'Simple' tuna cord or paracord wrap on rod bottom portion

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  1. jplee3

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    Hey guys,

    Wanted to get some advice on what to use to fill the bottom half of my deckhand rod from the reel down. I rewrapped the cork tape, then added some Xwrap for where I plan to seat the reel. Also added Winn overwrap above on the foregrip. The bottom feels 'naked' so I was thinking maybe some tuna cord or 550 paracord might be a nice finishing touch. I suppose I could putt more Winn grip but I think it would be cool to change it up, and also save the Winn grip for use on other rods too.

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    I saw a video too of a guy who installed tuna cord and drilled a hole through the rod to better lock the cord in place. I'd like to avoid doing that - I saw this video that looks like a pretty clean install. I don't need to do any fancy wraps or anything but if it's not that hard to do a more 'stable' type of wrap that has better grip, I'm all ears.
     
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    I would just leave it cork tape.
     
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    la vida Now I love our Prezzz!!!

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    Please dont drill a hole in you rod.
    No need to do that its very easy to do the cord and lock in in tight.
    Practice on something first you may need a hand to pull the locking line though.
     
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    If the rod don’t feel balance and sorta tip heavy then if it’s me I’ll wrap a cord on the bottom.
     
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    Take a flat weight and put in the butt cap and glue it in.
     
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    Practice on a pool stick.
     
  7. finsane

    finsane I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Put the Wynn on the bottom and go fish
     
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    Haven’t had good luck with paracord.
     

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