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Need info quick, rod guide chipped

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Hey guys.  I use 30lb Spiderwire Braid when I don't have the money for Suffix High Performance.  I use it on a medium action IMG Series Bass Pro Shop rod, which is a step under from the tourney specials.  I have used it ALL year with no problems.  I have caught my fair share of 3+ lbers on this thing and today it finally gave out.

I had my rod tip lose a chunk/chip on me and it started to fray my line and you can see where it got wore down and had the bit fall off.  It's not broken but the sound is annoying as heck and it CAN't be good for my line.

So is there any "quality" type repair I can make for this thing or should I just suck it up and buy a new rod?  I need it fixed or my new rod here before next week cause I have a couple outings planned with friends and my dad.  

I think this happend when I tightened my drag beyond where I knew it should be for the rating of this rod.  I have been fishing thick muck and grass and to pull the bass out and up I need it pretty set pretty tight (shore fishing).

Any advice?  Should I bite the bullet and order a better quality rod that can take more pressure on the rod guides?

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You didn't chip/wear down a rod guide insert by having a too tight drag using braid, no matter which brand you use. You dropped/hit it on a hard surface to crack it. Or you may have reeled a lure line tie into the insert and cracked it.

Walmart carries rod tip replacement tips in sets of three, with one that may fit your rod. If the guide set doesn't include the hot melt glue, get some of that too.

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Before you try to fix it, try taking the rod back to BPS for exchange.

Their customer service is topnotch and I bet they swap you out on the

spot. If not, BPS will repair the rod for free.

8-)

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Before you try to fix it, try taking the rod back to BPS for exchange.

Their customer service is topnotch and I bet they swap you out on the

spot. If not, BPS will repair the rod for free.

8-)

Almost every tackle shop will replace the tip, if you buy the part... which usually is only a couple dollars.  Even "good" tip tops can be had for less than $3 retail.

Cheaper to buy the tip and replace it than the gas to BPS unless you live in a select few cities.

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A quick point here. The tip top got damaged from clearing a hang by using the tip of the rod or cranking a sinker up into the tip being in a hurry taking up an empty hook. Not from the line..... ;)

Tight Lines!!!!

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Thanks for the tip guys.  I wish I lived near BPS but it's a 45 minute drive minimum.  I may just make the trip and pick up some tackle while I am there though and try and see if they won't fix it.  That would be sweet cause I really like this rod and have been using it exclusively for plastics and jigs since last summer.

Hopefully I can get it taken care of.  I'll let you guys know what happens.

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