How I did it (not pretty but doesn't have to be for me): when I realized the early Ugly Sticks were hollow - took a dowel rod, JB weld, cut the dowel to the length of the handle, gooped up the dowel rod with JB, put the handle together. While tacky, wound with cord line from my father's old "True Blue" bait caster, then used "Welder's Glue" painted on top of the cord to protect, strengthen and give the gloss look. Should handle minnow to marlin now.



Zebco Classic Buyer Guide For Best Years: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM
Rebuild Grandpa's Zebco 33: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 & Big Bass: https://youtu.be/vO50cwtkFUs
33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Best Baked Beans: https://youtu.be/O52P9IaFdSo
200 more movies: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/