Method 1 of 3: Fixing a Broken Rod Blank
- If the rod broke near the tip, you'll either have to replace the tip top/tip ring or cut the broken tip and put a new, larger tip top on the rod. See "Fixing a Broken Rod Tip" for details.
- If the rod broke somewhere else, you'll have to cut out the break and insert a ferrule.
- Don't separate the male and female ferrule until finished with this procedure.
- If the break occurred near a rod guide or the reel seat, the rod's action will be largely unaffected. If the break occurred elsewhere in the middle of the blank, the ferrule will dampen the action, particularly if it is a metal ferrule.
- Do not bend the rod while doing this, as this will split the epoxy sleeve.
- If the rod broke near enough to a guide, you can move the guide over the splice before wrapping the ferrules.
- You can also further disguise the break by adding decorative wrappings elsewhere on the rod.
Method 2 of 3: Fixing a Broken Rod Tip
- Avoid using too much heat, or you might damage the rod tip itself.
- As the tip top guide is more prone to wear than the other guides, if you have to replace the tip top, you should get a replacement with a guide ring of either tungsten carbide or aluminum oxide, both of which are more resistant to grooving than steel. They are more susceptible to side impact damage (crushing), however.
Method 3 of 3: Fixing a Broken Rod Guide
2. Heat the epoxy sealing the guide wrappings.
- If, after reading the above instructions, you find it too challenging to fix a broken rod yourself, you can take your rod to a professional repairer to have it fixed for you. You can find one through your local sporting goods store or on the Internet.
- Instead of repairing your rod to close to its original length, you can take a rod that broke 1/3 to 1/2 the distance from the handle to the tip and convert the tip section into an ice fishing rod.