Never done a removable fighting butt before. 8wt. H&H IM6 blank with a Pac Bay A8 reel seat with removable butt. The piece of the fighting butt that fits into the seat has about a 1/4" wider mount that fits the width of the reel seat, and about a 1/2" long, narrower extension on top of that to go inside the seat. Every book I've seen shows the 1/2" extension glued inside the actual blank, but this doesn't fit into my blank. Is this normal with one of these kits, or do I need to return the fighting butt/rod blank and get one that fits? I question how sturdy a fighting butt is epoxied only on the 1/4" part that fits snug with the reel seat...

Any suggestions for me?

Thanks in advance!

[This message has been edited by ameyers41 (edited 10 March 2006).]