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Old 04-13-2013, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: How to replace a cheap handle & Butt?

I did this once on an old Browning fly rod. I am not a rod builder and it wasn't too bad.

To remove the old one, I used an old pot and stuck the cork and butt in the boiling water for a few minutes. That loosened the epoxy enough to allow me to remove it.

I ordered cork and a reel seat from JStockard but there are lots of options out there. Mudhole, Hook & Hackle have rod building supplies. I'm sure some of the builders can give you other ideas. You might want to pick up a reamer to allow you to get the cork the right diameter for the blank to fit into.

I used 30 minute epoxy if I remember right.
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