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Old 12-03-2012, 05:01 PM
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Default Replacing the insert of a stripping guide

I have a problem. I have an older TFO Professional 9' 9wt two piece rod. It has not been used for a awhile; while checking it the other day, I see that the insert in the first stripping guide is gone and lost. The inside measurement of the metal circular frame is 3/4'. I know I could simply remove the metal frame and replace it with another stripping guide but hesitate to cut into the old wrapping.
Is the a place where I can purchase merely the insert and glue it into the metal frame?
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Had a similiar problem. After some research found my only option was to purchase another stripping guide and pop the insert out of it and put it in the one without one . Seems you can always buy guides but not the inserts!
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Default Re: Replacing the insert of a stripping guide

The best way to do it is to replace the whole guide. If you know someone that builds rods it should be fairly cheap to have it done and if they are good, you should not be able to tell it has ever been worked on.

If you do rod building yourself, you can use a hair dryer to soften up the flexcoat and remove it with your thumbnail. Cut on top of the foot only with an exacto knife. Treat the blank like it has a detonation device hidden in the finish.

You may also want to call the rod company and see what they say before you do any of the above.
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Default Re: Replacing the insert of a stripping guide

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The best way to do it is to replace the whole guide. If you know someone that builds rods it should be fairly cheap to have it done and if they are good, you should not be able to tell it has ever been worked on.

If you do rod building yourself, you can use a hair dryer to soften up the flexcoat and remove it with your thumbnail. Cut on top of the foot only with an exacto knife. Treat the blank like it has a detonation device hidden in the finish.

You may also want to call the rod company and see what they say before you do any of the above.
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