Rod repair is an important part of custom rod building because it is the best way to fix your favorite fishing rod and save money doing it.
Facebook Live from Wednesday March 8
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Repairing your Custom Fishing Rod
Whether repairing or replacing custom fishing components like guides, tip tops, and handles, Mud Hole’s Facebook Live from March 8 features the industry leading tips that will fix your favorite fishing rod and preserve its performance.
Facebook Live’s rod repair session includes:
Restoring Fishing Rod Grips and Blanks
While fishing, custom handle assemblies have the greatest risk of damage. Regardless of material, handles and grips are subject to damage and deterioration from exposure to the environmental elements of fishing as well as repeated use.
Whether sloughing, chipping, or just weathering away, it is important to realize and repair these damaging signs before your handle assembly deteriorates completely. There are many ways to re-grip and adequately fix handle assemblies without ever sacrificing your favorite fishing rod or its dependable performance.
In addition to restoring grips, many anglers often experience the crushing defeat of smashing their custom fishing rod’s butt end. Most often, the butt end of a blank is crushed by car doors, or misplaced footsteps, but these unfortunate events don’t always lead to the rod’s death. Sleeving the butt of a blank is the only way to salvage the rod blank itself while also preserving its previous performance.
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When a custom handle assembly is damaged to the point that it deters the rod’s ultimate performance, it is time to replace it. Never lay a rod to rest when there are easy, inexpensive ways to address and repair the deterioration of your handle assembly.
Winn has recently released the Winn Rod Handle System to do just that.
Since the Winn Handles come sized and pre-assembled, it strategically takes out the guesswork of your grip repair. Not only does this simplify the process, but it also speeds it up so you can get back on the water with your favorite fishing rod.
Whether you are new to rod building or a seasoned craftsman, the Winn Rod Handle System is the perfect way to restore old grips and recapture the high-performance of your custom fishing rod.
Replacing a Custom Rod’s Tip-Top
Broken tip-tops are on of the most common fishing rod failures. Likewise, how to measure and replace the tip-top have become the most frequently asked questions.
The sound of snapping off a tip-top is as unique as it is heart-breaking. Arguably the most upsetting, the frequent cause of death for tip-tops is actually human error. Whether packing up or on the water fishing, broken tip-tops can devastate any angler and not to mention, an entire fishing trip.
Whether severing the tip-top closing the car door, stepping on the rod, or just reeling in the lure in too far, the point is that it happens and you can fix it. If you fall in this category, check out these 5
And don’t forget, Mud Hole offers an assortment of Rod Repair Kits that provide the perfect fix for all rod builders.
Repairing a Broken Fishing Rod Guide
Each guide along a fishing rod is as—if not more—important than the last. Whether it’s a stripping or running guide, all guides are equally important to the overall performance of the fishing rod.
Meaning, the remaining rod’s performance is severely reduced after losing even one guide. A common rod failure in fishing, damaged guides are often the result of being used as a hook keeper, stepped on, or bashed against a hard surface.
In some cases, the guide frame will remain intact, but the insert ring will end up cracked, chipped, or missing. But never continue fishing with an impaired insert ring because it will shred your fishing line and eventually, sever the line completely.
Removing and replacing broken guides is not only possible, but when done with the correct technique, it is also rather simple.
Fixing a Loose Reel Seat
The reel seat is crucial to a custom fishing rod because it secures and sustains the reel. We can all agree catching fish requires a sturdy and steadfast reel, but what happens when if the reel seat fails?
Occasionally, due to manufacturer defects and broken glue bonds, a reel seat’s mount on the rod blank will loosen and fail to maintain the reel. This rod and reel failure ruins the performance of a custom fishing rod, so repairing that reel seat is the best way to get you back on the water with renewed performance.