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On an auction site I find this older trolling gear.

It seems like rod makers have completely moved away from this design, but why was it adopted in the first place? Is there some advantage? It seems like the detach point just creates a weak spot.

Do ya think the reel seat will fit current Penn, Avet reels?


 

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On an auction site I find this older trolling gear.

It seems like rod makers have completely moved away from this design, but why was it adopted in the first place? Is there some advantage? It seems like the detach point just creates a weak spot.

Do ya think the reel seat will fit current Penn, Avet reels?

Yeah... they will. These are the original "unibutt" construction rods. The reel stays on the unibutt, and you only have the 1 piece E-Glass rod to deal with. I have one from my Dad in great shape, and it fits most LX and lower sized reels. I would not be surprised if the butt was made by Aftco, and the rod by one of the popular offshore blank manufacturers (Sabre, Fenwick, Etc.) of the time. In fact, the wrap and logo look a lot like Sabre. Great rods. -D

 

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Oh yeah... the reel attaches by the clamp bolts; which feed through that seat. You put wingnuts or acorn nuts on the other side. :cheers:
 
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