Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users





What a crappy day on the water yesterday....

Joined:
2011/8/7 22:39
From glen rock, pa
Posts: 158
Offline
All was going good using my little windstream bamboo fly rod and then I noticed it was flexing funny.... She started to split a foot form the tip, so sad, she caught me a lot of fish on the codorus and Delaware river, guess she will go on the wall in the man cave now...

Posted on: 2013/4/29 10:38
_________________
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."
~by Paul O'Neil, 1965~


Re: What a crappy day on the water yesterday....

Joined:
2009/12/3 14:56
From Cato, NY
Posts: 1005
Offline
bummer

Posted on: 2013/4/29 10:40


Re: What a crappy day on the water yesterday....

Joined:
2010/7/18 7:23
From Lansdale
Posts: 1009
Offline
Good excuse to upgrade. Go cast some rods.

Posted on: 2013/4/29 11:01
_________________
To err is human, to forgive depends on the error.


Re: What a crappy day on the water yesterday....

Joined:
2012/8/20 23:10
From Southwestern NY
Posts: 453
Offline
No way man. You can fix one split, tight bond 3.

Posted on: 2013/4/29 11:04


Re: What a crappy day on the water yesterday....

Joined:
2011/8/7 22:39
From glen rock, pa
Posts: 158
Offline
How do I fix it exactly?

Posted on: 2013/4/29 11:22
_________________
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."
~by Paul O'Neil, 1965~


Re: What a crappy day on the water yesterday....

Joined:
2006/9/11 11:30
Posts: 595
Offline
Open the split with pins, force glue in, wrap with a binding twine or rubber band to clamp it together while it dries. Allow to fully dry before taking off binder. Take off excess glue carefully. If you use steel wool or sandpaper be very careful not to round the edges. Use 600 or 800 grit for coarse work, 1000 to 2000 for fine work. Go really slow - you do not want to remove any bamboo, but you can go into the varnish. Get some tan silk (or nylon) rod thread, size A or so, and do an "invisible wrap" over the repair to reinforce it. Varnish the invisible wrap and you are done.

If that sounds a bit much, look up bamboo rod makers in your area. They can fix it. Fly shops may also give youa lead on people who do bamboo rod repair.

Posted on: 2013/4/29 12:56


Re: What a crappy day on the water yesterday....

Joined:
2009/5/29 6:40
From harlansburg
Posts: 4474
Offline
yep, totally fixable, just needs reglued, done it many times on old rods and they are still in action.
takes a lot to kill a bamboo rod to the point of it being a wall hanger.

Posted on: 2013/4/29 17:45


Re: What a crappy day on the water yesterday....

Joined:
2011/8/7 22:39
From glen rock, pa
Posts: 158
Offline
Awesome thanks guys

Posted on: 2013/4/30 9:03
_________________
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."
~by Paul O'Neil, 1965~






You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls
Will you be fly fishing this autumn?
Yes 95% (139)
No 0% (0)
Thinking about it 4% (6)
_PL_TOTALVOTES
The poll closed at 2014/10/31 17:56
1 Comment





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com