I broke the tip off my spining rod

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  1. ra2bach

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    I broke the tip-top line guide off my spinning rod with the hatch back on my jeep. it broke just under the guide but I don't know what's become of the broken off piece. do I buy a replacement tip-top guide and install it on the shorter rod, or just get a new rod. I don't think the rod was very expensive...
     
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    Buy a replacement eye and use hot melt glue or epoxy to attach it.
     
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    yeah, what primordial said, i've got a few rods that started out as long rods and got shorter and shorter. lol
    but if the action really has changed ,get a new one
     
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    Yeah if it broke just under the guide, the effect on the original action should be very slight if at all.

    I have busted a few rods off a foot or more down and I save the tips to make ice fishing/micro pack rods. You can just drill a hole into the end of a dowel and epoxy the rod tip in. Attach a reel using some small hose clamps, electrical tape or UV resistant cable ties.
     
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    The replacement tip tops are super cheap and are a breeze to install. You just need pliers, a disposable lighter, and a hot glue stick. If you lost less than an inch or two of the tip, then its definitely worth fixing. If you lost several inches, then it may be less than worthwhile to repair it.
     
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    Fuji used to sell a kit with 3 tips and a hot glue stick .
     
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    They still do. It's around $5 at walmart.
     
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    I'd sure fix it, but I'll spend 50 bucks and 11 hours to repair a two dollar item.
    I'm also not fussy about fishing gear, I'll fish for anything with anything.
    I've handlined from a charter boat in the ocean, and caught creek chubs on 50 lb. test line, and had fun doing both, so.........

    Honestly I would fix it though, only a couple bucks to repair it so why add to our garbage problem, and you won't even notice a difference in the action.
     
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    And it's still cheap!
     
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    It's a sign! Plus it's a new season, new spring, new hope...why not a new rod?? I always think it's good to get a new rod. :4:
     
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    I would buy a new rod your now modified rod will have a firmer action and heavier line class than the old rod. You might go from a 10-12 lb class to a 12-15. That will make it more horsey and less finesse. You can always add a tip and see though. I would glue it on with epoxy.
     
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    lol, because this is one of the 1/2 dozen that I bought from @CoolBreeze135 along with a huge box of lures, etc. and unless it's totally FUBAR, I'd like to keep it in rotation. if you've never met him, he's a pretty cool guy...
     
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    me too man, I'll spend all day farting arond with something that costs less to buy a new one than repair. my wife has a name for me when I do that...
     
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    I have bought the kit from Wally. It has three different sizes in it. Only problem I found was the hot glue they include with it does not harden enough and the tip will actually turn with very little pressure. It's ok but it bothered me. I install them with the hot glue sold to attach points to arrows. Called Fer l tite.
     
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    Replace the tip. Have done it several times, nothing to it.
     
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    I'VE had to fix a few, when I've loaned rods out before. Walmart sells a kit that has 2 tips and hot melt glue , its cheap, didn't notice any change in the rod or the performance, but they were broke right at the tip.
     
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    Take the broken tip and heat it with a bic lighter. It only takes a few seconds.
    The broken piece should come right out.
    Then see if it will fit over the original rod.
    Then us epoxy. not super glue to place it back on to the original rod.

    Check it out on youtube.
    I used this to repair a fly rod one time.
     
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