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GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? #13133288 04/24/19 08:48 PM
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I know that sounds pretty redneck but Im thinking about doing it.

I always use 1 piece rods unless its one of the long 10'+ rods but a few years ago I ran across a deal on some 2 piece spinning ultralights that I couldn't pass up. The rods are cheap but they serve their purpose very well. Its aggravating when the 2 sections become misaligned when casting though. When vertical jigging its a non-issue. I tried the good ole duct tape and while it keeps the 2 pieces from separating it does not prevent the twisting.

So my question is would it hurt to super glue these suckers together? Anyone here done that before? What glue would be best?

These rods are way under 6' in length so getting them in a rod box is not an issue even when glued together.

Re: GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? [Re: JCBfromTHF] #13133300 04/24/19 08:55 PM
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just a thought...if you have a roll of plumbers thread tape, I'd give that a go on the "inside" rod section before permanently gluing it.
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Re: GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? [Re: JCBfromTHF] #13133301 04/24/19 08:55 PM
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Ive done it and was happy with the results.
I cant remember which glue I used.

Re: GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? [Re: JCBfromTHF] #13133313 04/24/19 09:13 PM
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When I do find my self with a 2 piece other than the 10 ft long saltwater rods I always glue them together if I plan to keep them, they tend to come apart at really inconvenient times like when you hung and trying to break it loose and the top half of the rod slides down the line into the water or you are casting a light lure and the end flies off.. I also put a light coat around any ceramic tips or guides on every rod I buy . I cant remember the last time I lost a eyelet or tip (unless some one shut it in then truck door ) lol. The glues permanent but unless you need a pack rod its the only way to go.


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Re: GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? [Re: JCBfromTHF] #13133450 04/24/19 11:24 PM
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Ok I just glued one of them together. I used some Loctite Go2 Glue that I had already. Its water resistant, and shock resistant so should do well. Its worked well with everything else I have used it on in the past so why not graphite as well.

I will give it a torture test this weekend if I can get out on the water.

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I have used the tip repair stuff that you heat up and melt.


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Re: GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? [Re: MrRoachie] #13133536 04/25/19 12:28 AM
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Great idea. If for some reason you ever want to take it apart, apply a little heat and you're in business.

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I have used the tip repair stuff that you heat up and melt.


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I always a hot glue gun

Re: GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? [Re: JCBfromTHF] #13135210 04/26/19 12:39 PM
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i always epoxy mine together.

Re: GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? [Re: JCBfromTHF] #13143881 05/04/19 12:57 PM
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The Best thing to use is Flex Coat rod building polymer. It will stay glued for the life of the rod or longer... Flex Coat will also bend with the rod without breaking the bond.

Re: GLUING A 2 PIECE ROD TOGETHER?? [Re: JCBfromTHF] #13144034 05/04/19 04:12 PM
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Epoxy, no brainer.

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