These are just a sample of the rods I have customized or repaired; I can make a rod from blank shafts in 30 minutes and do a repair like the one I am going to show you in fifteen minutes. Many of the rods I get are from the garbage others are given to me and some I buy or build with parts I buy or salvage.
Step 1: Rod From The Garbage
I was out for a walk when I spotted this fishing rod in the garbage the but end was broken just in front of the guide behind the ferrule and it was covered in a thick layer of dust. The price tag saying $47.95 was still on the rod telling me they broke the rod just after buying it and left it in storage for some time before throwing it out.
Step 2: The Reel
The first thing I did for this repair was to take the reel off the rod, clean and test it. The reel looked and worked like new, this rod was worth taking out of the garbage just for the reel.
Step 3: The Break
The but is the strongest part of the rod and breaks like this one happen for two reasons; cold and stressed or just over stressed, this can happen when the drag on the reel is set too heavy, the line is too heavy, and you pull to hard, or try to lift a big fish. It can happen when the drag is set right the line is the right poundage and the rod is very cold. This reel is rated for 6-8-10 pounds and the rod is rated for 8-10-12 pounds. I tested the old line and estimated it was 15 pound test.