rod repair

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by golfman44, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    I'm wondering how much a basic rod tip repair is? The tip isn't completely severed, but its clearly cracked and I'm pretty sure if I threw one more cast it would fly off.

    My rod was only $100 and its a 4 piece so I can't imagine a new tip from the shop being more than about $25. Are there any repair shops that would do it for less than this or should I just go ahead and buy a new tip? I live in Kirkland to get an idea of what "local" means.

    Thanks guys
  2. Hem Member

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    If the damage is right at the end,you could fix it yourself for the price of a new line guide,....just makes your rod a tad shorter.Sounds like this could be the result of an in-air collision with a bulky fly.
  3. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Interesting idea. I'll look into that.

    It broke when I was trying to land a steelhead and pulled back too hard on it like a complete idiot (13ft rod)
  4. Scudley Do Right Member

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    Greg's in Lake Stevens is the only place I can think of. Can you post a pic of the damage?
  5. Rob Allen Active Member

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    some might disagree with me but a broken tip cannot be satisfactorily fixed. other sections there is some possibility but a tip you pretty much need a new part.
  6. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    If it is broken right at the bottom of the tip guide, you might be able to use the same guide again. Lightly file down the end of broken area to make it flat like a new blank and install the top guide again.
    Super simple. This should help. Lots of other videos on this subject on YouTube as well.

    SF
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  7. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Hmm that is an interesting video. I'm gonna see how much a new tip section is and then probably try something like that. If it doesn't work I'll just buy a new one
  8. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    I've paid as little as $2.00 for a new tip guide for my gear rods.
    SF
  9. Steve Unwin Active Member

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    My dad got a tip-top at Puget Sound Fly Co. for under $5. They actually sent him home with 2 different tips to make sure one of them fit.
  10. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Got a new one sent to me from manufacturer for free. I just have to ship the broken one back to him. Ty for the help anyways guys
  11. Kaiserman content

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    Don't be too hard on yourself. That has happened to me twice, both times landing steelies, in the same place on the rod.

    Of course, saying that doesn't exempt me from being an idiot either I guess. :confused: :p
  12. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I've repaired many rod tips the way it is shown in the video. A simple thing to do. Hell, if I can do it anybody can. I thought that everybody carried with them that repair glue. You never know when the rod tip demon is going to show.
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  13. PT Physhicist

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    I've been fishing a 698 XP for a few years that used to be a 6101.
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  14. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Last weekend I turned my 697 XP into a 687 :(.
    Sage said they could fix it. Sure hope so.
  15. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I had a St Croix 9'6" 8wt that is now a 9'4" 8wt. It still casts a country mile.
  16. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Old man i thought you had nothing more than 4wts!
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  17. Christian Brewer Super Slacker

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    The last time I broke a tip on a non-warranty rod, I took the tip section to Ted's in Lynnwood. They had a bunch of different sized tips so they were able to help me get the right one. It was a couple of bucks.

    Greg's in Lake Stevens can hook you up too...Great folks there!

    Good luck,
    Christian