We are sure most carp and specialist anglers have broken either a rod tip or damaged a tip eye during their fishing career!
In this blog we look at how to fix a broken rod tip ring quickly and effectively.
What do you need?
1. Hot melt glue (available from any DIY shop)
2. A lighter.
3. Pair of forceps or pliers.
4. New rod tip ring.
5. Sandpaper or Stanley knife.
Separate the damaged tip eye from the rod blank by heating it with a lighter for about 4-5 seconds. This will allow the old glue to release. Once heated up, use the pliers or forceps to pull off the old eye.
Get the rod blank prepared for the new eye by sanding the tip section to smooth off any excess glue or graphite shards. This can also be done carefully with a stanley blade.
Use your lighter to melt the end of the glue stick for a few seconds.
Apply a small amount of hot melt glue to the prepared tip section.
Slide the new eye into position. Ensure to line it up with the other eyes quickly before the glue hardens. Peel off any excess glue and you are good to hit the bank again!