So, I was thinking of modifying a cheap little Martin single-hander graphite into a mini two-hander spey rod for my daughter. I was able to take off the bottom cap of the reel seat to expose the graphite blank inside. I'm thinking of inserting an oak dowel rod into the inside of the blank that will extend down far enough to glue/form a cork butt grip to. Do you think this will be strong enough for a good fight with a steelhead? Should I use weldwood or should I look at some sort of marine epoxy? Any ideas would be appreciated!