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SEMOmike
01-28-2009, 12:18 PM
Guys,

I have an BPS bass pole that I am going to be using this spring chasing some "toothy" critters on a trip up north, and need to have a couple of "eye" replaced. Anyone know of someone around St. Louis that does this, or should I entertain doing it myself, but it looks as though the parts to do it right are going to end up running me some $30 or more even.

Thanks,

Mike

skleppe
01-28-2009, 12:35 PM
John Kepka
7127 Pershing
St. Louis, MO
314-725-0886


I have no idea if this guy does this thing or not. I do know he is a rodbuilder. Your local tackle/bait shops might be a good place to ask too.

supergooser
01-28-2009, 12:59 PM
hey Mike there,s a little shop in Cape Gir. that I think could help with that, but I"m not sure the name of it. It's in the old shopping center.

robbor
01-28-2009, 01:49 PM
I think if it was going to cost me $30 plus labor Id scrap the rod. You are probably better off trying to have it replaced by BPS for free or putting the money toward a shimano rod. Ive had BPS rods and they are heavy duty, but not light weight or super sensitive rods. The whole balancer thing is a huge load, You will never make a marginal rod better by making it heavier. Heavy leads to fatigue and less sensitivity. I also hate the hump grips.

HookUp
01-28-2009, 03:01 PM
For a BPS brand rod either do it yourself or buy a new one.

SEMOmike
01-28-2009, 09:11 PM
Super Gooser - Nice call on Foutz's, I forgot about them! Called over there and they can fix it for 10 bucks! Saves me the time and hassle.

Speck
01-29-2009, 06:00 AM
Foutz's has fixed several for me.

The Lip RIPPERS
01-29-2009, 01:33 PM
Mike; I would have offered my services, good to see you have a local shop to repair rods. I've always been puzzled why BPS offers reel repair but not rods? It's customer traffic for them when you drop off/ pickup the equipment.

klight1122
01-29-2009, 03:38 PM
Mike; I would have offered my services, good to see you have a local shop to repair rods. I've always been puzzled why BPS offers reel repair but not rods? It's customer traffic for them when you drop off/ pickup the equipment.


I agree, it seems like they would have someone there to work on them.

crappieranger
01-29-2009, 08:55 PM
:rolleyes:

I'm thinking BPS might be a lot more interested in selling new rods than fixing old ones...What do you think?

CR

lowe rider
01-29-2009, 09:26 PM
I would recommend Paul's bait &tackle in ST. Louis. They repair both rods and reels.

skeetbum
01-30-2009, 06:40 PM
my local repair guy gets 8$ per winding. I did mine myself and got it functional, but pretty it ain't. Mine had 11 eyes, $88 plus parts. Will replace with new next time.