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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-24-2016, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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rear handle length?

hey all,
I'm converting another sh to dh rod. its a 9' 6 wt. what length rear grip do you think would be good? my last one (9' 5wt.) had a 3" grip on it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-25-2016, 04:29 AM
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3 or 3.5" seems the usable minimum. I'm sitting on a 9' 6 wt blank I'm thinking of making into a microspey, and the plans I've got in my head for it are a 3.5" bottom handle and a 10" upper handle.

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Ive gone as short as 2.25" but those 9' rods are ment to be casted overhead and two handed so it was a good compromise for me.

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where do you guys get the butt section? Thanks.
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you can get the rear grip at most any fly rod building supply shop.
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