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Hi Folks, 

 

Can anyone recommend a fishing rod repair kit?  I mainly concerned about the type of epoxy to use on the eyelets etc...  Can anyone elaborate on how and what they use to repair broken rods and eyelets?
 

Thank you, 

 

Lonnie

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I have been watching eyelet repairs being made on YouTube.  The work is detailed involving thread, properly wrapping it, and using epoxy.  But I cannot see myself doing such detailed work on a Walmart fishing pole.  Would superglue and duct tape work?

 

 

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If it fell off completely and was not on the tip, for that rod, I'd probably not even attempt to fix it. I'd clean up any thread and glue still stuck to the blank and use it as is. I doubt you'd even know it was missing. 

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Go to Wal-Mart get some Devcon 2ton epoxy and some sowing thread...find a box cut b grooves in two opposing sides so the rod can sit in there and not roll...now pike a hole in one of the sides with out the v  run thread through it.  Proceed from there it don't have to be pretty to look better then duct tape and super glue.  If I just want it to be fishable just wrap the thread around the rod and eye don't worry about everything being packed together just pile  the thread on there and then use Devcon epoxy to seal it all up 

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1 hour ago, dsqui said:

Go to Wal-Mart get some Devcon 2ton epoxy and some sowing thread...find a box cut b grooves in two opposing sides so the rod can sit in there and not roll...now pike a hole in one of the sides with out the v  run thread through it.  Proceed from there it don't have to be pretty to look better then duct tape and super glue.  If I just want it to be fishable just wrap the thread around the rod and eye don't worry about everything being packed together just pile  the thread on there and then use Devcon epoxy to seal it all up 

Great advice on the box for a rod holder.  The only thing I would add is to roll the rod while the ebpoxy dries so it dries nice and even.  I use the 5 minute epoxy and thread from Walmart as well.  The only thing I struggle with is finding guides.  If I see a rod at a garage sale with fuji's on it.  I scoop it up.

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Mudhole.com guides are cheap

9 hours ago, Bucky205 said:

Great advice on the box for a rod holder.  The only thing I would add is to roll the rod while the ebpoxy dries so it dries nice and even.  I use the 5 minute epoxy and thread from Walmart as well.  The only thing I struggle with is finding guides.  If I see a rod at a garage sale with fuji's on it.  I scoop it up.

 

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Lonnie most tackle shops have guys that repair rods. The last member I helped find a shop paid around $10 to have a new guide put on. No big expense.  If you like the rod I have it done properly. Just my 2 cents.

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4 hours ago, fishnkamp said:

Lonnie most tackle shops have guys that repair rods. The last member I helped find a shop paid around $10 to have a new guide put on. No big expense.  If you like the rod I have it done properly. Just my 2 cents.

And to justify the ten dollars Ulf have that in materials doing it yourself that would end up going bad by the time u needed another one.  It really comes down to what u really want sometimes that little extra satisfaction of doing it your self is worth a little more

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For cheap rods I've used JB Weld's faster drying epoxy (not the putty kind, the clear stuff that comes in the 2 part syringe) and sewing thread to put eyes back on. I have used this same method to put a little hook eye made from stainless wire near the handle on nearly every rod I own as well. I use the JB Weld brand epoxy because I always have some at work. I also use the box rod wrapping station as described above. 

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