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So, has anyone else had this problem in the past. You get in your car, drive along for a while, roll down the windows and enjoy the fresh air. Get to your destination and start to roll up the windows and then here that awful sound "snap" :blink: . Look back and of course the tip gets cut of due to protrusion from the car to the outside. As the heading says, eventhough what I said was alittle bit more onscene, it has gotten the worst of me in the past.

 

Can anyone give me some feed back on how to fix this. Do they sell new tips at stores and if so, can I assume it is an easy fix. The pole that snapped is beat up, but it is one I do not want to let go. It is my go to pole in my eyes :D Thanks for help and suggestions.

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Can anyone give me some feed back on how to fix this. Do they sell new tips at stores and if so, can I assume it is an easy fix. The pole that snapped is beat up, but it is one I do not want to let go. It is my go to pole in my eyes :D Thanks for help and suggestions.

 

It all depends upon how cleanly the rod broke and how far down the blank it it broke. Bass Pro Shops sells the tips for most rods along with the material that yoyu use to hold it on. Make sure that the end is cut evenly or smoothly (you can use a dremel with a cutting abrasive wheel to give the best results). Find the diameter of the tip of the rod (measured in fractions of an inch or millimeters) and get the appropriate tip. Heat the resin that they supply with a lighter or other flame and apply a little to the entire outside of the tip of the rod. and put a little inside the tip if you can manage it. Heat the tip at the open end and side it over the rod tip and adjust it immediately since the resin sets up quickly when it cools. If it sets in the wrong location, you can heat the metal tube part of the tip and readjust it, then allow it to cool. It's ready to fish. You can also substitute 5 minute epoxy for the resin. In either case, if you ever need to remove the tip, all you need to do is heat the tube sleeve of the tip until the epoxy or resin melts and remove the tip.

 

Be aware that the rod will not be the same since the action will probably be stiffer depending upon how much of the tip broke off. If the rod is cracked along the length of the blank, you may not be able to repair it.

 

I hope this helps.

 

FWIW

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Terry,

 

You have some choices:

 

1. Mike has the simplest solution if your rod broke very near the tip. Installing a new tip guide or reinstalling the old guide will get your rod back in service in a slightly shorter length.

 

2. If the manufacturer still makes the model you might be able to buy a new tip section. For a beater rod, however, this could be hard to cost justify. Yet, "the heart has its reasons..."

 

3. But what if the section is broken off 2 feet from the tip and the manufacturer cannot help you? There is still hope if you are handy with epoxy and other tools. The process involves using a section of another cheap or broken rod as a sleeve to mend your rod where it is broken. Here is a link to the process.

 

http://www.flyanglersonline.com/features/r...pair/index.html

 

IMHO there would have to be quite a bit of sentimental value or cash value in the rod to go to all the trouble. But maybe there is. So take a look. I have done some of this kind of work which is within the range of someone who is moderately handy with tools. P-mail me if you have more questions.

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OUCH.

Our minivan with the automatic doors has chewed off 3 of my tips.

2 of them on my prized Falcon bass rods.

I have vowed never again....but kids will be kids regardless of how careful we are.

 

Excellent answers above to your post, BTW.

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