Old solid fiberglass Rods - www.ifish.net
The Oregonian's Bill Monroe!

Go Back   www.ifish.net > Ifish Fishing and Hunting > Rod and tackle building

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-12-2018, 07:42 AM   #1
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Old solid fiberglass Rods

Anyone have any garage specials laying around? Looking for something to repair a wounded rod with? Needs to be solid not hollow, slow action.

__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-12-2018, 07:43 AM   #2
spinner53
Ifish Nate
 
spinner53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Yamhill, OR
Posts: 2,994
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

I have one that’s square butt


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
CCA Member TV chapter
spinner53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 09:15 AM   #3
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by spinner53 View Post
I have one that’s square butt


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

The handle, or the blank? blank needs to be round, only so much sanding of fiberglass I'm willing to do.
__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-12-2018, 09:46 AM   #4
spinner53
Ifish Nate
 
spinner53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Yamhill, OR
Posts: 2,994
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

The blank transitions from round to square where it exits the handle. I’d guess it’s 6.5’ long, handle is partially wood. Definitely solid. I thought I would use it with a descending device if I ever go bottom fishing again ??


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
CCA Member TV chapter
spinner53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 01:39 PM   #5
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by spinner53 View Post
The blank transitions from round to square where it exits the handle. I’d guess it’s 6.5’ long, handle is partially wood. Definitely solid. I thought I would use it with a descending device if I ever go bottom fishing again ??


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Sounds stiffer than I need for a steelhead rod, thanks for asking
__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2018, 08:59 PM   #6
Mark Mc
King Salmon
 
Mark Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Corvallis
Posts: 9,362
Default

Whatcha need Ted? I've got quite the graveyard.
__________________
Mark Mc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2018, 07:10 AM   #7
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Mc View Post
Whatcha need Ted? I've got quite the graveyard.

I'll send you a pm, need to fix a broken section of the butt on a Lamiglas steelhead rod, so not really big in diameter. I won't get it back until the guide gets back in October. Probably smaller than a 1/2" but more than a 1/4" diameter.


How's your Cardinal doing. I see Brice is out this week. I'm going down for the Utah game.
__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 12:45 PM   #8
Woodhunter
Tuna!
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Angeles
Posts: 1,059
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by StickFish View Post
I'll send you a pm, need to fix a broken section of the butt on a Lamiglas steelhead rod, so not really big in diameter. I won't get it back until the guide gets back in October. Probably smaller than a 1/2" but more than a 1/4" diameter.
If you have no luck locally I saw several solid blanks in the racks at Utmost a couple of weeks ago. Sometimes Utmost has short blank pieces 18 to 24 inches long that I buy for repairs and use for test wraps.

http://www.utmostenterprises.com/utmost_001.htm



Another: Think about the fiberglass dowels used to support electric fence. I have several stashed in the fencing pile, they are solid white fiberglass 48 inches long and about 3/8" diameter. Should be able to find them at a farm supply store.
__________________
Take a kid fishing!

Last edited by Woodhunter; 09-15-2018 at 05:08 AM.
Woodhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 01:37 PM   #9
Woodhunter
Tuna!
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Angeles
Posts: 1,059
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

A bundle of short rod pieces from Utmost. From 1/4 to 5/8 diameter.


And a solid fiberglass electric fence post above, this one is 3/8" diameter.



__________________
Take a kid fishing!

Last edited by Woodhunter; 09-14-2018 at 01:42 PM.
Woodhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2018, 07:36 AM   #10
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woodhunter View Post
A bundle of short rod pieces from Utmost. From 1/4 to 5/8 diameter.


And a solid fiberglass electric fence post above, this one is 3/8" diameter.



Are the pieces from Utmost solid or hollow? The electric fence part might work I have to wait to get the rod back mid next month for analysis and dimensions. I'm concerned about spalling and cracking on the inside
__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2018, 10:52 AM   #11
Woodhunter
Tuna!
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Angeles
Posts: 1,059
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by StickFish View Post
Are the pieces from Utmost solid or hollow? The electric fence part might work I have to wait to get the rod back mid next month for analysis and dimensions. I'm concerned about spalling and cracking on the inside
Utmost pieces are hollow.

If you cannot find anything and if the 3/8" solid rod will work, I will cut off a piece and send to you.

I will be at Utmost next week and will look for solid pieces.
__________________
Take a kid fishing!

Last edited by Woodhunter; 09-15-2018 at 10:53 AM.
Woodhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2018, 11:56 AM   #12
ward
Steelhead
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Puget Sound and SW OR
Posts: 296
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

I have an old fiberglass rod that might work. Tell me the diameter and length you need for your repair and I'll cut a chunk out and put it in the mail to you.
ward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2018, 05:29 AM   #13
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by ward View Post
I have an old fiberglass rod that might work. Tell me the diameter and length you need for your repair and I'll cut a chunk out and put it in the mail to you.

Thanks Ward, I'll hit ya up next month when the rod gets back.
__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2018, 08:52 AM   #14
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Update: Took us a while to clear our schedules to meet. I do have a solid glass rod used for electric fences, it is a bit big, but can be sanded down (not my idea of a good time with fiberglass dust in the air even with a mask) as a backup.


The small end of the break is .314" and the large end is .328" anyone have something similar that is solid?
__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2018, 11:02 AM   #15
CRD4Liberty
Tuna!
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Milwaukie, OR
Posts: 1,445
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

I have an old Roddy Rod here, glass, hollow, You could put pieces inside each other till you get what you want. Glass is best.
Free for the taking, I took the metal ferrule and some other parts off it for another repair years ago, everything sound as I remember.
Live close to 205 Milwaukie, Johnson Creek.
CRD4Liberty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 04:45 AM   #16
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Kerry sent me a piece that is perfect for the repair. Thanks for all the replies
__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2018, 02:21 PM   #17
Kerry Hansen
Steelhead
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 387
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by StickFish View Post
Kerry sent me a piece that is perfect for the repair. Thanks for all the replies
Thanks
Kerry Hansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2019, 11:30 AM   #18
StickFish
King Salmon
 
StickFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Somewhere way past the bass clef. Often Tigard Oregon
Posts: 17,743
Default Re: Old solid fiberglass Rods

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerry Hansen View Post
Thanks

It has taken me a while to get up the gumption to finish this one. One end needed a few arbors and the other end needed a little sanding.



After sizing the arbors I coated them with a water like two part used for making carbon fiber grips. Something in that epoxy reacted with something and was sticky for a while. Once it hardened up it was time to mate the pieces with rod bond.


I didn't want to spread epoxy from one end to the other so I needed a thin applicator that would fit in the broken end to spread the epoxy. Dropped in the shim and had to shake and dance to get it out - touch too much rod bond butch!


Step 2 was easier and they mated right up with the original blank.





After a few days I put a good bend in it, no noises at all. The goal was to at least make it a wall hanger, but I think it will catch a steel head or two before it breaks again and one of the shim ends. There are four inches on each side of the break and I couldn't detect a flat spot.



Last step. This is a commemoration of a Vietnam soldiers tour, unit emblem the red devils, soldiers medal, Vietnam theater lapel ribbon and two purple hearts. One was done as a faux underwrap for the stripper guide. Split grips, skeleton seat, metal trim. In sticking with the theme, the crack will be wrapped in White VooDoo silk (should disappear), over that marble in red dripping blood - well the rod is wounded. If I could find a mouse sized battle dressing that would be pearfect.



Thanks to a whole lot of people on this one, especially Kerry for the shim!
__________________
The aphorism known as Hanlon's razor dictates that one should never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
StickFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Cast to

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anybody heard of OrDella fishing rods? Large Sale with these rods in NE Portland. Asesoo47! New Members First Cast 8 02-16-2018 06:03 PM
Harnell rod ID gettin' fishy Ifish Community 5 12-27-2017 07:40 PM
Cheap Tenkara rods: Bargain, Trash, or Dangerous Gateway Drug? newfydog Ifish Flyfishers 14 01-22-2017 06:42 PM



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:21 PM.

Terms of Service
 
Page generated in 0.27429 seconds with 34 queries