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Rod repair - Cape Cod

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One of my rods has the cork tape coming unbuttoned.  Any shops at the cape that can re wrap the tape on with short notice?    I got the tape wrapped on with some thread as a quick temp fix.  

 

 

 

 

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Ray Cote Cote's Fly Shop & Rod Building  in Leicester might be closer then the cape for you. 508-892-3765.

Quick, Reliable and Reasonable. 

 

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I'm not sure about now, but in years past most tackle shops carried cork tape. If you can get it, just remove the old tape and wrap on the new tape, you can secure the ends with electrical tape or shrink wrap. Or just cover the existing tape with shrink wrap.

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Red Top used to do repairs, don't know about now.

 

FWIW, some golf clubs handles are wrapped with the same tape, maybe a shop that repairs golf clubs could/would be able to fix it.

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10 hours ago, chisler said:

One of my rods has the cork tape coming unbuttoned.  Any shops at the cape that can re wrap the tape on with short notice?    I got the tape wrapped on with some thread as a quick temp fix.  

 

 

 

 

Go see Bruce at Canal B&T................

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I have cork tape and do rod repairs here on the Cape.If you're here on Cape I can do it pretty quickly.The shops right now are all backed up as you know.I'm in the mid-cape if that helps you.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

@theshadow I can meet up with you anytime Friday or thereafter if that can work?  I'll be in Wellfleet Thursday AM.

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Just now, chisler said:

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

@theshadow I can meet up with you anytime Friday or thereafter if that can work?  I'll be in Wellfleet Thursday AM.

PM coming.

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On 7/6/2021 at 5:00 PM, chisler said:

Thanks guys, I appreciate the help.

@theshadow I can meet up with you anytime Friday or thereafter if that can work?  I'll be in Wellfleet Thursday AM.

Once the shadow gives you a little help, perhaps he might also help you increase the diameter of the handle if you have a large hand and it does not close tight enough with out straining it while casting. Peace and Prayers

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3 hours ago, Angler #1 said:

Once the shadow gives you a little help, perhaps he might also help you increase the diameter of the handle if you have a large hand and it does not close tight enough with out straining it while casting. Peace and Prayers

I've never given much thought to grip diameter.  Bob is going to retape the rod as it was originally.  I liked the grip.  However, the 9-6 Airwave elite I'm now using has a smaller diameter butt section and that may be the reason why i prefer the feel if my older rod.  I will give this some thought this winter when  buying an additional rod.

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You can always shrink wrap it and that will last longer than the cork tape! Most shops carry the wrap ! Just did my century 11’ over i didnt like the wraps that were on it!4AD81CAA-9216-44A6-8E59-CF8C1296B7DF.jpeg.e3921ebdefd168c817ae9be460cc9a35.jpeg

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4 hours ago, Angler #1 said:

Once the shadow gives you a little help, perhaps he might also help you increase the diameter of the handle if you have a large hand and it does not close tight enough with out straining it while casting. Peace and Prayers

Doubling the tape is pretty easy and works well.Especially at the butt for the lower hand.Another option to use is cork rings at the butt.Then they are turned down to a football type shape to fit the hand.Leaving most of the blank between just below the reelseat to the butt uncovered.Some casters place the rod between their legs upon retrieval.That way the rod doesn't rub on waders or legs.Shrink wrap is a good way to go too and the newer is much better than the old stuff from years ago.Alot of us old farts still are stuck in the old ways.:laugh:

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sum of us old farts wax the cork to keep the sun,slime,sand,saltwater from drying it out...butches wax worked great...and no it didn't make it slickery.

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22 mins ago, capesams said:

sum of us old farts wax the cork to keep the sun,slime,sand,saltwater from drying it out...butches wax worked great...and no it didn't make it slickery.

Interesting info steve. I would have never thought to do that. 

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3 hours ago, capesams said:

sum of us old farts wax the cork to keep the sun,slime,sand,saltwater from drying it out...butches wax worked great...and no it didn't make it slickery.

Yep! one old fart to another."Slickery"......I like it:laugh:.

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