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    Crack in the reelseat...

    Ok, so one of my favorite bamboo rods has a crack in its reelseat.

    How would this be fixed?

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    Buy a Granger rod bamboo rod next time[QUOTE=golden beetle;178105]Ok, so one of my favorite bamboo rods has a crack in its reelseat.

    How would this be fixed?

    Any ideas?[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by golden beetle View Post
    Ok, so one of my favorite bamboo rods has a crack in its reelseat.

    How would this be fixed?

    Any ideas?
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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    Ok... You wrote "reel seat" I read "Cork". I use the above stuff to fill in missing pieces of the cork. Sorry for the confussion. Either way, someone else might find this useful.

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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    A more detailed explanation of the crack and a few pictures of the reel seat would help us out, so that we might be able to help you out.


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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    Second the need for pictures. A wood or plastic spacer can be glued and held with hose clamps while the glue sets. Metal parts can be tough. JB Weld does a good job, but a glue joint isn't good for threads.

    May have to glue a new reel seat on. If the glue is a thermoplastic you can often place the reel seat in boiling water to soften the glue and pull it off. If it is an epoxt, need to get out the Dremel and do some surgery.


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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    If it is something that you feel will cause a problem in the future, then I would send it off to be reparied. Post a topic to see if one or the bamboo rod builders would be willing to repair it. DO NOT PUT YOUR BAMBOO ROD IN BOILING WATER. If you do, you will be posting about a lot more problems than a crack in your reel seat.

    By the way, I have fished with a crack in my seat for years with no problems, mom said i was born that way sorry, I could not help myself. I apologize

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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    Just use a standard epoxy and wipe clean before the glue has hardened, wrap it with fine cotton thread and set over night. remove thread and lightl scrape sand until all residue is gone. you may have to refinsh with a wipe on poly and buff.
    or send it to me

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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronbo View Post
    Just use a standard epoxy and wipe clean before the glue has hardened, wrap it with fine cotton thread and set over night. remove thread and lightl scrape sand until all residue is gone. you may have to refinsh with a wipe on poly and buff.
    or send it to me
    I think I'll send it to you, Ronbo.

    Thanks.


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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    beetle send it to me im sure i could figure the whole process out lol it will only cost you the amount of the rod

    TF

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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    post a pic of the crack

    Hell no and it aint over now.......

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    Re: Crack in the reelseat...

    Quote Originally Posted by Trouser Trout View Post
    post a pic of the crack
    Not your ass crack Beetle.

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