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Snake guide broken on Z-Axis
« on: May 07, 2015, 14:33:12 PM »
Hi guys, first post here and not the most creative one so apologies! Hopefully can add something better soon.

One of the top snakes on my Z-Axis has snapped at the base of the leg where the whippings are. As we are just entering prime time on the rivers this is a bit traumatic to say the least. Does anyone know who could replace the guide with a matching one and match thread colour etc?

I have bad experiences of the guy down the local tackle shop doing this - "I don't have a snake guide, I'll just whip this 10mm lined stainless guide on with red thread, that'll be fine..." etc...

Basically I love this rod and am keen that it is a top notch job!

Sandy Nelson

Re: Snake guide broken on Z-Axis
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 14:36:27 PM »
Hi David

Welcome to the forum.

Whereabouts are you? i have the correct rings and should be able to match the thread :z16

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Mike Barrio

Re: Snake guide broken on Z-Axis
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 17:24:34 PM »
Welcome to the forum David :z16

Best wishes
Mike
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Derek Roxborough

Re: Snake guide broken on Z-Axis
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 20:46:40 PM »
If spiderman isn't near you I have snakes and various threads let us know where you are, easgach 1

Rob Brownfield

Re: Snake guide broken on Z-Axis
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2015, 07:47:06 AM »
I am more intrigued as to how you snap a snake ring? :)

Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Re: Snake guide broken on Z-Axis
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2015, 11:31:33 AM »
Cheers for the replies guys, Sandy has kindly offered to fix it.

I've no idea how it broke but I do walk through thick brush quite a lot so maybe I smacked it into a tree or something? haha

I didn't notice for ages but got very confused as it seemed that I repeatedly missed a guide when stringing up. Only twigged that it was broken last weekend..

Rob Brownfield

Re: Snake guide broken on Z-Axis
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 08:14:21 AM »
When Sandy does the repair, make sure you ask for his special fairy dust to be added.

I presume he does use fairly dust judging by the amazing fish he catches...it can be the only explanation ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Mike Barrio

Re: Snake guide broken on Z-Axis
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 08:48:55 AM »
It worked yesterday :z4
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