Just replaced several rod guides on a few rods. Once I saw how easy it was, I went dug out every broken rod in the garage and removed all of the guides that were in decent shape.
What you need:
Lighter (if removing several, I just lit a candle)
2-part Epoxy (5 minute)
tape (freezer or scotch tape will work) (tape small piece of thread to rod that you are going to pull tag end with after finished, will see in videos)
Lots of videos on youtube that are really helpful, but I bought everything I needed at Wal-Mart.
If you don't have a rod turner the epoxy will sag a little. I just rotate by hand for several minutes and then place with guides up overnight. I trim it with X-Acto knife and sand smooth the following day.
If you are handwinding the spool like me, I find it helpful to tie a heavy weight to the first end of the thread and let it hang down to keep the wraps somewhat tight.
Not perfect but works good enough for me for a quick fix.
Edited by sprigsss (07/07/17 02:17 PM)