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John T.

Member Since 07 Oct 2009
Offline Last Active Sep 16 2018 03:22 PM
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Repair question

07 September 2018 - 01:09 PM

A friend built a fly rod about 8-10 years ago at my class at church. He brought the tip by today to see if I could repair it. It is a 4 ft. tip and the break is about 14 inches from the female ferrule. I do have a piece of a tip that I can glue and insert into the lower section. Then I can slip the other part over the old tip. It is a clean break, fortunately. He suspects that some of the grandkids might have something to do with it as they have been fishing with him. Now- how much of the tip should I insert into each of the broken pieces? The tip section is about 14 inches long. Many thanks to all. Will epoxy it in place and wrap with black thread to hide the break.


Hello after a long time!

26 July 2018 - 12:58 PM

Closed the rod building about 18 months ago. I did find a niche as it is often suggested for a business but, after much  contemplation, didn't retire to go into a full time job again. Always enjoyed the knowledge and banter from the RBF group and learned a lot from them. I am now focusing on carp fishing, with Euro spinning gear or now, with a fly rod. Have some contacts in east TN who have volunteered to show me some places to catch common carp and grass carp. Best to you all!