alan tani @ fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Longer international and Tiagra handles?
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« on: July 15, 2018, 06:41:17 AM »

 Hey yíall, Iím Adam, Iíve background crept posts on the forum for a few years and recently joined, this will be my first post. Looking for some advice and help where a part would be, if it even exists.

 Down to the nitty-grittyÖI do a lot of land based sharking and Iíve got an army of different brands I like to use. One of them is an international 80 VSWS and another is a Tiagra 130.  Both very capable realĎs, both have caught me some decent fish. Problem is every time I use them I end up with the forearm cramp from Hell because of how short the handles are. I donít even take my international out anymore itís so uncomfortable, I even almost sold it last week. Does anybody make or sell an extended length handle appropriate for either of these models or know a company that does? Iíve emailed a couple sites trying to find out their product lengths but I canít seem to get a reply. The stock handle on the Tiagra 130 is 4 5/8Ē.  By far the worst offender, the stock handle on the 80 VSW is at most only 4 1/4Ē. Iíd like to find something more along the lines of my Avetís 80w handle at 5 1/4Ē.  Itís not much but that extra inch is significantly more comfortable.  Theoretically I could sell my other myriad brands and just outfit with Avets but Iím attached to what Iíve got.

Thanks yíall, appreciate any advice or replies

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 07:22:37 AM »

First Welcome, Tiburon makes after market handles for those reels, those might be worth a look. Randy-vintage offshore tackle works with them on frame projects, you might be able to help you out with those. He might have something else that could work too.

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