Local Rod Repair

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Stew McLeod, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

    I have an Orvis Silver Label TL 5 Wt that has a broken tip and despite a couple of attempts to get it fixed by Orvis I am going to try and get it done locally. Anybody here recommend somebody or some place that could give it a whirl? I have a blank tip sent back by Orivs to use.

    Any tips would be most appreciated.

  2. Bert Kinghorn

    Bert Kinghorn Formerly "nextcast"

    Jim Mercier at Fetha Styx used to be a site sponsor and is local. I won't list his site URL since I can't find him in the present sponsor listing, but Google will get you there fast. Jim does great work.

    Have you talked with Lealand at Orvis Bellevue about the rod? From what I know of his service, I have to believe he would want to help you.
  3. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

    Leland is fine, he helped me out getting it sent in. It is just time consuming dealing with the Yokels at the rod repair site. This rod has been in twice for a broken tip (don't ask) first time they fixed it perfect (time consuming though - 13 weeks -). .

    THanks fort th tip I will try JIm

  4. Dr Bob

    Dr Bob Member

    Generally the fix for a broken tip is to clean up the broken end and attach the tip top, if the break is near (WITHIN 11/2 INCHES) the tip. If the break is further down, the tip section of the rod needs to be replaced with one that fits the lower section of the rod properly. This requires, in your case, Orvis :beathead: to supply a tip section that fits properly. A splice can be done, but it leaves a bump section and must be done with a softer graphite to retain most of the rod action. A splice is tricky to get right.

    Just me experience.

    Dr Bob:beer1:
  5. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

  6. Tyler Speir

    Tyler Speir Artist

    I just started working for fethastyx. yaaaaaa
  7. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

    Ah, you're the new guy. Jim mentioned bringing someone new on. Cool.
  8. Scott Behn

    Scott Behn Active Member

    Did you ever get your rod fixed or the tip replaced? Who did you go through to get it done? Just curious...
  9. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Excellent work. :thumb: Jim will take care of it and do it right. He did a great job on a DS of mine.
  10. makasmith

    makasmith New Member

    any body know of anyone in yakima that can repair a broken rod tip (fast)? I really need it this weekend.