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Hey guys,

Today, after about 25 years...i finally broke my first rod tip..unfortunately it was about 8" from the tip on my 6wt fly rod.

Its a white river hobbs creek 8'-6" 6wt that is the 4 piece version. 

What is my best option? Are there rod repair kits that would work?

Can i order just the 4th segment of the same rod as a spare part?

Is there a repair shop that ya'll would recommend?

Or with fly rods, once its broke, am i better off just buying a new rod?

Thanks!

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Pretty sure you can't just order a segment, they have to match it up.  Contact Hobb's creek, I think is Bass Pro model?   I fish TFO, Orvis, and Sage rods and embarassed to say broke them all, not on fish.  Only excuse is I fish a lot, but mostly careless. They all have pretty good repair policies, varying prices..  Orvis is 60 dollars, Sage 30, and TfO 30.. Send in the remaining segments, they repair and send back.

 

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@MNtransplant If it's clean break with no missing pieces, I'm sure it can be repaired with a stent and an over wrap, that near the tip the inside diameter will be so small that the stent will need to be music wire;  and yes some rods you can order a replacement section, I doubt you can on that rod though.

However that rod or one that fits that description is on sale now for $62.88 https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/white-river-fly-shop-hobbs-creek-fly-rod

My advice is if you like that one buy another or two while the clearance is going on. They may not ever have that one again?

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Its actually more like 20" from the tip now that i looked at it again...here's a couple of pics, ball point pen for reference...where would i find a kit with different sized stents?

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If it took you 25 years to break a rod you're either freakishly careful or not fishing with kids enough. :D In either case Dr. ness prescribes the following treatment: 

Buy a new rod. Don't try to fix the old one, and don't buy a cheap one like these other tight arses are recommending. Treat yourself! It's been a quarter century!! If you need, do some mathematical justification. Buy a $1,000 rod that lasts your previous average of 25 years, and you're only talking $40 a year. You could blow that much on a couple trips to McDonalds. Do it!!

You're welcome in advance. 

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