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I cracked the tip of my fly rod on a rock last year. I like the rod and don't want to replace it but do you recommend a patch jo

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  • I cracked the tip of my fly rod on a rock last year. I like the rod and don't want to replace it but do you recommend a patch jo

    I cracked the tip of my fly rod on a rock last year. I like the rod and don't want to replace it but do you recommend a patch job or should i just reinvest in a new rod?

  • #2
    First how far down is it cracked, if it is only a few inches, just cut it off there and add a new tip, you can get them from most sporting goods places, rember though you want a ring tip with no inner tip, or it wont cast as far. I own a nice St Croix and did the same thing, and I just found a shop near me and let the owner take care of me.

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    • #3
      I agree with Alex, but I've found that just re-tipping on a fly rod can, in some cases, mess up casting. Not so much with a spinning rod.

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      • #4
        Good point, that's why if you only crack it an inch or tow to put on a new tip, if its more than 4 inches, i say you should just get a new rod. I'm sorry if this doesn't help you but if you don't want to even bother wasting you're time and a few bucks, just get a new rod.

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        • #5
          I'd check on the warranty... many rods, even lower cost rods carry unconditional replacement guarantees.

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          • #6
            Yea, I go with what Deeter says anyways, he is the master of snapping nice gear, mentioning in is last article about the golden dorado, and i quote " we only snapped 2 rods." Deeter, if i snapped one i would lose the will to fish...

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            • #7
              You ever make you're choice??

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              • #8
                First I would check the warranty, you might just be able get a new one for free. Secondly I would call the company and see if you can just purchase a replacement top portion of the rod. If not you can score the the tip right below th break so there is a good spot to put on a new tip, however you are going to lose some sensitivity.

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                • #9
                  Depends how bad. If you feel like you need a new rod go ahead. But first I would try to fix it. Try it out to see if it can hold weigh after you get it patched up.

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                  • #10
                    Depending on the rod, you can call ghe manufacturer or use an all-purpose glue to re-fix the rod-tip. I had a similar problem, but my guide was simply unglued, so I reattached the rod tip with E-6000, and the rod tip now guides just fine.

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                    • #11
                      you can have it repaired at a shop or depending how far down it was you may need to purchase a new rod because it will severley affect the action of your rod!!!

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                      • #12
                        if you got your rod from L.L. Beans you can send it back in and they will fix it

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                        • #13
                          Depends if your action is too stiff now..Ive done this to a couple rods and just ended up having a stiff action instead of a medium to light action..but it definetly gives you a reason to buy a new rod!!!

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                          • #14
                            Depending on the manufacturer, you may have a lifetime no-questions warranty that provides replacement.

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                            • #15
                              Check with your manufacturer if you have any warranties on it and if so call them and let them know what happen. You might be able to get a new one instead of buying a new rod.

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