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New2TheFly

Broken rod tip

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I foolishly broke off the tip of my rod yesterday. I purchased the rod at Cabelas over a year ago and have no receipt, but they probably don't replace rods broken by clumsy users anyway. Is there any way to reattach the tip or am I out of luck? Any advise is appreciated guys.

Brian

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It's worth calling Cabela's and see what they say. There are shops that can replace broken rod tips.

How far doen did you break it??

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You can probably fix it yourself if Cabela's won't replace it for you. Go to a tackle shop and get a tip top that will fit over the blank and hot glue it back in place or use some two part epoxy.

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I would ask Cabela's if they cover it. Worst case they can say no. Best case you get a new rod. It's always worth a try.

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I don't think 2-3 inches is beyond repair. I also think I try to put a new one on yhourself. I've done it a few times and found that slipping a short piece of "Shrink wrap" before gluing the new one on then slip the heat shrink over the glued tip and a inch or so on the rod.

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Hey guys, good tip starting with Cabelas, I swung in yesterday. The guys in the rod department said the rod discontinued in 2006 and only had a 2 year warranty. I told him, truthfully, that I had purchased the rod less than 2 years ago but no longer had a receipt . They ended up swapping out my 2006 Tourney Trail for a brand new 2009 model. Keep those receipts in a careful place!

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