Thnx for the reply, I tried that one as well as the older version with the shorter plate. Unfortunately, they dont fit properly around the size 26 reel seat. The screw holes on those add on seats only line up witht reel on a 22 or 24 size. The rod is a Vega Intimidator that when Luis built it, he put a size 26 thread adjustable reel seat on the rod. I cut that seat off to find he built up the area for the reel seat using fiberglass mat. I am trying to avoid having to sand off all of that fiberglass to accommodate a 22 or 24 reel seat. I dont have a rod lathe and trying to sand it down with the chuck in a drill doesnt cut it. I do thank you for the response.
I have tried to reach him; unsucessful so far but havent given up. I did inquire about price just for a new butt section last year, but never heard back. I am too far in to it now since I have the old seat off and will somehow get this sanded down to take take a 24. BTW, I have the old plastic trigger too, I just really want the trigger permanently mounted on the reel seat.
I will ask about the butt and tip if I can ever get a hold of him.
Garbo, thnx for that. I did find a 26mm id trigger reel seat made by Abu Garcia. A rod builder on another site had one he got in the UK several years ago and never used. It is on the way. I may not have to take all of that fiberglass off after all. Again, I appreciate you input and follow up. PS I am not putting cork on the butt, I am just going to use xflock under a hypalon grip below the trigger reel seat and hypalon grip above the seat and save most of Luis' thread work.
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