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walleyeking19

MY EYES ARE FALLING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Okay, so here's what happened...I was reeling in a rock bass last night and after I put the dumb thing back in the water, I looked at the top 2 eyelets on my rod. The insides of both eyelets came out. I got more fish after that with no problem but is there a way of replacing them or do I need a new rod all together?

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Take it to Thorne Bros and have them replace the eyes that are going bad, I don't know of a shop closer that does this but there might be one

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What kind of rod/guides is it? No sense replacing guides on a $20 rod, but a $200 rod it's a no brainer.

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I had the same thing happen to me... but it wasn't a fish that did it. It was my 4 yr old son banging my rod against the metal basketball pole in the driveway.

(leave them unsupervised for a second and look what happens - ha ha)

I took it to a local rod builder and he only charged me $5 per eye. He even replaced the broken ceramic eyes with new titanium ones.

Now all my rods hang up high horizontal on the garage wall, to avoid tempting my son again...

But check with your local rod builders in your area and see what they can do for ya...

Redbeard

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If the eyes are in good shape yet, get some clear epoxy and super glue.

Put the eyes back in with a drop of super glue to hold them in place then take a fine paint brush and apply a ring of epoxy around it and the metal ring of the eye.

Lay the rod horizontal to dry but you'll have to rotate it several times to keep an epoxy "drip" from forming.

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Wow!! Walleyeking19, Scared me for a minute!! Granpappy caught me in the barn one day and told me if "I did that too much.. my eyes would fall out"!! Thank goodness for your eyes!! grin I've learned otherwise since! winkwink Phred52

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Try Midwest rod and reel in Prior lake, they will take great care of you...

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Try Midwest rod and reel in Prior lake, they will take great care of you...

I should've checked this earlier. I just was up in Prior Lake last night. That would've been an easy one then

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