hello countrymen Have a bvk 8 Wt .. love the rod ... hate the reel seat . Normally I would just cut the reel seat off and replace it But It's recessed into the cork , which means to me a little tricky I could cut it off . Put the new seat on and match it up with a cork ring or two Or I could just cut off the entire handle . And replace it using a graphite insert into the black and handle . Epoxy it I'm just not 100% on this. Any thoughts ?