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Will a ripped out hook holder compromise the strength of the rod? There is a hole in the rod where the hook holder was.

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  • Will a ripped out hook holder compromise the strength of the rod? There is a hole in the rod where the hook holder was.

    Will a ripped out hook holder compromise the strength of the rod? There is a hole in the rod where the hook holder was.

  • #2
    short answer no with a "if"
    long answer yes with a "but"

    unless you're putting serious stress on it, it should be fine, try not to make the hole worse, you might want to fill the hole with a bit of epoxy.

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    • #3
      No, you should be fine.

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      • #4
        What is the rod made of? Graphite, spun fiberglass, boron? Has the hole compromised the material?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by buckhunter View Post
          What is the rod made of? Graphite, spun fiberglass, boron? Has the hole compromised the material?
          Have no idea but it's a Berkely Lightening rod baitcaster.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
            short answer no with a "if"
            long answer yes with a "but"

            unless you're putting serious stress on it, it should be fine, try not to make the hole worse, you might want to fill the hole with a bit of epoxy.
            Haha. Do you consider catching up to a 40" pike or musky serious stress?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by small game sportsman View Post
              No, you should be fine.
              It was fine for a 23" pickeral, just don't want to see it break on 30" plus pike or musky. That would be a bad day.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
                short answer no with a "if"
                long answer yes with a "but"

                unless you're putting serious stress on it, it should be fine, try not to make the hole worse, you might want to fill the hole with a bit of epoxy.
                not on my 8ft poles ?(????)?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by small game sportsman View Post
                  No, you should be fine.
                  If you are not comfortable using it then it needs to be fixed. Having confidence in your equipment is just as important as anything else that goes into fishing.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
                    short answer no with a "if"
                    long answer yes with a "but"

                    unless you're putting serious stress on it, it should be fine, try not to make the hole worse, you might want to fill the hole with a bit of epoxy.
                    Well this is a 7' medium heavy, so I will probably replace it for my son and I will take it and put some epoxy in there. I am comfortable taking my chances.

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                    • #11
                      To put your answer into the real world with a far more serious answer. On 911 a plane was flown into the World Trade Center. The construction of the building was basically a tube. Once the tube was breached the result was historic. Simple physics. As Buckshott posted the proper glue might remedy this. +1 Buck

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                      • #12
                        Thanks everybody!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Buckshott00 View Post
                          short answer no with a "if"
                          long answer yes with a "but"

                          unless you're putting serious stress on it, it should be fine, try not to make the hole worse, you might want to fill the hole with a bit of epoxy.
                          you should be fine, even if it goes it will likely crack before it actually breaks, so you'll get some warning. Someday you might get a sound that signals "This is the last fish I should catch with this rod.

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