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Fishing Rod Building and Repair

Every dedicated angler is assured of the best catch of the day when armed with the finest offered among fishing rod building and repair. Before setting off on a trip to the river, lake, or sea it is vital to ensure your equipment, especially your rod , is in tip top condition.

With building and repair equipment you can find everything you need to repair or maintain your prized rod before you set out, or to guarantee you are well prepared for any eventuality while fishing . There are also the right tools needed for the angler who wishes to build their own rod.

Losing a fishing rod tip could be the difference between success at reeling in that hard worked for catch, or failure, and it is one of the easiest do it yourself repairs.

Berkley supply tips in sets of three, at measurements of 2.4mm, 2.8mm, and 3.2mm, complete with quick-dry cement, or you might prefer a bag of five 2mm tips.

Alternatively try a Zebco 'super hard' fishing rod tip guide with red ring. A kit containing 40 fishing rod guides in eight different sizes gives you plenty of options when it comes to building or repairing a rod.

A Stripers pike guide set of nine is available for different tip guide bore sizes and is made of high grade stainless steel in a plated finish of midnight black colour, with tough guide centres made from 'ultralite' titanium oxide.

Fuji rod rings for carp and pike rods may be bought, or you might prefer a set of 10 ceramic ring eyes with inside diameter sizes of 4mm to 38mm.

If you are building a rod you will need wrapping thread. This can be found in different materials, including cotton and metallic and in various colours, and for different size rods -size A is for small rods, B for medium, C large, and D extra-large.

To add some grip to your rod there is a 'Deluxe Diamond' wrap heat shrink tube, which is a 70cm length of diamond patterned shrink tube, available in black or blue in colour and in widths of 28mm to 35mm. You could also improve your grip with non-slip heat shrink tubing made from silicone rubber.

Find reel seats for your custom built rod, including Fuji DPS 28 and a new Veals AFAW sliding reel seat which allows you to position the reel to suit your own style of fishing and casting. It is available in three different sizes for beach or boat rods.

Varnishes and sheens from brands such as Roddancer Rod, Seymo, and ProKote will ensure your rod is flexible and resistant to scuffs, shocks and cracks.

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