Butt indicator

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Re: Butt indicator

Post by MGs » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:19 pm

Agreed. Had it been easy to use, I would have had a go. As it is, I'll stick to dough bobbins or silver paper for the legering I do
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Re: Butt indicator

Post by Ljm183 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:26 pm

MGs wrote:I have had a bit of rod building ephemera in my collection for a while now. it arrived with some agate rings purchased from a forum member. Until now I had no idea what it was. That is until I saw a listing on the Bay. The item is question is similar to this.

I had no idea until I saw the listing that the thing was threaded and actually the fitting for a butt indicator (swing tip style).

I have some questions:
1. Has anyone used one and if so, what is the bite indication like?
2. Is it normally fitted between the reel and butt ring or butt ring and next ring?
3. Does it have any significant impact on casting?

Here ya go MGs


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