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    Default Fractured rod

    This is a three piece 13ft float rod I bought from Chapmans last year and because of the weather at the time (Heavy rain) I didn't have chance to use it until a month or so later. And then discovered it had shattered about 3" above the handle. I contacted Chapmans but they just weren't interested..

    Is there anyway I can repair this rod. because the middle and end pieces are OK


    Last edited by JAD; 09-01-2008 at 07:07 PM.
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    From the photo it looks as if the damage is quite extensive, and there is probably a weakening in the blank that extends further than the visible split.
    A repair (of sorts) is possible, but won't be easy, and unless you want to tackle the job yourself labour charges could be more than the rod value warrants.
    I'd be tempted to have a word with Leeda direct. It could be cheaper to buy a new butt section than repair the old one, and even if they will only supply a blank, replacing the fittings will be easier than repairing the rod as it is.
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    Ian D

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    I agree with Ian. The damage is far too extensive to attempt to repair and a new section would be the answer.
    I have always found Leeda to be very helpful when I have had a problem with any of their products so why don't you give them a call and explain what has happened (it's freephone) or email the marketing division.

    Some contact details here:

    http://s152795832.websitehome.co.uk/contact.html



    Dave.

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    Thank you Ian D and Dave.

    I agree the rod is not an expensive one. But I thought other than bin it. I could at least make something out of it..

    I'll send Leeda an e-mail and see what happens. Or if possible find a blank that fits and make a new handle for it.

    I've made rods many years ago. Mostly out of Fibretub so it would be nice to have a go and see how I get on......

    Thanks again

    JAD
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    take it into deggy's in wrexham he's got a lad that does rod and pole repairs
    thats if its carbon fibre

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    Thanks Sagerod. Now why didn't I think of that...
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