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Does anyone happily fix rods locally?
Feb 2nd, 2019 at 7:42am
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Seems like the options are to either send the rod away and have it done by the manufacturer (which takes months) or if you're lucky you get handed a piece of paper on the quiet with a guy's name on it, who probably isn't keen to help you.

Hmm I ended up buying a cheap rod and my Sage sits gathering dust with two dodgy bent guides and one snapped off, keeping the other brokens company. It's a real bitch to cast so fishing isn't enjoyable at all with it. I vowed to get it fixed a couple seasons ago, but it's just such a pain in the ass to do.

Anyone know of a shonky cowboy I can hand my baby to to get patched up? I don't really care about the finish anymore, I just want to be able to cast smoothly again. Or is there a diy solution? Maybe I could bent some paper clips together and use some PVA?  Grin
  
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Re: Does anyone happily fix rods locally?
Reply #1 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 8:12am
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If it is only replacing guides it is not difficult. There are plenty of people who build rods so someone should be able to do that for you.
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you can buy guides online..trademe even has them....as to how to put them on...you tie flies right???? pinch reel of the Mrs cotton in appropriate colour,fit on your bobbin and simply keep winding around the legs of guides till you have enough on there then cement it in place...(thats fly tying head cement not the grey concrete type) if you arent fly tying type pinch Mrs cotton and wind it tightly around and around and around till legs of guides are in place then pinch her least favourite nail polish and paint the cotton thickly...it will soak in to cotton keep whole lot in place and stop it rotting.
  
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Micky Duck wrote on Feb 2nd, 2019 at 8:58am:
you can buy guides online..trademe even has them....as to how to put them on...you tie flies right???? pinch reel of the Mrs cotton in appropriate colour,fit on your bobbin and simply keep winding around the legs of guides till you have enough on there then cement it in place...(thats fly tying head cement not the grey concrete type) if you arent fly tying type pinch Mrs cotton and wind it tightly around and around and around till legs of guides are in place then pinch her least favourite nail polish and paint the cotton thickly...it will soak in to cotton keep whole lot in place and stop it rotting.


Nah mate, I'm not a tier, haven't got the time. Don't i need a heat gun to melt the epoxy to get the guide off first? Cheers for the detailed reply btw.
  
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Reply #4 - Feb 2nd, 2019 at 8:54pm
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cigarette lighter has always worked ok for me.... rod tips are just the same...quick flick of lighter and they pop right off(and will go on further down the now shortened rod...plurry weighted nymphs)
  
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Reply #5 - Feb 5th, 2019 at 6:55pm
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hay spooker, ive broke 3 rods this season ( yes you read it right, I also dont want  to talk about it, i'll be ok) all sages. my tcr was $69 and my xp was $109 cause they are older, but the wait wasn't to long, seems lots of peopl are breaking theres as well, ha. contact Tore at fly tackle nz its cheaper if you send them straight to him.
  
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