Re: Fly rod repair
Looks like a pretty bad place to break. Where most of the action of the rod is. I’d have to think a repair is probably as expensive of a new rod. But honestly don’t know.
I have repaired some of my own, more spinning, but my 8wt fly slinger is 7’-6” with a replacement tip. I am a bit of a pack rat and keep other rods that break. If you can’t find a reasonable repair option and happen to have another old rod tip, you can make it usable. Saw both ends clean and sand down. Get a 6” or so section of an old rod tip that would fit inside, again, clean ends for it too. Cover your insert section with epoxy, especially ends. Set it inside and then epoxy around your joint. You can wrap in thread to his the joint and acts like rebar/gravel in cement, but probably not all that necessary with an insert. It won’t cast the same way, but will work. I have done with spinning rods and will work. There are YouTube videos showing the process. Something to keep you going and be a back up until you are able to get a new battle axe. A fix you might not feel great about it a dream level fish is on, but might give you the chance of that dream level fish that you wouldn’t have…