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Jsurf

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I have a cracked line guide that I need replaced.  I watched a you-tube video and it seemed a little more complicated than I want to attempt.  Does anyone have a shop or a guy who does rod repairs?    Union, Middlesex, or Manmouth Counties preferred.  Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Jsurf said:

I have a cracked line guide that I need replaced.  I watched a you-tube video and it seemed a little more complicated than I want to attempt.  Does anyone have a shop or a guy who does rod repairs?    Union, Middlesex, or Manmouth Counties preferred.  Thanks.

Honestly not that difficult but little south of that Brielle tackle does or did rod building classes and sell all components so could try calling them if not to far

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On 2/7/2024 at 1:25 PM, Jsurf said:

Thanks.  Is it necessary to have the device that turns the rod?  

No.  I have built a couple rods and replaced many individual guides by turning the rod with my left hand. Toughest part for me is matching the thread and finish to the rest of the rod.  If it’s a high end rod I have it professionally done to get perfect match.  

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pay somebody to do it, seriously.  unless you already have all the supplies and tools, thread, finish epoxy, etc. it's going to cost you 5 times as much to do it yourself.

I've done stuff I ain't proud of, and the stuff I am proud of is disgusting.

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You can Macgyver up a turner fairly easily.  I took a sawzall to old rollerblades sitting in the garage and made an excellent turner.  It's def nice to know how to do it.  That said, here's your equation:  Thread is around $10....epoxy about the same.  Add the cost of the guide and you're still under what it should cost for a pro do it....but not by much.  Also, there's your time, which also has value.....esp if you're busy.   

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If it is just one guide I would bring it to a B & T store like Grumpys's otherwise the cost of the thread and it size and multiple colors if required along with the cost of the flex coat rod wrap[ping finish clean brush and the guide will be more than the $ to bring it to a store..

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My advice is: learn to do it yourself. It's a great hobby. Go to Brielle B&T, take a rod building class, buy the minimum and get going. Catching fish on a self-built rod as the sun's rising proves your alpha manliness!

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