1) Take an old blank section and epoxy it into the existing blank butt end. add a lower handle and beef up the wraps on the female sections to accommodate the expected new twisting and torque. This also comes with some slightly larger strippers (just my preference)
2) ad a lower handle and call it a day. neither are hard and don't take long.
This does NOT change the fact that you have a 9'6" rod, you now just have a 9'6" rod with a longer lower handle that allows you some great flexibility in casting style.
3) you could: strip down the whole rod, find a blank of similar diameter and properties and add a section into the butt, say 12" or so and build the rod over. I have also done this but in the end it has rarely been worth it. Doing this changes the rod dynamics and it rarely does in the end what you hoped for in the beginning to the degree in which you envisioned.
The search engine on this forum will lead to a ton of info on switch conversions.
2handedtrout.com also has a lot of info.
Steve Godshall (SPG) on this forum, [email protected] has done quite a few conversions and he can also build you lines to match the rod. One of my favorites is a Scott S3 that is my go-to rod for SR Cutts and Browns. Steve is a super nice guy and scary smart. Drop him an email and I'm sure he can answer your questions.
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