The Bimini King bent butt

I get asked about the bent butt seen in some big game rods.

A lot of the vintage rods in the 130 pound class show this particular butt.

New rods also may be equipped a  with bent butt, if the angler wants it.

The purpose of these butt is supposed to give the angler more pulling power.

In the Bimini King case, the butt is made of laminated 1/4 ” strips of hickory and shaped to form.

The angle of the curve varies in many case they are about 35 degrees and more. So there is a range of angles to be applied to the butt.

I am showing how I make the bent butt.

Bimini King bent butt

Steps taken to make a custom bent butt for a Bimini King rod
Steps taken in making a Bimini King rod bent butt