Home Repairs on fishing eqipment

Dennis Huskins

Like to start a new column: On home fishing fixer upper tips:

My tip is when you break a tip off and you do not want to shorten the rod 2-3 inches and possibly move the guides, here is what works for me. I find the exact inner size fitting for the straight cut off part of a springy safety pin (bought a mixed lot for $2.55). I then insert 1/2 with super glue above and then after it dries below the break while aligning the guides. I then have the sized shrink wrap (1-2"), I place over earlier on, slide to the mid break point and heat her up. This keeps the original length and fuction with a slight give based on the nature of the light steel in the straight section of the safty pin. I have fixed 3 rods this way in the last 2 years, and the repair works very well. Rarely I put a coating of liquid steel putty under the shrink wrap. Hope this helps someone.

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member created over 6 years ago - last updated over 6 years ago
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Wat do you mean when you say to use a straight cut off part off a safety pin? I am getting ready to fix a tip on one of my poles soon so I might have to try this tip.

Posted by Jeremy Miller over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Dennis Huskins

Wire cutters on the straight section of a safety pin, point to the curled end.

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

K thanks Dennis never heard that before will give it a try. Holds up well I take it?

Posted by Jeremy Miller over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

Team RippnLipz

Great tip. for tips

Posted by Team RippnLipz Elite Member over 6 years ago - Report Abuse

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