BIG butt caps?

AWilliams

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Anyone got a source for larger size bulb rubber butt caps? I need like a 34 or 35mm. Biggest I can find is 32mm. No crutch style. Those fit in no rod holder ever made. Thanks
 

dalurker

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I can totally relate! those damn "Daisy Butt Caps" (Crutch Feet Covers) are a major PITA!
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i've never heard of anything cap larger than a 32 (1-1/4"), and Daisy was the only one making 'em!

what i do is build "Up To" the cap. the cap goes directly on the blank itself.
if you want to hide the joint, i use shrink wrap to nicely end the wrap whether corktape of seine cord.

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These butt caps are also known as "Gimbel Covers" depending on who you talk to.
the one pictured is an LBC 30B from Batson. the 30 is the largest they make.

anything larger than a 30 probably won't fit a rocket launcher anyhow.

you can find it here:
2021 Batson Catalog. see page 177

can't imagine a blank with a butt section that large, unless...
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maybe these?
Flyshop 1-3/8" 35mm Chair Leg Caps Furniture Floor Protectors Round Non-Scratch Odourless Synthetic Rubber Legs Tips 8 Pack

once again, they prolly won't fit them launchers!
 
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    I’ve seen them at Savon Tackle. Look on Mudhole?
     
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    Biggest ive seen amd used has been a 32. Dont think ive ever had a rod blank need anything bigger than that.

    What blank are you trying to put it on?
     
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