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Broken rod
Posted by: mike brune (---.fidnet.com)
Date: December 05, 2017 10:08AM

A buddy asked if I could fix this for his son it has sentimental value normally I would say it's a Conner that being said I thought about sleeveing the hole area but that a lot of weight also thought about just wrapping and epoxying any good ideas appreciated.

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: Terry Kirk (---.ks.ks.cox.net)
Date: December 05, 2017 10:26AM

Got a Picture of the rod?

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: mike brune (---.fidnet.com)
Date: December 05, 2017 10:39AM

Uploaded photo to photo page

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: December 05, 2017 10:43AM

It could be done, although if that is a solid glass tip it would be a bit of a different type animal to fix. Most such repairs deal with tubular blank, not solid ones. Your idea to wrap the entire area and finish, is not off the mark. If you do this in white with a varnish type finish you would be hard pressed to notice the repair. It won't be "good as new" but given the type rod, where the break is and what they may choose to do with it, this could be your best alternative.

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: mike brune (---.fidnet.com)
Date: December 05, 2017 10:47AM

It's an ugly stick and I thought wrapping might be the way to go. I thought I saw something once about putting piano rod for inner sleeve would that work?

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: December 05, 2017 10:53AM

No, a wire doesn't do anything for you there. Plus, that portion of the rod should be solid, not tubular. If it's tubular then you'll need to fall back on a more traditional type repair.

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: mike brune (---.fidnet.com)
Date: December 05, 2017 12:28PM

Yep it was solid when I looked closer. All wrapped and garnished now.

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: December 05, 2017 12:32PM

Mike,
As Mr. Kirkman suggested, you have a solid tip at that point and about 1/2 of the rod is intact.

If I was repairing the rod, I would strip the tip wrap and the tip top. Then, I would find a thin wall blank section - like a fly rod blank that would be a nice tight fit over the area and do about a 3 inch oversleeve, with 1/2 on the tip side and 1/2 on the butt side of the break.

I would mix up a small batch of 5 minute epoxy, apply the epoxy to the split blank interior, as well as the exterior such that the entire inside of the oversleeve is coated with epoxy and then slid down the blank for a nice tight fit. Then, before the epoxy has cured, I would use a towel wetted with DNA to completely clean up the exterior of the blank from any excess epoxy. Finally, I would glue the tip back in place, and then do a 1/4 inch wrap on each end of the oversleeve as well as a bit of a tip wrap and coat with guide finish.

Since you would be using a thin walled oversleeve, the weight build up would be minimal. I would doubt that you sould see or feel much different before and after the repair.

Good luck

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 05, 2017 06:39PM

If it were me I would get some white silk or 2 lb clear mono and mix up some epoxy for gluing up cork the liquid type and wet out the split with the epoxy and wipe off the excess and wrap over the split and let the epoxy squeeze out from the split while wrapping and wipe it again after the wrap let it dry and then go back and mix up a bit more and re coat with the same epoxy the wrap and it should be good to go and hard to tell if it was repaired function almost as it did before the split to add some more strength to the repair you could remove the tip top and trim off to where the split is and replace the tip top so the tube covers the front part of the split if you choose that option do it before the wrap and you can wrap to the tip top tube making a more invisible repair.
but that is just my 2 cents

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Re: Broken rod
Posted by: Terje Bendiksby (193.75.33.---)
Date: December 06, 2017 02:58PM

I have salmon rod that was crushed by a door in the male section. I glued it together with rod bond and and glued a spigot from a scrap blank inside. This is rod for up 3 oz lures. I have never encountered any problems with afterwards. So the advices you been given so far should work.

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