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    Scotty MacFly
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    After fishing today, as I was disassembling my rod, I was removing the reel and the threaded end slid off. Looks like the glue gave out.

    The rod is under warranty, but for something that’s an easy fix I can’t see paying $45 plus shipping to get this fixed.

    My question is, what kind of bonding solution is used to hold this end piece on? Or can I just use super glue?

    I wont do anything till I get your suggestions.

    Terryll

    #4328

    Dark Waters
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    Any good epoxy will work, the 30 minute stuff will give you more time to mix and set it. 5 Minute epoxy dries really fast, and I think I’ve heard it’s more brittle, but I don’t know if thats true or not.

    I use u-40 rod bond, it comes in two containers that you mix. You would have to order that, the epoxy you can find locally.

    #4329

    Lightline
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    Ya, what he said. I use “two ton” epoxy. Just slower drying than 5-minute. I would also roughen up both the wood insert and the end with some sand paper to help the next coat of epoxy adhere. I’ve done this with a couple of rods, and everything is still stuck together!

    Don’t use super glue. It won’t last long.

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