catmaxx eye repair?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by BassMassey, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    while fishing yesterday afternoon i realized one of the eyes on my catmaxx rod was missing the ring. Whats the best way to go about repairing it? should i contact BPS? is it easy enough to do myself? I have 5 catmaxx rods and this is the first time i've had this happen. I'm not upset about the quality of the rod....it's a couple of years old i've gotten a lot of use out of it to say the least.......any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    If you still have the insert they are easily popped back in with a pair of pliers. I bought two of the new models this year and have had inserts pop out of both of them already. Seems to me the they need to do a little work on upgrading the eyes on these rods.
     

  3. crab

    crab New Member

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    I had that happen to me and I just used epoxy and havent had any problems since. Its not hard to repair yourself,a buddy of mine used supper glue on his and has had no more problems either. They are a very nice rod for the price. I would just make sure I didnt get any glue or epoxy inside the eye or it may fray or cut your line. I would pop the insert back in then put the epoxy/glue around the insert hole and insert to make sure its bonded together. If you use epoxy make sure it is the clear kind so it dosnt affect the good looks of the rod!:wink:
     
  4. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    I agree. a fast easy fix that will last for years. I fixed a few rod eyes with it years back for a friend and he still uses those rods and hasn't had any trouble with them since.
     
  5. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    well that's the problem, I don't have the ring that popped out. I wonder if i could contact BPS and have them ship me one??
     
  6. Crucial

    Crucial New Member

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    Guides losing their rings are a common thing... I'd call BPS and just see what they tell you (squeeky wheel get's the grease) .. they may send you a new guide (my guess) since the rod is a couple years old...

    Wrapping one is no problem, making the wraps pretty can be tricky.. but we're catfishermen right :wink: who need's pretty haha....

    Here, follow this link... you'll find some video links. Windows on the left, Mac on the right... 5th one down (Wrapping Guides) will show you how to do it easy.
    http://shop.mudhole.com/Rod-Building-101#