IFish Fishing Forum banner

Fuji speed stick rod

683 Views 6 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  Halle the Hound
3
Hi everyone,

I鈥檓 new to this whole forum thing and have been searching for an answer to a question I have..

I purchased a used Lews Fuji Speed Stick casting pistol grip rod handle off eBay for cheap but I cannot seem to find a stand alone rod to go along with it. Are there any companies that sell after market rod sections for that handle or am I stuck searching ebay for eternity?
Attached are images of handle in questions
Pliers Gesture Wood Electrical wiring Hand tool
Door Mirror Dead bolt Fixture Gesture

Office supplies Material property Rim Tints and shades Writing implement
See less See more
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Can you clarify, are you looking for a blank to build your own rod using the handle along with other components (guides, a bushing, thread etc?) Depending on the specifications for the blank you want, it should be pretty easy to find the components. If you鈥檙e looking for a completed/built rod that fits that handle, you鈥檙e probably out of luck since that style is handle looks like it needs to be epoxied to a bushing at the base of the blank.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
Can you clarify, are you looking for a blank to build your own rod using the handle along with other components (guides, a bushing, thread etc?) Depending on the specifications for the blank you want, it should be pretty easy to find the components. If you鈥檙e looking for a completed/built rod that fits that handle, you鈥檙e probably out of luck since that style is handle looks like it needs to be epoxied to a bushing at the base of the blank.
thanks for the speedy reply! I was looking for a built rodto just slide in but if that鈥檚 not doable ive always wanted to try my hand at building a rod.
There鈥檚 a sub-forum here that can probably help get your started down the rabbit hole. Enjoy!

  • Like
Reactions: 1
Had a few rods with those grips back in the 1970s . Was hot bass gear at the time . Unless you are wanting a retro bass outfit do your self a favor and build a more modern rod . If you have good tinkering skills a blank bushing could be cut down to fit the handle opening . There was a single o ring on the bushing for friction fit that went into the handle and the blank was glued to the bushing so you could change out handles , there were several different types / lengths . Keep in mind the blanks were larger diameter before the graphite revolution . Then you would need to find a Lew's / Shimano speed spool BB-1 or BB-2 reel to finish out the retro outfit . Good luck in your endeavor . WR
  • Like
Reactions: 1
I used to have a couple of rods like that a long time ago. All the old speed sticks had handles that came off like that (both spinning and casting rods). At the time they were pretty awesome. I loved the parabolic action of the rods but they were lost when I moved to Oregon 25 years ago :(
Best garage sale deal ever! I picked up a like new 1500 C Ambassaduer on a Lew's Speed Stick rod for $25. I immediately sold the reel for $150 and gave the rod to a friend, who is a bass nut, to hang on his wall.
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top