I (foolishly) snapped the last 2-3" of a spinning rod off, about 1" before the 2nd guide. This is a medium-light fast action rod I use for jigging walleye. Do I glue a tip on where it broke, or will the action be so diminished I shouldn't bother?
I would say it's not worth saving if you are expecting the same action, especially on a fast action rod which reserves most of the sensitive flex for the last foot or so. But for the [relatively low] cost of a tip, I'd go for it and add the rod to my collection. My assumption would be that there might be an occasion where the resulting action is just exactly what is needed. FWIW.
Fix it - then it becomes a loaner for those who cannot be trusted with nice things.
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Without knowing what brand it's hard to say, but for Ten bucks you can probably put it in a tube send it to the manufacturer with a note that says my fault broke off the tip can anything be done. I bet 90 percent of the time you get a new rod at no cost. Doesn't really cost them much but they know how valuable it is when you tell everyone about the great service. Bring the thread back up and let us know when you get the new rod.
definitely fix a fenwick , what i've done is ,get the right size(of course) , being broken a bit low , but i buy an epoxy mix and then when i set it , i keep spinning the rod slowly so the epoxy slowly dries no drips looks very professional , even a shorter fenwick is better than a lot of rods ;) and being a Md lt with a bit more flex in the tip , it might be a very serviceable rod ?
So, Fenwick offers warranty, plus, if you damaged the rod, discounted replacements.i submitted the request, stating I was unclear if it qualified for warranty. They replied requesting different information than the web including shipping address. Hopefully on on track for a replacement!
quote Atb: "So, Fenwick offers warranty, plus, if you damaged the rod, discounted replacements.i submitted the request, stating I was unclear if it qualified for warranty. They replied requesting different information than the web including shipping address. Hopefully on on track for a replacement!"
Hard to beat fenwicks customer satisfaction reputation