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Old 10-23-2006, 10:32 PM
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I am an idiot, lets get that out of the way. I partially cracked the 2nd guide on a Ron Arra in car door. Its still fishable, and I want to nurse it through the fall. If I get a breakoff it will sit the bench immediately. Question is, should I even try and repair this on my own or seek a professional? I have only ever replaced tips.
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Old 10-26-2006, 11:56 AM
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why not do it your self? its quite simple.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:29 AM
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Default I didn't feel like doing it myself, so....

I had one replaced this year for $10, including the SiC guide. Three day turnaround. Good as new. You just have to find the right guy, in your area.
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:44 AM
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Default Re: I didn't feel like doing it myself, so....

You can save a couple of bucks by doing it yourself and possibly F-up an Arra or bring it to a reputable shop.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: I didn't feel like doing it myself, so....

would you recommend a reputable shop in nomoco... i did the same dumb thing that roger did to my team daiwa surf rod.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: I didn't feel like doing it myself, so....

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would you recommend a reputable shop in nomoco... i did the same dumb thing that roger did to my team daiwa surf rod.
what about for a cheap rod? I had a penn spinfisher I was using for years and damaged the tip guide and the second guide. It's a great bang around rod that I don't want to chuck, even though it's a cheapie.

I'll probably try to hack through the repair myself, just don't think the rod warrants spending any labor $$ on it.
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:42 PM
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New guide and some black tape...simple, quick fix
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Old 11-29-2006, 02:43 PM
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I was thinking of at least some thread and epoxy *LOL* black tape
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Quick fix to last him through the season.

I did it with one of my fluke sticks and worked fine until I was done with it and took it back to my rod craftsman
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:42 AM
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Its held up through the season. Will find a craftsman in the winter. GT if you have a good one let me know.
Had a tip repaired at a local store [sporting goods store, not a big chain but not a local B&T either] and it failed this weekend. Glad I had a spare rod in the truck.
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Old 12-11-2006, 04:28 PM
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I have put off getting rods repaired in the past worring about cost. Not any more it is not that expensive. ($16 to replace the stripping quide). I now look for discounted rods that need repair. Bench it for a while before you loose a big fish and get it repaired.
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