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    Cheap telescopic fishing poles should fit the bill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Eagle View Post
    Cheap telescopic fishing poles should fit the bill!
    Actually I have a old surf fishing rod with a long bottom section that looks about 3/4" round.

    Carl

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    Funniliy enough, I am in the middle fo doing this myself!
    I have made a pair of side rods, just to see how it would work, and now am in the process of making the long rod.

    I used carbon tube from these guys:-

    Carbonology.com

    For the side rods, the smallest diameter plain tube. This was the cheapest, just in case it didn't work. For the long rod I am using the 16.7mm OD plain tube, as that fits in with the aluminium bolt I am using for the end fittings!

    It is immensly satisfying to use kit that you have made yourself.

    Alex.

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    It is immensly satisfying to use kit that you have made yourself.
    Totally agree!And the building isn't that much of a challenge compared to making a riser or limbs. for example.

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    I made a longrod from a telescopic walking pole from 'GoOutdoors'. Mine was aluminium (or should that be Aluminum?) but they do carbon fibre ones as well I believe.

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffretired View Post
    Totally agree!And the building isn't that much of a challenge compared to making a riser or limbs. for example.
    I still would like to see or know why, (maybe there is justification) a few "well known name" stabilizers cost the incredible prices they charge.

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