Post by muddledangler on May 29, 2020 11:04:43 GMT -8
I have an old fenwick rod that I broke in my early teens. Somehow it’s never been tossed and I’ve been curious for 25 plus years if there’s any hope of reviving this rod. I was recently at my folks and found it’s still there. It broke mid section on the upper half. Desperate and afraid, as the rod was actually my dads, I made a poor attempt to join the two halves of the upper section. It was obvious quite quickly that I was way out of my league. The rod is 8’6” bf85-l8. Comments are welcome on feasibility of repair.
Post by Coastrider on May 29, 2020 16:05:41 GMT -8
Judging by the look of it, you could try and sleeve it but even still it will change the rod to much having a stiff section. If it were me and I wanted to keep it as a memory piece, patch it and hang it on the wall. Otherwise, I would get a new blank and transfer the reel seat and guides to it like I did with my Snowbee switch rod. That way you can use it and still have parts of your dads old rod as a reminder of your past. Phil sells some great blanks and they are not too pricey, that would be a cool way to learn the building process. Cheers, Ed
As Ed said it should be fixable, would need to take a closer look at it. Basicly can trim both sides of the break ans add a stint from a donor piece then wrap over and flexcoat. Will change the action and will probably break in tha same spot in the future, but it will work.
Post by Coastrider on May 31, 2020 19:49:39 GMT -8
I just threw out all my broken rod sections, would have been an great way to repair it as that Snowbee blank was super light. I bet if you saw Courtney at Nile Creek he has a bunch of broken sections he wouldnt mind donating to a good cause