New Fuji Reel Foregrip!

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zodiak311
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New Fuji Reel Foregrip!

Post by zodiak311 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:51 am

Finally! The one thing that has always bugged me with some rods is the abrasive texture of the front reel nut on the Fuji reels seats. Seems that they now have a solution to this.

http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building/Gra ... Components

Has anyone used these, any thoughts or opinions? Thanks!

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Re: New Fuji Reel Foregrip!

Post by toddmc » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:13 am

You should be using the KDPS foregrip. Look that up on mudhole. It covers the threads. The locknut on your link may or may not cover all of the threads.

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Re: New Fuji Reel Foregrip!

Post by jimmyb » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:48 am

part of my normal build is to eliminate as much exposed thread as possible. This means cutting down the threads and gluing the thread portion of the seat correctly to where the hood is fully tightened with the reel that i intend to mount on my rod.

I want to make rods lighter weight, not add things to cover up threads :)

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Re: New Fuji Reel Foregrip!

Post by toddmc » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:59 am

jimmyb wrote:part of my normal build is to eliminate as much exposed thread as possible. This means cutting down the threads and gluing the thread portion of the seat correctly to where the hood is fully tightened with the reel that i intend to mount on my rod.

I want to make rods lighter weight, not add things to cover up threads :)
This works well also. I would suggest to anyone in the market for a custom rod that they handle a few rods with smaller diameter and larger diameter foregrips to find what they like best. If you like the smaller size, you certainly don't need to put on a KDPS. Just cut the threads so that they aren't exposed when you have your reel on the seat.

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Re: New Fuji Reel Foregrip!

Post by Angler JO » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:54 am

A graphite thread cover is a nice, small diameter alternative and can include good looking trim and cap rings to dress things up without adding weight.

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Re: New Fuji Reel Foregrip!

Post by drift123 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:17 pm

jimmyb wrote:part of my normal build is to eliminate as much exposed thread as possible. This means cutting down the threads and gluing the thread portion of the seat correctly to where the hood is fully tightened with the reel that i intend to mount on my rod.

I want to make rods lighter weight, not add things to cover up threads :)
Another great tip!

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