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Old 12-18-2019, 09:13 AM
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Broken Fly Rod Tip Section

In my 40 years of fly fishing, I have broken five rods. Two were in Colorado and three here in Arizona. None were on fish. Also in those 40 years, I built the only fly rod I will ever make. It is a 9' medium/fast action on a Fisher blank and it is my all time favorite rod. It's not one that would pass inspection by the fly fishing fashion police but it is a great high sticking, short line, pocket water nymphing rod.

This is one of the rods I broke, last year. It is broken about 12" below the tip. It is not in two pieces but rather, is shattered. I know what to do to attempt to repair it but before I do, I want to do what I've done in years past.

An acquaintance in the Denver area owns a fishing store called, Discount Fishing Tackle. He carries all sorts of fishing stuff he collects by purchasing estate sales and going out of business stores. A bunch of years ago, I was in need of a fly rod tip. I rummaged through a pile of tips and found one that worked. It wasn't perfectly balanced but worked beautifully.

Does anyone know of a source like this in Arizona or does anyone have some old tip sections collecting dust?

The ferrule is not like most you find these days so finding one may be a problem.
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:53 PM
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I can't find a replacement tip so I will try for a repair. I need some expert advice. Will someone contact me by either PM or this section so I can explain what the problem is?
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