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ive found an old sea rod of mine,Its a penn extreme M, seems quite a stiff rod,
id like to know, which fishing this rod is for.

i think maybe the M MEANS MATCH, but not sure, seems to feel more like a brush pole,
Anyhow id like to refurbish thius rod, new paint, eyes and thread and varnish, have any of you done this yourself, maybe help me out,
tell me where to start my project,

do i need to rub down the blank when the eyes are off, and what materials il need for a complete refurbish and finish

thanx

the rod is extreme tm M model no ext 125m length 12.5 ft casting 4-8 oz thanx
 

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1st post ,
ive found an old sea rod of mine,Its a penn extreme M, seems quite a stiff rod,
id like to know, which fishing this rod is for.

i think maybe the M MEANS MATCH, but not sure, seems to feel more like a brush pole,
Anyhow id like to refurbish thius rod, new paint, eyes and thread and varnish, have any of you done this yourself, maybe help me out,
tell me where to start my project,

do i need to rub down the blank when the eyes are off, and what materials il need for a complete refurbish and finish

thanx

the rod is extreme tm M model no ext 125m length 12.5 ft casting 4-8 oz thanx
Hi Jacabite

Welcome to the forum.

I would hazard a guess that the M stands for Multiplier (as opposed to Fixed Spool use).

Take a look at the following links for rod building:

http://www.hopkinsholloway.co.uk/tutorial_rod_building.php
http://www.harrisonrods.co.uk/tying.htm
http://www.flexcoat.com/wraph2.html
http://www.guidesnblanks.com/
http://www.fishingnoosa.com.au/rodrep.htm

You could contact Gary or David Caulfield at Penn (they post here pretty regularly) and send a PM (Private Message) if you need info on the actual rod history itself or perhaps the size of the rings, etc. They will tell you whether this is a Rough Ground rod, etc.

Penn Fishing Tackle Europe 4 Cartside Avenue Inchinnan Business Park Renfrewshire PA4 9RX Tel. 0141 814 6565 Fax. 0141 814 6560 email. [email protected] or [email protected] web. www.pennfishing.com, www.pennreels.com Gary Caulfield

It's quite easy. Just take your time. I used Gibbs One Coat 2 part Epoxy to coat the whippings when I reringed an old spinning rod. Get proper whipping thread from a Tackle Shop to do the job.

Make up an old cardboard box and cut a 'V' notch in two opposite sides and rest the rod in these. When you do the epoxy coating, you must keep turning the rod every few minutes until it is sufficiently dry to stop runs, etc. Do it in a dust free atmosphere.

Others will be able to advise you on repainting the rod. Be careful when removing the old coating/whippings/glue, etc. that you do not damage the rod itself. Be gentle when you use wet & dry abrasive to smooth it down before doing the rebuild.

Good luck

Steinbeisser
 

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Tools: you will need a Stanley-type knife and fresh blades, some wet & dry abrasive paper sheets from 180-400 mesh, hot & cold running water, blank finish (I use urethane resin, moisture-curing), a two-part epoxy rod finishing system (gibbs or flexcoat, other finishes are short of plasticising additives), some mixing pots, some brushes (I use decorators fitches), some decent thread, colours various, some spare time, some dexterity, and patience.
Strip the blank, you can use a heatgun for wallpaper, but don't overheat as resins can be sensitive, use a stanley knife if unsure. Rub down the blank with the wet & dry used wet, with a drop of washing-up liquid as wetting agent. go down through the mesh sizes, getting finer as you go until you reach 360 or 400. Wash the blank thoroughly, rinsing with hot water, then dry it with a fresh towel. Now apply the blank finish, and allow to set. Now space the ringset, whip the rings on, and use the two-part epoxy to finish. Easy!!
Think so?
Perhaps leave it to the professionals!

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thanx for the help, im going to try a complete refurbish,

so il take pictures of before during and after, not this weekend though im off fishing with the wife and two sons,
once again thanx

kyle
 
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