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Rod Tip Ring insert Replacement #13954930 04/10/21 02:27 PM
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Hey guys....no rod builder here but I have a Shimano Crucial that I have had for close to 10 years and I absolutely love it for working weightless soft plastics. It is very sensitive and has good feel. Last time out I heard the noise...you know.....the one where there was a little clanging at the top between the tip and the second guide. The ring insert came out of the frame and was suspended on the line. I hate to throw it out and wondered if this ring could be replaced? Or if replacing the tip was the best option? Thanks for your advice.


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"Spit in his mouth, Son. It will make him grow bigger faster"
My late grandfather Bill Chapman (and former lake patrolman at Lake Tyler, TX)
I have spent the past 50 years spitting in their mouths...increasing the size of Texas fish with every spit!

P.B. 9.4 lbs - Lake Fork
2004 Triton TR-21X 225HP Mercury
Re: Rod Tip Ring insert Replacement [Re: Top Waters] #13955285 04/10/21 10:01 PM
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Tips are sold in 5 to a package at the box stores,...usually 5 different sizes, and with the heat glue.
Ive replaces several on some bass and crappie rods. If I can do it anyone can, instructions on the bag, I think.

Re: Rod Tip Ring insert Replacement [Re: Top Waters] #13955560 04/11/21 05:20 AM
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Thanks Jim. I have tried them before but they didn't seem to have the same feel or look of the factory. I was hoping there was something out there a little more refined than the kit that could get this great rod back in the boat.


GO -------> fish

"Spit in his mouth, Son. It will make him grow bigger faster"
My late grandfather Bill Chapman (and former lake patrolman at Lake Tyler, TX)
I have spent the past 50 years spitting in their mouths...increasing the size of Texas fish with every spit!

P.B. 9.4 lbs - Lake Fork
2004 Triton TR-21X 225HP Mercury
Re: Rod Tip Ring insert Replacement [Re: Top Waters] #13955963 04/11/21 06:30 PM
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You might try Barlows in Richardson. They should be able to fix you up.

Re: Rod Tip Ring insert Replacement [Re: Top Waters] #13958156 04/13/21 10:50 AM
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I would try to glue it back in with epoxy. Not complicated at all. I've done it twice. Both times worked just fine.

Last edited by MinMirny; 04/13/21 10:50 AM.

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