Fishing Rod repair-replace?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Snagged2, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    I was recently on a Flathead trip having pretty good luck for this time of year,,,
    but, on one fish I was reeling in, I noticed when I got it in, that My Rod had broken,,, about 4" off the tip,,, I don't recall doing anything weird, but, it was broke,,
    When I got home, I cleaned up the rod tip at the break, and removed the original tip from the broken piece and re-attached it... so, My 7' rod is now a bit shorter..but, functional..

    What do you folks do, repair, replace, put it in the corner???

    Just wondering,,
     
  2. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Repairing is always what I will do if that is an option.
     

  3. FISHSKINNER

    FISHSKINNER Member

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  4. billyum2

    billyum2 New Member

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    Yep i,d repair if possible
     
  5. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Cry, then most likely try to repair it.
     
  6. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    I repair most of the time if I can but when I can't I cut all the guides off the rod before discarding it and save them for future use.
     
  7. centexcop

    centexcop Well-Known Member

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    lather-rinse-repeat. oops, wrong question... definitely repair
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    My first choice would be to repair. If I have no tip action left after the brake, to my satisfaction, then I will give it to someone wanting to learn to catfish.
     
  9. BIG_D

    BIG_D New Member

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    yep i agree with John i cry first thean repair if i can:sad2:
     
  10. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Thanks for the posts,,,

    Now,,,, Another question,,,,,,

    If you've got to repair guides,,

    What's the best way to attach them ?????
     
  11. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Wrap them Bro with thread ( nylon )#A -underwraps,# D -for overwraps

    The pics should let you see how its done.Little tricky getting the thread started. Good Luck:wink:
     

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  12. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Thanks,, that looks like an excellent result,,WOW

    I did one long ago, and it looks like I glued some kind of Bug to the rod :eek:oooh:


    The pictures are creating a lot more questions than they are answering....:smile2:

    Looks like there's some kind of Jig,,, and obviously a very nice systematic procedure...

    Tried serving a bowstring one time,,,,,,yea,,,,mmm,,,,,, the Bug thing...
     
  13. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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  14. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    always try to repair if that doesnt work then it goes in the corner for possible parts later
     
  15. fr8dog

    fr8dog New Member

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    I always try to repair a busted rod. First thing I look at is how the break affects the action. 4" off a fast action is a lot more than 4 off a medium or slow action.

    Put a tip on it and see if it is what you want. If not, see how the rod bends, and then is there a way to reposition the guides to get an action you can live with. I've rebuilt busted fast actions and turned them into decent mediums just by pulling the guides, and re-wrapping.
     
  16. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    You can reposition the guides true. But

    Fixing a busted fast action blank will never turn it into a med (action ) even if you pulled the guide and backed them up you would end up with a x-fast blank or a broom stick as you cut back.

    Blank Action and Blank Power are 2 separate fish's

    Blank Action is identified by the portion of the blanks that flex's/bends. as described.

    X-Fast : upper 20% flex's.
    Fast : upper 30% flex's.
    Med-Fast : upper 35% flex's.
    Mod-Fast : upper 40% flex's.
    Moderate : Middle flex point.
    Slow : Flex progressive from the tip to the butt.

    The more you take off the tip the tighter the blank gets ,thus giving you faster action and more power.

    Blanks are rated for power on a numerical basis.A power of "0" being the lightest and "9" the heaviest.
    Blank " Power " is how much pressure it takes to deflect a Blank.
    The higher the number the stiffer the blank.

    Power, Power description,
    UL -- Ultra Light
    L -- Light
    ML -- Medium-light
    M -- Medium
    MH -- Medium-Heavy
    H -- Heavy
    XH -- Extra-Heavy
    XXH -- Extra Extra -Heavy Etc...

    I hope this helps to explain that when a blank is made they all have different tapers/cuts of different materials which gives it the action and power desired. cutting the tip only stiffens the blank:wink:
     
  17. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    The more I learn, the further behind I feel :roll_eyes:

    I'm enjoying the heck out of all this!!
     
  18. Cuda

    Cuda Active Member

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    I have broken tips and guides and fixed them. I try to fix as much as I can on my favorite rods. Then replace them if they can not be fixed. But save the good parts so I can use them to repair broken one. In a pinch after wrapping a guide I have used super glue to coat the wrap to seal it so I can go fishing.
     
  19. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    :big_smile::smile2::smile2::smile2: We all learn something everyday if we think about it. :wink:I do at least, at work or home; something will pop-up and I will try to figure it out. don't feel behind Bro, feel good..Bro Feel GOOD:smile2::smile2:
     
  20. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Hey Kenny,
    I definitely am ,,,:smile2:

    Ordered a catalog,, looking forward to getting that and seeing what happens from there!!!