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Can anyone shed some light on what it takes to replace the eyelets on a spinning rod. I have seen the little kits they sell to replace them but I have never given it a shot. I was wondering if anybody would be able to tell me if i should try to fix it or get a professional to do it. And if I do it what kind of equipment might I need to fix it. It's a six foot ugly stik medium action 100% graphite. and the rod is still in great shape. Any info would be greatly appreciated :cool:
 

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Crappie, I think the kits you are referring to are the kind commonly marketed as emergency rod repair kits. These are good for just that, an on the spot repair. The kit usually consists of a new rod tip and a stick of glue that you can melt with a lighter or match. I have used these before and they do the trick to get you through the rest of the day/trip.

For a more permanent repair I would suggest using a two-part epoxy to adhere the rod tip to the rod. This is basically what a “professional” would do. Make sure you sand the tip area that will be covered by the rod end with some coarse sand paper to allow the epoxy to better adhere to the rod. If you use this method and the epoxy is mixed correctly you should be good to go until the next time you break your rod tip.
 

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Hang on til this pm and I'll try and give you step by step instructions for replacing guides and how to finish them. A Tackle shop will do it cheaper than you can if you are only talking about just one guide. AL
 

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I decided that it would be doing you a disservice to try to explain the process without pictures so I did a quick search and came up with instructions and pictures at the following site. I hope this helps as it is very basic and to the point. If you decide that you want to try it for yourself be advised it is a labor of love and I will try to give you some pointers but as to where to get matching thread and guides I am not the one to ask. I have wrapped a few for my own use but wouldn't think of doing it for money. The guys at the tackle shops who wrap rods would be the best place to find a matching guide and thread and would probably be happy to show you how they do it all for $10.00. ;) http://www.Schofftackle.com/wrapping-guide.html
 

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I appreciate all the feedback guys, its still a relatively good rod. I think i may go to a tackle shop to get it done and just watch the guy do it and pick up some pointers. Once again thanks a lot :D
 
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