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My friend has a salmon rod that broke, he's not gonna fix it so I'm going to take it off of his hands. It is a 2 piece rod that broke right where they connect. Where'd I get replacement parts to be able to continue using the rod?

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Got a pic of it?  Sounds like female ferrule broke, possibly due to coming loose while fishing.  But more info is needed to determine the right approach.  You won't be "buying replacement parts,"l most likely.

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8 hours ago, MickD said:

Got a pic of it?  Sounds like female ferrule broke, possibly due to coming loose while fishing.  But more info is needed to determine the right approach.  You won't be "buying replacement parts,"l most likely.

 

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Looks to me like the cracks go way up the blank, so I think the only way to get a fishable rod out of this is to make it into a one piece rod.  I'm assuming that the female ferrule is the main issue, and it's pretty well destroyed.

I think if you found a sleeve to put over the messed up area and glued it all together into a one piece rod, it will fish well.  But it's of course going to be cumbersome to transport.

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2 hours ago, MickD said:

Looks to me like the cracks go way up the blank, so I think the only way to get a fishable rod out of this is to make it into a one piece rod.  I'm assuming that the female ferrule is the main issue, and it's pretty well destroyed.

I think if you found a sleeve to put over the messed up area and glued it all together into a one piece rod, it will fish well.  But it's of course going to be cumbersome to transport.

That was my thought about transportation, thanks.

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Just thinking more about this, is the male ferrule intact?  The damage limited to the female?

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23 minutes ago, MickD said:

Just thinking more about this, is the male ferrule intact?  The damage limited to the female?

Both are damaged.... Do you think there would be a fishable way to repair it with making it a 2 piece rod?

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You have little to lose since it's no good now.  There are two ways to salvage it, although I'm not sure you'll like the results of either.  1.  Cut back to solid rod, no cracks, on both pieces.  Buy metal ferrules to fit both pieces, if you can find the right sizes. Try Mudhole.com.  This will result in a shorter rod with a flat spot in the action at the ferrules, which don't flex.  2.  there is a slight chance that you can cut the rod back to solid rod and get matched tapers/diameters so that you in effect have well fitting integral ferrules.  It will be chancy, and you cannot sand much off the male to get the match or it will be weakened.  If you get matches that look like they will work, wrap the female with thread, top with epoxy. Wrap should be about 1 inch long to provide max possible strengthening of the ferrule.

If nothing works, save the rod as pieces of the blank can be used for sleeves to repair other rods.  Also, guides can come in handy for replacements for other rods.

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Metal ferrules to keep a two piece . If it were me, I'd do a splice. Use scrap from a glass blank and for that section I'd do an insert and a thin sleeve. 

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