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ISO Rod Repair near Mckinney #14305751 03/06/22 12:26 AM
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Looking for someone near Mckinney who could replace eyes and reel seat on a Shimano rod. Want to convert spinning rod into baitcasting rod.

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It's going to cost you more than the rod is worth. Good new casting rod these days not that expensive.

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I understand I just really like the rod but hate using a spinning reel.

Re: ISO Rod Repair near Mckinney [Re: Bofish] #14306135 03/06/22 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Bofish
I understand I just really like the rod but hate using a spinning reel.

You can buy parts from Mud-Hole or another source and do it yourself. You don't really need the spinner and tools, though when I replace an eye I can see where it would be helpful. Replacing one or two eyes got me thinking I would like to try my hand at a custom build, but I haven't pulled the trigger to start a new hobby!


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My biggest issue is getting the old eyes and the spinning reel seat off. Any ideas there?

Re: ISO Rod Repair near Mckinney [Re: Bofish] #14306419 03/06/22 09:25 PM
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Like the other guys said buy the rod building supplies from mudhole an make you a new one. Changing a reel seat from spinning to casting, can you even do that? sounds like a PITA

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Sounds like you just need to put a baitcaster on it and roll with it. Iā€™d hate to mess with the good action it already has.


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Originally Posted by Bofish
My biggest issue is getting the old eyes and the spinning reel seat off. Any ideas there?

For the eyes, a razor blade or really sharp knife will cut through the epoxy and thread. Do it one at a time then rub it with high grit if you want to smooth it out. Once you have a clean slate you can tape or super glue the replacement eyes before you start wrapping. Once secure, finish with the epoxy, one eye at a time. I wouldn't mess with the tip, though a heat gun *MAY* get that off for you.

Real seat - you have to start from the bottom and work your way up. Butt cap, grips, and real seat will need to slide off the bottom. Then you can replace it in the opposite order. I've only had to fix a bottom grip, but they are on tight, and I would assume it is a PITA to do!


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Thanks David

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Here's one more thought... Since a Spinning setup is 'upside down', could you double wrap the guide-train and have a dual-purpose rod? confused


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