Frankenstein rod repairs

so on Friday night was fishin for pinkies alone off local Rockwall and snapped about 30 cm off my 12ft penn prevail 12-20 kg rod while landing a ray as I didn't want to gaff it.

 didn't let it get me down went home and went through an assortment of broken rods I have and found a suitable piece of rod to fit over the end of the prevail. It was broken top half of a lemax 3-6 blue mountain I then cut off the guides and found suitable replacement guides that I've kept from other broken rods

i then binded guides to rod at suitable distances to suit and hey presto I now have a 13 ft penn prevail lemax Frankenrod 

Ill give it a test run in the next few days this is not the first Frankenrod rod I've made as I've also combined a 2-3 kg ballistix rod to the bottom half of the same lemax rod and created a sick squiding  rod that I've also landed salmon on

hope you enjoyed the post and it gives you guys some ideas for things to do in this crap weather

i also use the leftover butt section of rod to store my unused reels in my man cave see pics 

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 if it works why not, however

Sun, 2017-08-13 17:07

 if it works why not, however i dont think the strength will be the same but worth giving it a go, whats the worst that can happen , it snaps again. thinking outside the box

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RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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Date Joined: 12/04/10

 Yeah I already have a plan b

Sun, 2017-08-13 17:17

 Yeah I already have a plan b as the prevail had a very stiff tip so I am also gonna make another tip section off a solid tip 8kg snapper rod which will be bullet proof and I'll get the softer top section I want

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Land based squid tailor and searching for salmon

airconditioning repairs maintenance and replacement