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02-14-2018, 07:26 PM
Shut the car door on three fishing rods today,broke 12" off a $100 light action fishing rod my kids bought me for Christmas,It was to be the first time using it.
Any suggestions on repair,?Im guessing the action would no longer be light if it is repairable.Im pretty upset since it was a gift from my kids,but hopefully I can at least salvage it.I'm hoping it's doable to splice some of the tip back on rather than just retipping the end,what say ye?

02-14-2018, 08:12 PM
I have seen this done. Find an old rod and cut a section out that both broken ends can slide into. Glue the 3 pcs together and go fishing. Ideal? No. Doable? Yes. Good luck! I did the same thing with a Wright & McGill Skeet Reese rod that was a Christmas gift from my daughter a couple years ago. Know how you feel.

02-14-2018, 08:27 PM
If it a two piece you can probably buy another tip, and some manufactures will cover any break.

02-14-2018, 09:25 PM
I've used this method for four rods and still use all four after two years. The action of the rod is not change using rod end overlap, braid wind and super glue. The picture below is for illustration only and a few things are for emphasis. In fact the parts of two different rods pictured are used as an example. The method works best with the break nearer the tip, 1/3 or less of the way up.


02-14-2018, 09:27 PM
Check with Grizzly Jig Company they may have a rod piece if it is a 2 piece rod.

Their phone number is call them you never know till you ask. 1 800 305 9866

Grizzly Jig Company (http://www.grizzlyjig.com/)

skunked again
02-14-2018, 10:02 PM
Spoonminnow - interesting. I have a rod I'll try this on. Thanks for posting!

02-14-2018, 10:39 PM
Most companies have warranty replacement regardless of fault. Just be honest with them. Normally they require the tip section returned to them. Won't be free but it is much better than fixing it.

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02-14-2018, 10:48 PM
Find rod or a piece of tubing the will fit inside the broken rod, a little epoxy and slide the 2 pieces over the rod. Will not add any weight to the rod that you can tell or change the action.

02-14-2018, 10:56 PM
Spoonminnow - interesting. I have a rod I'll try this on. Thanks for posting!
If interested, I'll go into detail. Believe me IT WORKS! I've caught over a hundred fish on each repaired rod with no sign of weakness.

02-15-2018, 05:10 AM
Just my opinion. I have repaired rods using an insert and though I used them for years after, they were not the same. It created a flat spot in the action. I fixed one and being fiberglass, I wound a very small diameter guide winding thread around it to prevent splintering. I could always feel the extra weight on a lighter one I fixed also. If I were you, and it isn't the best idea moneywise, but I would go replace the rod, throwing myself on the mercy of the customer service folks. Sorry to hear it was the first time out with the rod. I have one that I still use that I had to repair the cork on the forward side of the grip/reel seat. It's my favorite casting rod and being out of production, impossible to replace. A gift from my Brother. Good luck with it.

skunked again
02-15-2018, 07:30 AM
If interested, I'll go into detail. Believe me IT WORKS! I've caught over a hundred fish on each repaired rod with no sign of weakness.

If you don't mind, start a new thread? I have a 10' west point rod I broke from snagging a jig. Splintered the receiving end.
Was thinking about cutting off the splintered part, wrapping thread on it. You've given me some hope about how to salvage it.

02-15-2018, 08:55 AM
Will do. I know the feeling all to well having lost rods that caught many fish over at least 5 years, with a tear in the eye as I put them out for p/u.

02-15-2018, 09:34 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions,I've decided to repair vs deal with other options.The fracture was just over 12" from the tip,and a1/4" upstream of an eyelet.After trimming the rod at the eyelet,I began trimming the broken end of the tip section until it would insert into the larger eyelet end.
The fit is very snug,allowing me to insert 1",my thoughts are,the eyelet is wrapped and epoxied from the factory,that is where my insert is,the wrapped eyelet should be very Strong.I epoxied the tip into the eyelet end,let it dry,and gave it a good bend test,it seems to be just as strong,and has no noticeable flat spot.
After measuring,I've lost six inches or rod length ,( not happy about that ) and I'm not sure how much effect it will have on it being an original light action,perhaps it's now a medium light ?Anyhow,I will need to land some fish to give me some confidence in the repair,but as of right now,unless you feel the repair spot,it is not noticeable to the eye.Im hoping to try it out Friday,I will give an update on its performance,fingers crossed,fish on!

skunked again
02-15-2018, 09:53 AM
Good luck! If you decide to remove the eyelet, theirs lots of videos on it. Look at mudhole.com, or their videos on YouTube, for a starting point.

02-18-2018, 05:21 PM
Ok,I fess up, The video doesn't lie,this is how I broke my fishing rod.

wannabe fisherman
02-18-2018, 06:06 PM

Fish on Line
02-18-2018, 08:25 PM
Honestly Officer !!!! I did not know he had fallen out of the boat with the Anchor rope around his legs ---- I thought he was just quiet for a change

skunked again
02-18-2018, 08:56 PM
Fish online, made think of Chevy Chase, dragging the dog on vacation movie.