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tca1954 02-03-2008 12:32 PM

broken tip and performance
Hi everybody,

I recently broke the tip off my redington rs2 4 wt. rod. I was heart broken because this is one of my favorite rods. I only lost about an inch off the end and I am hoping that I can just glue a new tip on. Since I don't want to bother to send it in for repairs, I was wondering if I just glue a new tip to the end will the performance of the rod change at all?


MBWCC 02-03-2008 12:43 PM

Re: broken tip and performance
Doubtful most humans could tell the difference--I know I couldn't.

I don't know if Redington uses a thermoplastic glue for the tips, but if so you might be able to extract the broken piece and re-use the existing tip guide. Grab the rod stump with a hemostat and gently heat the tip guide with a heat gun. If it is thermoplastic glue the tip guide will slide off the rod stump after a little heat is applied.

Others may be able to tell you if the above is a futile effort.

Frank Whiton 02-03-2008 12:48 PM

Re: broken tip and performance
Hi tca1954,

Sorry for your bad luck. One inch is not going to make any difference in performance. The best glue to use is the stick that you heat. There is a possibility that the tip that is on the rod may still fit. It is according how radical your taper is. Some tips are the same diameter the last few inches. You can remove the piece of rod by heating the metal tip. Any good fly shop will have replacement tips if you need one. You can also order one from Cabela's or Mudhole.


tca1954 02-03-2008 01:04 PM

Re: broken tip and performance
Thanks for the info. I will try what you have recommended.

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