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I have a 10'6" Fenwick :)HMX Graphite that need some work. One of the eyelets has come apart leaving me a wire loop and the tip has suffered a similar fate. :'( On the body of the rod, some of the Lustre finish has cracked and chipped....If I don't take a day or two off to fix this myself, where can I get a new set of guides put on and the finish restored to new?.......Ortho 8)
 

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Try Mike's reel repair in Abby.
Or carefully cut down the foot of the guide with an exato. DON'T cut into the blank!!! Peel the guide off and remove the rest of the epoxy with your finger nail. Get a new guide and thread and some rod building epoxy (2 part). Put the thread spool in a bowl and run it thru some phone books and maybe add a bowl of water for more weight on the thread. For a wrapping jig use a cardboard box with 2 V's cut into it to hold the rod. Bind one foot of the guide with tape. Wrap the one side on but you still should be able to move the guide under the thread. Take the tape off and wrap the otherside the same. I use a 4" loop of 6lb test mono to finish it. About ten or so wraps to go wrap the loop in with the loop towards the end of the wrap. Hold the thread with your finger on the rod and cut it. Place the cut end in the loop and pull the end thru and trim off the end. Mix epoxy exact 50/50 and then apply while turning the rod. You'll need to turn it for 6 hrs or so and never touch it. Keep a sample of the mix and test that for dryness. Turn it often at first and as it begins to harden you don't have to turn it as much. For the blemish I would use some thin epoxy on it aswell.
 

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i say its a good time to go rod shopping ;D but thats just me i like getting new gear and then you have lots of time to have it fixed for a back up
 

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there is a guy at reaction that just did my gl2......new guide, new tip.....nice work.....i think i paid around $12.00
 

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HOOK said:
i say its a good time to go rod shopping ;D but thats just me i like getting new gear and then you have lots of time to have it fixed for a back up
I did just that yesterday. Bought a gl2 6-12 lb centerpin rod. WOW very impressed compliments my new okuma aventa very nicely :thumbup:
Wife didn't have much to say though.
 

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i guess im just a lucky guy as mine doesnt care what i spend on my passion FISHING !!! however she might if i buy something retardedly expensive like 800$ waders LOL who really needs those honestly LOL they are nice though.


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Thanks for the replies. Just like the rest of you, I have quite a few rods/reels in the "fishin room". Just happen to love the ol' meatstick enough to have the repairs done professionally and restored to new condition...Many years and many fish on that baby! Thought some members might also want to know who is capable of doing these professional repairs out there as well......Ortho 8)
 

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Just broke the tip off my last rod yesterday, so now must get them fixed. I have 2 others in need of new eyelets. Fishortho, did you end up getting your rod fixed? Where did you end up taking it, how long did it take and approxiamately how much? I'll probably end up taking it to Mike's, unless anybody has any other suggestions. Think Mike's might be busy though, and need a rod soon!! :happy:

Any thoughts?
Cheers!
 

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FIRE-FISH said:
Just broke the tip off my last rod yesterday, so now must get them fixed. I have 2 others in need of new eyelets. Fishortho, did you end up getting your rod fixed? Where did you end up taking it, how long did it take and approxiamately how much? I'll probably end up taking it to Mike's, unless anybody has any other suggestions. Think Mike's might be busy though, and need a rod soon!! :happy:

Any thoughts?
Cheers!
How much of the tip broke. I have broken a couple of tips off rods, both fly and spinning rods, right below the tip top. In those cases, just replacing the tip top was the solution. All that takes is a tip top that fits and some 5 minute epoxy.
 

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There is also a guy in Maple Ridge called Whonnock Joe that does amazing work. If you need the number call Hatch Matchers in Maple Ridge and they will get it for you. This guy has his shop right at his house.
 

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mark light ties out of dart and tacle. an eye is 9 bucks regaurdless of size.. HE DOSE EXTREAMLY nice work. he also dose custom work. u want it he will make it. dart also replaces eyes in store it takes all of 1 min to do and u just have to let it sit 4 5 min. if u want it wrapped u will have to wait a day. 4 any repair it takes a day to do. u have to take the old one off clean it and then wrap it. after that u use a 2 part epoxy and apply it when it is roticerating on a special laithe. i tie rods also.... but mark is WAY better.
 

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i had a sage ct3106 built at West Coast fishing tackle on hastings in vancouver.
excellent work and remembers everyone he builds so going back for repairs is really simple and easy
 

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I just went to West Coast Fishing Tackle today for my first time and I saw some of the Sage rods they build. Good price and they look good too! Nice work
 
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