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Need help from the Rod Builders.

I like to confirm the model and size for a shimano casting rod.

One of the guides got bent (not sure how it happened)

I can replace it myself but need the right guide model/size.

 

My rod is a 2pc model Shimano Deportivo casting rod (JDM).

According to the specs it uses SIC with stainless frame.

The guide is the 3rd guide from the bottom if the 2 pcs are connected.

 

The inner diameter (hole) is about 5-6mm.

 

TIA

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Measure the O.D. of the ring to correlate with catalogs for guides.  Sounds like it's probably a 6.  Would help to have a photo of the guide.

 

Have you contacted Shimano?

 

If not bent severely, or to the breaking point, you may be able to bend it back to the original shape.  Avoid involving the ring itself while bending. If you bend right at the ring it may pop out.

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11 hours ago, MickD said:

Measure the O.D. of the ring to correlate with catalogs for guides.  Sounds like it's probably a 6.  Would help to have a photo of the guide.

 

Have you contacted Shimano?

 

If not bent severely, or to the breaking point, you may be able to bend it back to the original shape.  Avoid involving the ring itself while bending. If you bend right at the ring it may pop out.

 

Thanx MickD,

 

I aligned it to the rest of the guides but It aint pretty :P.

there are a few flat spots and a rough feeling where i applied pressure to align it.

 

I like to totally replace it to avoid any possible issues on the field (Line knicks etc).

 

OD is around 6-7mm based from a small ruler and poor eye sight (cant find my calipers grrr).

Will try to get a clear picture tonight but its similar to the guide on my GLX rods just a darker frame

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12 hours ago, Pinoy_Basser said:

 

Thanx MickD,

 

I aligned it to the rest of the guides but It aint pretty :P.

there are a few flat spots and a rough feeling where i applied pressure to align it.

 

I like to totally replace it to avoid any possible issues on the field (Line knicks etc).

 

OD is around 6-7mm based from a small ruler and poor eye sight (cant find my calipers grrr).

Will try to get a clear picture tonight but its similar to the guide on my GLX rods just a darker frame

Got it, have to replace it.  I'd still give Shimano a try, but with a pic we may  be able to help.  

Is it a single foot guide or double foot guide?  It's probably a size 6 as there is no 7 and an 8 is probably too large.  If the finish is darker than other stainless guides, it may be a titanium frame guide or a titanium oxide or other "titanium" framed guide.  I'll bet it is a Fuji.  I could find no reference to "Deportivo," so if that's an old rod, the guide may not be available any more.  A close approximation will most likely not be noticed on the rod.

 

But a photo will help.

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1 hour ago, MickD said:

Got it, have to replace it.  I'd still give Shimano a try, but with a pic we may  be able to help.  

Is it a single foot guide or double foot guide?  It's probably a size 6 as there is no 7 and an 8 is probably too large.  If the finish is darker than other stainless guides, it may be a titanium frame guide or a titanium oxide or other "titanium" framed guide.  I'll bet it is a Fuji.  I could find no reference to "Deportivo," so if that's an old rod, the guide may not be available any more.  A close approximation will most likely not be noticed on the rod.

 

But a photo will help.

 

Double foot

 

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That looks like it might be an 8 mm.  Because the ring is grey (it is grey, right?) it is not SIC, most likely hardloy or some other lesser ceramic.  SIC is black.

 

The frame is dark, but not black, right?  I don't believe there is a current Fuji like this.  Maybe others with more experience than I with other brands can think of a good sub.  

 

But you need to find your calipers and get a good measurement on the OD.  Then look at a big supplier like Mudhole.com and try to find the closest match.  Most important will be the frame color and ring color.  

 

The guide doesn't really look that bent.  Is it mostly an alignment problem?  If that is the case it may mean the guide is loose on the rod, that the wrap has failed.  If that's the case, re-use the guide after checking the ring ID for cracks by running a Q-tip around the ID.

 

Sorry I cannot be of more help.

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