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Rod Guide Repair

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I have a decent quality Fenwick rod with a "crushed" guide (done while transporting). Does anyone have a recommendation for repair? Should I contact Fenwick? Find someone who does this work locally (Missouri)? I really would not want to spend money to ship the rod (6'6" one piece). What about the possibility of replacing the guide myself (never have done this before). Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Good fishing to all.

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While an easy fix, certainly, unless you know someone in your are, you are still going to have to ship the rod somewhere to get it repaired.

We do repairs, reasonably priced. Turn-around time is quick on most repairs.

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Its really not hard to do. I just replaced some guides on a buddies rod this week.

Use a razor blade to cut into the wrap on the top of the guide foot and then heat the wrap up with a flame off to the side of the rod and the rest of the wrap will peel away pretty easily. Carefully scrap off any residue left behind. Then you are ready to wrap on your replacement guides.

If you do some online research you can find some how-to videos on guide wrapping and finishing.

Good luck

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