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eyelets replacements??

TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 709 Officer
Ok, odd question, but two of my plastic eyelets have popped out of the metal ring in two of my guides. Is there a place I can just order the plastic pieces as opposed to replacing the whole guide? I know I'll need to measure to make sure I get the right size, but the rod is only two years old.

thanks!

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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,794 Captain
    Item #1... they're not plastic but a ceramic ring of some sort.

    Item #2.... no they can't be replaced once they pop out (although it would sure be nice....).

    Item #3.... when you lose an insert you're going to have to replace the entire guide .... the good news is that many tackle shops do repairs and some might even be better than what you had originally.

    Lastly... go to Mudhole.com for a quick view of their catalogue of rodbuilding components - they also have tutorials for those willing to do their own repairs...

    Good luck, doing an occasional repair years ago is how I got into building my own rods - my first one was in 1971....
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 709 Officer
    well that was kind of depressing news, but thanks! I'll check out mudhole.com and see if I can order what I need. I don't like paying people to do what I can or need to learn to do.
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 12,461 AG
    They sell replacement ones at **** Sporting goods. I went another way, and took an eyelet from an old rod that fit and put on the new one. Glad i didn't throw that old one away.
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  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,309 Admiral
    Trevfishin wrote: »
    well that was kind of depressing news, but thanks! I'll check out mudhole.com and see if I can order what I need. I don't like paying people to do what I can or need to learn to do.

    I don't know where you are at but up here my rod guy just charges 5 bucks to r and r the old with the new and the price of the replacement guide or guides. To me it is not worth the headache or effort for those few pennies.
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

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  • TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 709 Officer
    Haha, I'm in Charlotte,NC, so trying to find that service around here is practically impossible. I'll check ****, Cabellas and Bass Pro. Thanks
  • SpineymanSpineyman Destin, FlPosts: 8,309 Admiral
    Trevfishin wrote: »
    Haha, I'm in Charlotte,NC, so trying to find that service around here is practically impossible. I'll check ****, Cabellas and Bass Pro. Thanks
    Surely there are rod builders there in the area. If not it really isn't that hard to do.
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

    II Chronicles 7:14
    if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.



  • TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 709 Officer
    Yea, I'll end up doing it myself, I appreciate all the info though
  • TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 709 Officer
    Ok, real quick or whenever someone see's this....found the size eyelets I need, does the type of thread I wrap it with matter or can I get it at like a Michael's or a hobby store along with the apoxy. I guess I could just use some old PP 20lb braid I have if it doesn't matter. Not trying to be cheap, but it just comes natural to me :). Thanks....Oh and for the guys who do this professionally, try not to pull your hair out after reading this....
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,794 Captain
    Yes you can use anything from real light mono to some kind of cheap thread...... but if you want the job to hold up over time check out an outfit like Mudhole to see what's actually meant for rod wrapping thread. If you go to big box store (****'s, etc.) you might find some basic thread for sale right where they have the guides you need. Remember though that a tutorial on how to do it will save you time and help you do a proper job. The kind of places that repair rods and reels will always be local tackle shops - never the big box outfits... Here's a pic of an underwrap I did last week for a 20lb stick I was re-wrapping. It's kind of an old pattern but it shows what's possible if you learn to wrap your own...
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    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 709 Officer
    Wow, well done...I have time to do it right, but I was just curious when it comes to the thread type, epoxy and type of urethane to use. Needless to say I have a little bit of learning curve. Thanks for the info...
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,794 Captain
    Remember as well that most of the catalogue outfits, Mudhole, Angler's Workshop, etc. provide tutorials in the basics as part of that free catalogue (and if you look everything's probably on line these days as well....
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • Jack HexterJack Hexter New Port RicheyPosts: 4,909 Moderator
    Get the correct rod wrapping thread from Mudhole. A 100 yard spool will do a whole rod or two. You probably will need 2 or three colors to match the other wraps. And there is a difference between "NCP" thread and Non-NCP or regular thread which does not need color preserver. Mudhole can tell you the difference.

    Wrapping is fairly easy once you start and you do not need a motor to turn the rod while wrapping, but you will probably need one to turn it while the finish is drying. I use an old BBQ rotisserie motor Pick one up at a flea market if you don't already have one, and a rod butt cap with a 1/4-20 nut and bolt glued into the receiver of the motor.

    One other word of caution; the epoxy you use, be it Flex-Coat or Diamond Bright or some other rod building finish, is VERY SPECIFIC and EXACTING when it says mix 50/50. Measure in some plastic syringes or graduated medical type measuring cups.
  • TrevfishinTrevfishin In my mind I'm in my kayak fishing, unfortunately physically I'm at work :(Posts: 709 Officer
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