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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Snapped rod, what would Von Frankenstein do...

    Congratulations on getting an extra three hours from your bodge, you did well. Now go and get a replacement rod, you've done enough to satisfy the honour of even the thriftiest angler. Besides which, the MoE's of bamboo and carbon fibre are so far apart that I would be astonished if the repair held for ten minutes.

    Simon.
    "To cut a long story short, I stole a camel and escaped to the coast.
    I'm afraid I was very, very drunk.": Rowley Birkin QC.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Snapped rod, what would Von Frankenstein do...

    A repair with bamboo and hot melt glue is destined to fail.

    If it's a must get a section of rod that fits inside the break then fix it with aralrdite, better still replace the rod, sigmas are dirt cheap.

    Al
    Last edited by speytime; 12-02-2019 at 05:34 PM.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Snapped rod, what would Von Frankenstein do...

    A new rod will happen.

    A challenge then, will it last longer than 10 mins
    Still going to bodge it as nothing to lose. Might rethink my approach.



    Will repair then have a go on the fields for a practice session to the bitter end

    really glad i didn't a £££ rod to start with.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Snapped rod, what would Von Frankenstein do...

    Treat yourself to a new rod as it's really not worth the hassle. There are plenty of rods out there now to suit everyones budget & taste.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Snapped rod, what would Von Frankenstein do...

    There is a weight of experience here advising you to bin it. If you repair it, it will cast like a dog anyway, so buy a replacement and be gentle with it.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Snapped rod, what would Von Frankenstein do...

    I normally don't need an excuse to purchase a new rod but, anything in that condition is a kick up the backside to get one. As previously posted, how much & how far are you prepared to carry on doing repairs?
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Snapped rod, what would Von Frankenstein do...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigma View Post
    A new rod will happen.

    A challenge then, will it last longer than 10 mins
    Still going to bodge it as nothing to lose. Might rethink my approach.



    Will repair then have a go on the fields for a practice session to the bitter end

    really glad i didn't a £££ rod to start with.
    Ok I confess, I like your style. If nothing else a repair will be good practise and it's what got me started. Do what Rusty, Bumble and Speytime have said, internal spigot of carbon fibre. Quiver tip or broken section from a different rod. Make sure there is a good key, so if it's from an old section remove any finish. Then use a slow cure epoxy to make the join. Good luck.

    Simon.
    "To cut a long story short, I stole a camel and escaped to the coast.
    I'm afraid I was very, very drunk.": Rowley Birkin QC.

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