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solwood
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Posted - 19 April 2018 :  8:22:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit solwood's Homepage Bookmark this topic Add solwood to your friends list

Lost 2-3" off acolyte 13ft Plus float rod

Not prepared to pay 80 quoted to replace

How much impact will it have on the action of I put new top ring on and adjust 2nd eye placement

Edited by - solwood on 20 April 2018 11:11:52 AM

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floatfisher
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Posted - 19 April 2018 :  11:12:28 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floatfisher to your friends list

Probably more than you'd think. It would stiffen the top section considerably.


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Terry

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Posted - 20 April 2018 :  01:44:36 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Auto to your friends list

Which Acolyte ?


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solwood
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Posted - 20 April 2018 :  07:30:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit solwood's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add solwood to your friends list

It's a 13ft plus float

Trying to decide whether to repair or sell the other two sections


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richox12
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Posted - 20 April 2018 :  08:02:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit richox12's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add richox12 to your friends list

Repair it and try it out first. You have nothing to lose. I bet you'd hardly notice.


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jad
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Posted - 20 April 2018 :  08:51:46 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jad to your friends list

Have done this with my old Armalite carp rods, really did effect the bubble gum action but doesn't mean that is detrimental to the action, repair yourself, if not happy get the replacement top section and you then have two different action tips.

You might need to change the top two eyes though as this will effect action also.!


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oldmanriver
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Posted - 20 April 2018 :  09:40:11 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldmanriver to your friends list

You could try splicing a tip into the section, we used to do this years ago. what have you got to loose. DIY or get your local shop to do it. You may have to cut back more to do it tho'. hope this helps



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solwood
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Posted - 20 April 2018 :  11:10:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit solwood's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add solwood to your friends list

Ooh - spliced tip Acolyte - now that is an idea I like !

It will indeed need another eye moving or perhaps removed completely if more is cut back.


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david white
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Posted - 20 April 2018 :  11:25:27 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add david white to your friends list

At a pure guess I'd say there are possibly a high % of Normatk 2000 series of rods still used today with various amounts missing from the tip and from experience unless it's more than a couple of cms the difference is almost nil, in action that is, appearance of course there is ( however many damaged rods are sold to the uneducated by the less scrupulous )

I have a couple of Titan 2000 13 ft tip sections with tip damaged where the tip has been taken back to the next ring down, likely whilst fishing so the rod could still be used, this has rendered those tips as next to useless compared to an original length tips action, BUT, I still use those tips if I'm fishing in heavily overgrown pegs on small rivers or in the margins ( to avoid damaging a perfect tip )

Try fitting a replacement tip ring as previously stated you've only the cost of the ring to lose if your happy with using the rod thereafter happy days, tip sections for various rods do appear from time to time you may just get lucky, failing that how many like for like rods can you by for 80

( tongue in cheek !! you could try a cadence 13ft #1 you may be pleasantly surprised ) #128519;


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ravey
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Posted - 20 April 2018 :  5:09:47 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ravey to your friends list

You can restore it, losing no length or adversely affecting the action by using the tube section of an end eye. Find an end eye whose tube best fits the broken ends, cut off the section of tube (it will be 6 or 7mm long), and glue in place to bridge the gap. I broke the first 4/5" of a Daiwa Amorphous waggler rod and did this. You can't tell the repair, and it was a cheap and effective solution. Mush better than being left with a shortened ro, or shelling out significant money. Cutting up the end eye was fiddly, but by no means beyond doing. This, of course, assumes you have the original tip that broke off...


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