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    Default Could I get this fixed?

    I broke the tip ring off my Scierra SRX V2 9' 6" #7 wt rod a while back. After being buggered around by Scierra's disti it turned out they didn't have any spares and couldn't fix it, don't get me started on that lot.

    Anyway, it broke at the very end - ie the tip ring snapped off - so I'm wondering if one of the rod building chaps on here could PM me and let me know what it would cost for them to fit me a new tip ring, thank you.

    Skaj

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    Default Re: Could I get this fixed?

    A tip ring is very easy to fit. Just hot melt glue... Measure tip after very light sand with wet and dry to take shine off and buy right size from ebay or rod building supplies. Clean inside ring and warm tip, a little, and ring, add glue and push firmly on to rod making sure it is lined up.
    Dave.
    Last edited by lepirate; 15-01-2018 at 01:36 PM.

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    Default Re: Could I get this fixed?

    Quote Originally Posted by lepirate View Post
    A tip ring is very easy to fit. Just hot melt glue... Measure tip after very light sand with wet and dry to take shine off and buy right size from ebay or rod building supplies. Clean inside and warm tip, add glue and push firmly on to rod making sure it is lined up.
    Dave.
    + one from me.

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

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    Default Re: Could I get this fixed?

    Cheers fellas but I just wouldn't have a bloody clue, I know full well what a complete pig's ear I'd make of it. I was just hoping I could pay someone on here who could make a decent job of it.

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    Default Re: Could I get this fixed?

    I felt exactly the same as you some years ago when my Sage RPL+ needed a new top eye. I sent it to Foxons in St Asapth, Renee the rod builder did it, came back next day, £2.50 to fit it £3.50 postage.
    Iíve done a couple since, it really is so easy, canít go wrong, if you donít get it perfectly aligned, you just warm up the glue and readjust.
    Iím sure someone on here will help you out, if you have a new eye, itís just postage costs.
    S.
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    Default Re: Could I get this fixed?

    You might even be able to salvage your old tip ring . Hold the ring in a pair of pliers ( protected with a bit of cloth ). Then heat up the shank with a cigarette lighter , you should be able to pull or poke the broken tip out . Depending on the actual taper of top section this tip ring might re-use , anyway It costs nothing to try.

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    Default Re: Could I get this fixed?

    Quote Originally Posted by skajtrout View Post
    .... it broke at the very end - ie the tip ring snapped off - ---Skaj
    years ago i broke the tip ring off an Aiflow Classic 9'6 6/7
    used 2-part epoxy with a new tip ring

    the now 9'4'' rod cast exactly the same....

    in those days (way back) Fish-Tec replaced the whole rod without question
    so I passed the 9'4 onto the GF of a forum member here - still casting OK
    wade safe...............john

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