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This has prob been asked 1k times but I can't find a direct answer. I was out today and broke 2" off the tip right at the second eye. What is the best way to repair if it's even worth it. The rod is the Lew's Custom Lite heavy fast flipping. Stupid move on my part, I've only had the rod a couple months. Second thing, will this change the sensitivity or action?

Thanks in advance.

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Find a custom rod guy. He can attach a new tip top guide but may also have to move the next eye a bit too. Yes it will change the action a bit but that is just what it is. Otherwise you can check with Lews about their warranty program.  Often these rod companies have one policy for defects in workmanship for so many days. Then they may have a no questions asked policy that covers it after that. For G Loomis it was about $70 for an GLX rod as I recall Not cheap, but not $250 that the rod costs new.

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Thanks for the response. Lew's has a lifetime warranty on their rods with stipulations. One being carelessness. That fit my bill. I did speak with them and they are sending me a repair kit at no charge. Mine broke right at the second guide from the tip. I carefully melted the epoxy from the existing guide and cleaned it up per instructions from Lew's CS. I lost 2 3/8" of rod tip. Guess I will use this one for flipping.

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Thre result of taking 2" off that tip will be a slightly slower action and an increase in the low end of the lure weight range. Good news is that neither change is catastrophic for a flipping Rod. Give it a try and see what you think. 

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16 minutes ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

Thre result of taking 2" off that tip will be a slightly slower action and an increase in the low end of the lure weight range. Good news is that neither change is catastrophic for a flipping Rod. Give it a try and see what you think. 

I'm going to give it a try, though I'm not big on flipping. Lew's customer service did tell me if I was not happy with the rods action, I can send it in with a prepaid postage return. I'm guessing by that statement it would be a replacement. 

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True, a blank can be successfully repaired, but two inches at the tip doesn't leave enough to work with. 

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I wouldn't give up so easily.  Overlap of an inch and a half is likely to work OK.  The stress on the blank at the tip is not  that high. If it were my rod , I'd give it a shot.  I have rods I've broken an inch off, and I never thought they were really right after that.  Could be my imagination, but imagination can be powerful.

The challenge is always to find the right piece of another rod to use as the sleeve.

If you try to repair it, and the repair doesn't work, where are you?  Back where you started, and you can put a tiptop on at the fracture.

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