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    Default rod guide eyes.

    Hi all,
    I've got a greys rod which i bought of fleabay a while back.
    The rod is in great condition however i've noticed that quite a few of the guide eyes on the rod has, what looks like epoxy spillage on the inside of the eyes is there a safe way of cleaning the eyes with out damaging the eyes?
    Im worryed that this puts wear on my fly lines if i use this rod.

    Many thanks,
    Séan.

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    Default Re: rod guide eyes.

    It's more likely that the line will wear the epoxy rather than the other way round.But if I was still worried, I would work carefully with a scalpel to remove it,staying away from the inner surface of the rings.

    Jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

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    Thanks Jim, i will give it a go.
    I was quite shock at this problem as its a greys rod, must have been a reject that someone had acquired. I can't imagine it been sold by a dealer.

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    It sticks in my craw to say this but''Made in the Far East.sold mail order'' lot's of anglers would never notice.

    Jim
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    To true, i must say with all rods i ve bought or tried i look down the rod through the eyes and give a good wiggle. Just a habit. But with this rod it was so noticeable with the amount of epoxy in the eyes it was hard to miss.

    Séan.

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    Default Re: rod guide eyes.

    been re-ringed ??????
    WHEN YOU LEAVE THE RIVER, TAKE NOTHING, AND LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINT'S!!!

    THA CAN TELL A YORKSHIREMAN ,BUT THA CAN'T TELL HIM MUCH !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRUCE1 View Post
    been re-ringed ??????
    Thanks Bruce1,
    To me there is no evidence of it been re- ringed.

    Séan.

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