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Stealth Fly rod Rod Tip broken - Advice
« on: November 12, 2015, 01:18:19 PM »
Hi gents,


After a very tough day out on the Vaal river this Saturday which passed (we did a 11km drift from Schoemansdrift bridge, flows were at 9.24 so was a slog) I was rewarded with an awesome small mouth yellow of 4.05kg  :happ: :hnthnt:  My PB to date.


However, 400m from the end my mate who was on the boat with me slipped and fell on my rod snapping the tip. I phoned Stealth in JHB and they have discontinued the rod so do not have stock of the tips which would have only cost me R170 if they had stock. They suggested I take the rod to them and see if any newer models don't fit my rod, this poses a problem as I am some 180km away and don't want to drive through to JHB just for that (Stealth 6-7WT 9ft model 9067).


So my questions are: Is it fixable? Can I fix it myself and how should I go about it? Is there perhaps anyone in the Klerksdorp area who fixes rods that I can take it too?


Kind regards


Nathan


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Re: Stealth Fly rod Rod Tip broken - Advice
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 01:40:39 PM »
You now have an excuse to buy a Sage or perhaps a Tomas & Tomas w;k

Can you not measure the ferrule with a caliper and have them check for a compatible tip? failing that ET on the forum is a fly rod fundi he may be able to repair or offer advice.

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Re: Stealth Fly rod Rod Tip broken - Advice
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 02:01:28 PM »
Thanks Cam Mundy,


Will measure tonight. Unfortunately I have champagne taste but coca-cola money!  :hehe:

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Re: Stealth Fly rod Rod Tip broken - Advice
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 04:24:40 PM »
In my experience that sort of repair to a fly rod is not worth it. It will never load and cast the same because the repair stiffens the tip and changes the action. my 2c sorry Nathan.

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Re: Stealth Fly rod Rod Tip broken - Advice
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 04:31:58 PM »
In my experience that sort of repair to a fly rod is not worth it. It will never load and cast the same because the repair stiffens the tip and changes the action. my 2c sorry Nathan.

100% right! And even if you dont notice the changed action  - it will always be in your mind and bug you until you buy a new rod - been there before!!!