten a rod handle by an inch or 2?
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#11742487 - 07/26/16 07:20 AM Re: Can a rod handle be shortened? [Re: Rhino68W]
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That would depend on what type of handle you have, but could be possible. I would really need to see the rod, so give me a call.
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#11742809 - 07/26/16 10:16 AM Re: Can a rod handle be shortened? [Re: Rhino68W]
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They're all split grip handles. I fish from a kayak in the seated position and the rod handle I use for pitching likes to catch on my clothes. It's a basic 6'9" MH Abu Vengeance rod from a rod/reel combo. Not a fancy rod.


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#11742821 - 07/26/16 10:21 AM Re: Can a rod handle be shortened? [Re: Rhino68W]
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Sounds easy enough, how many do you want to shorten and are they cork or foam? The butt piece would have to be completely replaced. I have a few cork and foam butt pieces in stock.
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#11742873 - 07/26/16 10:41 AM Re: Can a rod handle be shortened? [Re: Rod Fixer]
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Just one, and it has foam pieces. I want to take 1-1/2" off of it.
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#11743482 - 07/26/16 04:27 PM Re: Can a rod handle be shortened? [Re: Rhino68W]
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