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Atb
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09/05/2017 03:33PM
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?
 
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barehook
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09/05/2017 03:52PM
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.
thebotanyguy
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09/05/2017 04:28PM
Fix it - then it becomes a loaner for those who cannot be trusted with nice things.
Nozzelnut
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09/05/2017 04:46PM
Definitely worth the $1.00 to fix it! Most walmarts have the Fuji Guide Tip kit for about $4. Comes with 3 tip tops. Warm the glue, warm the tip top and press it on the rod.

mutz
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09/05/2017 09:33PM
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.
Captn Tony
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09/05/2017 09:47PM
I've caught hundreds of fish with a shortened tip, and the shorter rod is much easier to use in the canoe. Put a tip on it and keep it for a spare and a loaner.
Atb
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09/05/2017 10:06PM
It's a Fenwick. I dropped them a note and said it was my bad...we'll see what they say. Sounds like if they don't replace it I'll retap it for slip bob Bering and trolling. Thanks all!
shock
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09/06/2017 12:44AM
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 ?
AmarilloJim
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09/06/2017 07:42AM
I fix mine and give them to kids just starting out with fishing. Pair them with some older reels.
yogi59weedr
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09/07/2017 03:21PM
I've used a sewing needle to fix rod tips.
If the tip is hollow , just dip the needle in some epoxy and insert. Do the same with the tip and wala..... smooth over the joint and your good to go
mastertangler
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09/07/2017 05:13PM
I've broken my fair share and sadly they never seem to be the same despite the various rationalalizations one might make.
Savage Voyageur
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09/07/2017 07:21PM
Not worth it to me. I just give it away to a kid that will fix and love it.
Atb
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09/07/2017 08:19PM
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!
greywolf33
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09/07/2017 08:52PM
I hadn't thought about it before, but adding a Fuji Guide Tip repair kit to my BW tackle box might not be a bad idea.
mutz
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09/07/2017 08:53PM
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
 
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