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I have a white ice duckett micro guide rod in which half of the guides have broken off.  Any one know where I can get rod repaired in the Memphis Area?  I love the rod but hate the micro guides, was hoping to convert it to a traditional guided rod

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I would contact the Duckett people first.  There is no reason a guide will fail just because it is a micro.  They must be using inferior micros.  I have micro casting and spin rods that are years old, lots of casts, lots of fish, no problems.

 

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pretty sure the new white ice rods feature American Tackle Heavy duty micro guides , if they are , those are probably the strongest micro guide on the market ! i use them on all my rods including my swimbait rod .(don't have them on my spinning rod either ) the neck on those things are easily twice if not three times thicker than most micro guides ..

did the guides break ? or did the thread wrap fail ??

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  Big Bait----the guides just broke off clean at the wrap.  I have heard duckett has been having trouble with the micro's.  I personally don't care for the micros being I throw 17lb test  and also I  need specs to thread the darn thing.  again I love the rods action and would like to keep it

 

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That's a $200 rod. I would charge you ten bucks each for double foot guides, and six bucks each for single foot guides, plus the cost of the guides. The last time I shipped a rod to Tennessee, it cost me $27. Be more, maybe a lot more if the rod is over 7'. 

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10 hours ago, WTnPuddleJumper said:

  Big Bait----the guides just broke off clean at the wrap.  I have heard duckett has been having trouble with the micro's.  I personally don't care for the micros being I throw 17lb test  and also I  need specs to thread the darn thing.  again I love the rods action and would like to keep it

 

so the guides were fine but the thread wraps failed ?

if there are known issues with the guide wraps with Duckett , have them send you a new rod , sounds like a clear case of defective workmanship

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Big bait--just the opposite the wraps are fine but the guides broke off I know the warranty will probably cover  but heard they take forever

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Find someone local or just buy the same rod used or look for one new. Builders labor and shipping aren't cheap unless you have a connection.

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On ‎11‎/‎8‎/‎2016 at 0:58 PM, WTnPuddleJumper said:

Big bait--just the opposite the wraps are fine but the guides broke off I know the warranty will probably cover  but heard they take forever

from just regular fishing ??? did you step on them or damage them in some way ? something happened to them cause guides don't just break .

 ceramic rings crack and/or fall out , guide feet bend and might break off with continued straightning of bent guide feet/neck . but to just have more than one guide '' break '' , there has got to be more to the story ..

 

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Find a local tackle shop and ask who they know builds and repairs rods. Most shops have a contact, oftentimes they work there. I hooked another member in Tennessee up with a shop near him and they charged him less than $20. So he was thrilled.

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On ‎11‎/‎8‎/‎2016 at 0:58 PM, WTnPuddleJumper said:

Big bait--just the opposite the wraps are fine but the guides broke off I know the warranty will probably cover  but heard they take forever

please take a close up picture of the broken one(s) and of one of them that is still good , then post them .  thanks

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Big bait--really nothing to see just the wrap with the stem of the eyelet barely peeking out.  I didn't step on it, most of the times sock it before I place into rod box in boat.  none of my other rods have this problem and they are way less babied than this particular rod.  I don't care about the money it takes to repair because I love the action of the rod.  But back to the guide it is like it has been cut clean right where the eyelet meets the stem.

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4 hours ago, WTnPuddleJumper said:

Big bait--really nothing to see just the wrap with the stem of the eyelet barely peeking out.  I didn't step on it, most of the times sock it before I place into rod box in boat.  none of my other rods have this problem and they are way less babied than this particular rod.  I don't care about the money it takes to repair because I love the action of the rod.  But back to the guide it is like it has been cut clean right where the eyelet meets the stem.

i originally thought these were the Artus Heavy Duty micro guides but they are not . if you replace the guides , use them , they are great guides !

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