for matching and replacing broken or missing guides are given below.
This work includes matching the original color and design of the
threads on the remaining guides assuming that the thread
is still available but does not include the cost of any new
For rods that
are brought in for repair or refurbishment, I attempt to salvage
and return to like-new condition any damaged guides to save you,
the customer, the expense of new guides.
roller guides I disassemble the entire guide. If the guide
has to be removed from the rod, all the guide feet are re-ground
and the frame and rollers are repolished with jeweller's rouge.
All the edges inside and out are wire brushed with a fine
dremel tool attachment. The bushings are cleaned and repolished
and the guide is reassembled using the best available grease; over
time I've found that reel lubricant works the best. Standard boat
rod guides or spinning guides are simply repolished with jeweller's
rouge across all surfaces inside and out.
of a cost-saving methodology is the replacement of the roller with
a hardened roller capable of withstanding the abrasion of either
the new braided or wire lines. This can usually be done without
removing the guide from the blank - thereby saving you the cost
of re-wrapping the guide.
simple repairs can be completed, in most cases while you wait (and
watch if you'd like)!