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What Can I Do About This Rod?

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Was tightening my Stradic on my Cumura spinning when the lock handle broke off in two pieces. I can't believe this happened since I didn't even tight it down that hard. So my question is what now? Can a rod builder fix it? Will Shimano warranty a break like this? I'm able to still use the rod since it still locks the reel down but I have to slide the broken part down to the butt to not be in the way. Just annoying.

 

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Nice outfit, I should think you can get that rod replaced. As far as repaired, hmm, I would say probably, but at what cost?

Best wishes...

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I had the exact thing happen this summer to my Cumara Drop Shot Rod. Shimano replaced it with a brand new HM1 Cumara. I called them, shipped it back and had a new rod in 2 weeks, really pain free. Brian.

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It's hard to say if they would replace it now with the warranty changes, plus I believe you have the older model, the newer one is red colored, but I have heard last generations rods were better, but cannot comment from experience. Could you use a very small amount of epoxy to re attach the grip portion to the nut? Wouldn't think it could be too hard. Good luck!

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Looks like the glue they used didn't hold very well. Now if that's the only issue is the glue and you need to attach the two pieces back together, then you could get it repaired pretty cheap.  If it's beyond that my want to send it back.  Had trim ring on a different brand rod come undone....I just superglued it back in place.  That is going to need epoxy if it's just re-attaching the two.  Honestly if that's it, it will cost more to ship your rod back to Shimano then most will charge to fix it.

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Hmmm... I would call Shimano first, if they dont give you the support you are hoping for if it was me I would just cut the loose piece free from the rod as it would not effect the way the rod performs the way I hold it... 

 

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I would just epoxy it back on. Definitely don't cut it off!

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Call the company first.   ALWAYS

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I was hoping it'll be an easy fix that I can just send to a local rod builder but looking at it I realize it wont be. The lock/grip is eva foam and it is torn where it broke off. I know shimano will still warranty this rod if it breaks since it was made before last fall but a broken lock nut, I'm not sure if they will replace the rod. I will have to call them I guess. In a way I didn't want it to be replaced since I will get a red model. I have not fished the red but many people have said they like the black models more. I guess out of frustration and sadness I had to as the BR people. This rod has sentimental value to me as it helped win me $1000 at a tournament. I know a rod is a rod but the amount of fish I've caught with this rod and the aesthetics of it paired to my Stradic makes me not want to get it replaced. However it is quite annoying with loose part around and not to mention the reel seat slowly loose grip as you fish. I guess I will get it replaced :( Oh well I did go one last outing with this rod today and nailed five 3lb smallies :)

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