The guide on the tip of my 8wt. split and I'm not sure how to best repair. Tip repair kits don't seem to be the right fit and I don't know much about repairing or making rods. Anyone have suggestions or a reasonable repair guy in Seattle?
If you're talking about the tip-top or top loop, start by removing it. If it's the tube that split, it may be ready to come off by finger pressure. If not, heat it over a candle or match flame (don't cook the rod material); that will loosen most cements. Then clean any glue residue off with sandpaper or steel wool. Now you can take your rod tip into a store and fit a new tip from their supply. If you need to order one, and if you have a micrometer, measure the tip and do the math to convert it to X/64". The majority of fly rods take either a 4.5/ or a 5/64" tip. You can use various glues to attach it. I've used epoxy, crazy glue, and other types. Here's a tip: fill most of the tip-top tube with glue, using a bodkin or toothpick. Then just push it on, wipe off any excess that squeezes out, hang or prop the rod horizontally, being sure the tip-top aligns with the guides, and let it dry.