rod repair

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#1
I'm wondering how much a basic rod tip repair is? The tip isn't completely severed, but its clearly cracked and I'm pretty sure if I threw one more cast it would fly off.

My rod was only $100 and its a 4 piece so I can't imagine a new tip from the shop being more than about $25. Are there any repair shops that would do it for less than this or should I just go ahead and buy a new tip? I live in Kirkland to get an idea of what "local" means.

Thanks guys
 

Hem

Active Member
#2
If the damage is right at the end,you could fix it yourself for the price of a new line guide,....just makes your rod a tad shorter.Sounds like this could be the result of an in-air collision with a bulky fly.
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#3
If the damage is right at the end,you could fix it yourself for the price of a new line guide,....just makes your rod a tad shorter.Sounds like this could be the result of an in-air collision with a bulky fly.

Interesting idea. I'll look into that.

It broke when I was trying to land a steelhead and pulled back too hard on it like a complete idiot (13ft rod)
 

Rob Allen

Active Member
#5
some might disagree with me but a broken tip cannot be satisfactorily fixed. other sections there is some possibility but a tip you pretty much need a new part.
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#6
If it is broken right at the bottom of the tip guide, you might be able to use the same guide again. Lightly file down the end of broken area to make it flat like a new blank and install the top guide again.
Super simple. This should help. Lots of other videos on this subject on YouTube as well.
SF
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#7
If it is broken right at the bottom of the tip guide, you might be able to use the same guide again. Lightly file down the end of broken area to make it flat like a new blank and install the top guide again.
Super simple. This should help. Lots of other videos on this subject on YouTube as well.
SF

Hmm that is an interesting video. I'm gonna see how much a new tip section is and then probably try something like that. If it doesn't work I'll just buy a new one
 

Steve Unwin

Active Member
#9
My dad got a tip-top at Puget Sound Fly Co. for under $5. They actually sent him home with 2 different tips to make sure one of them fit.
 

golfman44

5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
#10
Got a new one sent to me from manufacturer for free. I just have to ship the broken one back to him. Ty for the help anyways guys
 
#11
It broke when I was trying to land a steelhead and pulled back too hard on it like a complete idiot (13ft rod)
Don't be too hard on yourself. That has happened to me twice, both times landing steelies, in the same place on the rod.

Of course, saying that doesn't exempt me from being an idiot either I guess. :confused: :p
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#12
I've repaired many rod tips the way it is shown in the video. A simple thing to do. Hell, if I can do it anybody can. I thought that everybody carried with them that repair glue. You never know when the rod tip demon is going to show.