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    Default Broken fly rod section

    I broke a section of a 7 piece fly rod and need to know where i can get it repaired?

    Thanks,

    Gus

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    I've done this before and just sent the section back to the manufacturer for a replacement. It will probably cost you, but it's better than buying a new rod.

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    If Cabelas, they will likely replace the whole rod no questions asked. If Orvis, contact them directly. Not sure about other 7 piece rods.
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    Default I Spoke to Cabelas

    The rod in question is no longer made. Cableas's Stowaway 7. 8' 5wt.

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    There is a place in Anchorage called Tackle Repair Center. I don't know if the guy fixes rods, but I've used him to fix one of my reels. it wouldn't hurt to give him a call. I don't know the number, but the place is on Arctic Blvd.

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    You could try and fix it yourself. Depending on where/how it broke it could be fairly easy fix.

    If it's the tip, you could just glue a new tiptop on and call it good....minus and inch or two.

    If it's not the very tip, and a nice clean break, a fiberglass oversleeve is the way to go. All you need is an old fiberglass rod blank, some thread and epoxy. Don't use an internal plug as it will create a "flat spot" in the curve of the blank, and more than likely fail later on as it will create stress points above and below the repair. A glass oversleeve should not affect the action of the blank (much) as the material is much more flexable (and durable) than graphite.

    Look at:
    http://www.rodbuilding.org/library/repair-oquinn.html

    There is also a great forum there that could help you out if you decide to try and fix it yourself.


    Good luck
    Nice Marmot.

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    I'm sure Ken in Anchorage would fix it for ya.

    http://www.k-kustomrods.com/

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