Tip is Loose

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Captain Emo, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Captain Emo

    Captain Emo Member

    The tip in my Scott 5wt is loose. It will spin around but not pull off. How can I fix it? Should I take it to a rod shop? Send it to Scott?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Scott Keith

    Scott Keith Member

    You could send it to me and I'd love to fix it for you.. hahaha... Anyway. I would re-heat gently with a soft flame, that should re-melt any glue in there and bond to the tip.
  3. LG Mix

    LG Mix New Member

    Call Scott and ask their advice. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, go to a fly shop and they can probably either fix it or point you in the right direction.

    Mr. Keith is probably right that it was attached with tip top glue which is melted for application and hardens when cool. Heating and allowing it to cool may reset the glue and solve the problem but maybe there wasn't enough glue in there in the first place.