fishing rods can be repaired and returned to near-new condition.
Pricing for this work depends on what the original rod was made
of (fiberglass, graphite, bamboo/cane as examples). Generally,
if a rod is broken it can be repaired with a permanent ferrule -
if you still have all the pieces. This work is a bit tedious and
I charge a basic rate of $10/hour. This repair usually amounts
to approximately 2 hours' worth of work. If the rod
is broken in multiple places, the second repair will cost less.
Why? Because I will already have matched the rod blank diameter
from repair stock on hand.
If the broken
section is missing and that section was a short tip, it's possible
that replacing the tiptop will be sufficient. This repair
is based on the price of the tiptop plus 50% for my labor.
Obviously I can't be specific since there are a wide variety of
tips, ranging from straight formed wire to trolling tops or roller
to repairing a broken tip is to replace a section of the original
blank with a new tip section and to hide the repair under a guide
or a new wrap.
In all cases I will need to see the broken rod to assess the repair
For more information,
please refer to the WORKSHOP section on Blank