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#1 badboy6070bce



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:05 AM

Hi people.
Chris Carlins taper, I will post pics soon.

I have almost finished my 7042 7ft #4 swelled
butt cane rod and its caught 4 carp 4 to 6 lb.
What a fantastic rod, using #6 wf.
Easily cast 45 ft roll cast and 70ft straight cast.

This was so easy to plane down

I would like to make this as an 8 ft or 8.5ft
Is this possible without altering the characteristics of
this great rod???

Thanks for the help

Chris from Yorkshire U.K.

#2 phg

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:14 PM


#3 Tim Anderson

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (phg @ Sep 8 2013, 12:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I agree.


#4 Canewrap

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:03 AM

I'm withdrawing my suggestion. Do as Harry suggests.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:31 AM

Using Hexrod you should be able to convert the taper to eight feet and have it remain quite similar in feel to the original. I have done so many, many times and would be happy to help if you contact me offline.

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#6 phg

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:00 AM

Sorry, I was being a wise***.

The simple fact is, though, if you change any aspect of the geometry of a rod, you change the characteristics. That's the physics of rod building.

That said, if you work with Harry, he can help you design a rod, to your specifications, that will have similar casting characteristics. I will NOT be the same, but you might actually like it better....

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