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Robert Woodcock

Broken rod
« on: July 19, 2019, 13:23:24 PM »
Hi,  Iím new to the forum and fly fishing in general. First of all I must say a great forum and can see me spending many hours on here  :z4. I have just recently taken up fly fishing and bought myself a second hand Greys GS 9í6Ē #7. Whilst practicing my casting in the garden I stupidly clipped the satellite dish which snapped the end of the top section  :cry. With the Mrs due to give birth in a few weeks Iím in no position to buy a new rod. Is there anyway I could get it repaired or purchase a section for it ? Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks
Robert

Sandy Nelson

Re: Broken rod
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 16:25:23 PM »
Hi Robert

How much of the tip is snapped off? If itís just the ring can you measure the diameter of the remaining tip? If so I might have a tip ring the right size I can send you to get you going again. 👍

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"

Robert Woodcock

Re: Broken rod
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 16:37:56 PM »
Hi sandy,

It has snapped about 6-8 inches of the top section. Iím thinking a new section or rod by the looks of it !

Thanks for the offer, much appreciated.

Derek Roxborough

Re: Broken rod
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 17:08:25 PM »
I repaired one last year , I epoxied a darning needle to join the sections and whipped over them and gave it a coat of varnish , it works fine , the guy hasn't been back to complain and I know he has been fishing with it, it's worth a try
 Derek Roxborough

Robert Woodcock

Re: Broken rod
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 21:27:36 PM »
Definitely worth a try Derek.

Thanks

 




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