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Re: Rod tip repair

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:00 pm
by SuperJack.10
Thanks Iconoclast, very kind of you - yeah, I'm in Lower Hutt so will wait to hear from Manic (probably all on holiday fishing at the moment!) and then take you up on your offer depending on what they come back with. I have a 5 weight so can still fish in the mean time...if this Wellington weather plays ball!!

Cheers

Re: Rod tip repair

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:33 am
by OneHairyArm
all good man, I'm in Lower Hutt as well..... Rod building and Beer drinking night :lol:

Re: Rod tip repair

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:43 pm
by SuperJack.10
Haha - sweet! Will let you know via PM when I hear from Manic.

Re: Rod tip repair

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:04 pm
by SuperJack.10
Thanks to all in this thread for the very kind offers and suggestions. As a couple of you thought, Manic got in contact via this forum and are looking after me, which is great. Thanks all!

Re: Rod tip repair

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:56 pm
by fraser hocks
I knew they would look after you. A great bunch of blokes, who have always looked after me Very well!!

Rene was in town last week. Pity I missed him, as id buy him more than a few beers for all the assistance he has given over the years. 8-)

Re: Rod tip repair

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:49 am
by diverrider
yip, thats the way i would do a repair for a client, place a graphite tube inside the blank, using 2 part epoxy. if you "polish" the frayed end at the break to a clean crisp finish, you should not need any binding and you will need to look VERY carefully for the repair. it WILL change the action of the rod, so be aware of that, if you don't mind. (Though in all my years doing it, no client has ever felt the difference)