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In my old age I've discovered I need more leverage to haul in all those lunkers I catch (I wish;I'm just feeble)I have a Bass Pro Shops rod that has tapped end cap but when I tried a SAE 1/4-20 and a 1/4-28 neither would start.If it is a metric thread what size would it be?Thanks in advance!

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On 5/13/2022 at 9:41 AM, highwayman said:

In my old age I've discovered I need more leverage to haul in all those lunkers I catch (I wish;I'm just feeble)I have a Bass Pro Shops rod that has tapped end cap but when I tried a SAE 1/4-20 and a 1/4-28 neither would start.If it is a metric thread what size would it be?Thanks in advance!

I have one in the garage.  It's the 2004 baspro version.  It has 13 teeth to the inch, according to my thread gauge.  It looks like it's 1/4" diameter, but I don't have a tap or die to check it against.

I don't think just a threaded insert would have enough leverage to make a long butt extension work.  I think you'd probably wind upbreaking it out of the rod butt.

In the past, I've cut the butt end off, worked a 12" wood dowel down so it fit into the last four inches of the rod butt, epoxied it in, and then wrapped it with some grip tape I had from fixing golf clubs.  I don't know what's available now.

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Thanks for the input.I'll try a 6mm/1.00 bolt from the hardware store for fit.Ya, Mark just using the threaded butt end probably wouldn't be sturdy enough.I intend on using another section of handle,glue, and wrapping.Thanks again!

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I've finished it and hopefully will get a chance to try it out.There is a story that comes with it though.I hadn't gotten around to getting a 6mm test bolt from the hardware store.My wife asked me to change a leaking hose nozzle.When I was changing it ,I noticed it was made in China (what a surprise!) but the adjuster thread on the end of it looked like a 1/4"-6mm size and much to my surprise it worked in the tapped butt end.I used JB weld epoxy and JB weld regular because I used a washer,a dowl,the 6mm threaded rod,then wrapped with shrink rod grip.Keeping my fingers crossed on it holding up and getting out!

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