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#11919706 - 11/06/16 11:25 AM Rod and Guide Repair
Brent S Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2578
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
How many of you guys repair your own guides? I've paid to get some guides replaced before and it wasn't cheap. I'm thinking about just doing it myself. I've got a few bent guides and a guide missing an insert. I'm looking at buying a wrapper, thread, and epoxy to do it myself though I would like some feedback before going through with it.

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#11919712 - 11/06/16 11:30 AM Re: Rod and Guide Repair [Re: Brent S]
epicoutdoors Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1919
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
It's pretty simple to do. Check out some of the YouTube video's on the subject. The biggest pain is just collecting all of the necessary equipment to do it.

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#11919727 - 11/06/16 11:49 AM Re: Rod and Guide Repair [Re: Brent S]
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4045
Loc: Dallas,tx
I save broken rods for the eyes.a little superglue and power pro works.

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#11919933 - 11/06/16 02:12 PM Re: Rod and Guide Repair [Re: Brent S]
Old Tracker Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 73
Loc: Valley View TX
Repairing guides is fairly easy; checkout mudhole.com for instructional videos and supplies

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#11919936 - 11/06/16 02:14 PM Re: Rod and Guide Repair [Re: Old Tracker]
Brent S Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2578
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Originally Posted By: Old Tracker
Repairing guides is fairly easy; checkout mudhole.com for instructional videos and supplies


That's where I've been looking. Very informative and they have everything!

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#11919951 - 11/06/16 02:26 PM Re: Rod and Guide Repair [Re: Brent S]
CAbaylor2014 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 324
Loc: Waco, TX
It's honestly not very difficult to learn. I wrap custom rods, but just putting on a new eye isn't tough. If you're not doing many, just build yourself a hand wrapping lathe... no need to buy an expensive power lathe.
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#11920474 - 11/06/16 08:21 PM Re: Rod and Guide Repair [Re: Brent S]
Triton417 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 15
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I took a class with Mud Hole. As part of the class you received everything you need to repair your rods except for the drier. You get plenty of help while building your own rod.

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