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so a local outdoors shop sells rods that people returned because they broke that were under warrantee, and they are with reels a

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  • so a local outdoors shop sells rods that people returned because they broke that were under warrantee, and they are with reels a

    so a local outdoors shop sells rods that people returned because they broke that were under warrantee, and they are with reels and half price if not less. so i was wondering when is it to broken to fix, because i was considering buying one even if a foot or two was broken off and putting a new metal tip on it and using it as a scrap rod for messing around. they include the piece that broke off. please let me know what you're thinking.

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    If I were to buy one it would be to salvage the reel. If a significant amount is broken off it will really effect the rods sensitivity and action. If you want something to mess around with I would get a cheapo-depot rod from walmart or something. Im just guessing but your idea off messing around might be wading the river for catfish? In that case you would definitely want a less expensive rod and reel. Id get an ugly stick rod and a cheap reel because once sand gets in it its ruined.

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      yeah i mean it all depends they have some that are broken off around six inches all the way to three feet i was considering buying one like that and using it to fish my buddies pond cause the fish bite no matter what. if i end up buying one and fixing it ill post pictures or something, i appreciate the help.

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      • #4
        I've had more than a few rods where I broke the tip and just trimmed the rod down to the next guide.

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          so you think if say three or four guides broke off and i trimmed it it would work?

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          • #6
            I wouldn't but a rod with 3 or 4 guides broken off, unless you want to use it as a stick.
            If the rods are from reputable rod manufacturers you could purchase it and send it to the factory for warranty repair. Most companies have at least a one year warranty and will repair it or replace the broken section. You may also be able to purchase the broken section at a fraction of the cost of a complete new rod.

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            • #7
              well some have like two broken off and some have more, i was thinking about getting one with like two broken off and using it for sunnies and stuff and using the reed on a different rod

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