My dad broke my rod today - disaster

Zerkalo

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I'm gutted. I bought a 13/17 Shakespeare LXL Superteam rod from a very generous forum member for a bargain price only a few months ago.

It quickly became a dearly beloved rod that I used to good success. I should put ‘my’ in inverted commas as I believe it was once a cherished rod for the forum member who sold it to me as a favour too, and so in a way I have been treating it as though it still belongs to him. I wrote reviews on here on this rod and loved it.

My dad has just trod on it working in the garage and crunched/snapped the second section beyond repair so I can no longer use it even at 13’, though it was at 17’ where I found most use for it on the pegs I fish.

I’m not going to get too angry about it but I am upset as I had been using this rod at 17’ and found it perfect for fishing a stick. I’m also very sorry that the rod that was almost gifted to me is now broken in pieces. Like I say, gutted.
 

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I'm gutted. I bought a 13/17 Shakespeare LXL Superteam rod from a very generous forum member for a bargain price only a few months ago.

It quickly became a dearly beloved rod that I used to good success. I should put ‘my’ in inverted commas as I believe it was once a cherished rod for the forum member who sold it to me as a favour too, and so in a way I have been treating it as though it still belongs to him. I wrote reviews on here on this rod and loved it.

My dad has just trod on it working in the garage and crunched/snapped the second section beyond repair so I can no longer use it even at 13’, though it was at 17’ where I found most use for it on the pegs I fish.

I’m not going to get too angry about it but I am upset as I had been using this rod at 17’ and found it perfect for fishing a stick. I’m also very sorry that the rod that was almost gifted to me is now broken in pieces. Like I say, gutted.
No chance of a spare section or repair mate?
 

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Have a word with one of the pole repair people and see if they can repair it - Danny Sixsmith, Carbon Corrections, Esselle, all come highly recommended in that field
 

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Well, accidents happen pal. I’m sure your dad didn’t get up this morning thinking I’m going to break my lads fishing rod. He’ll be as gutted as you pal. Can it be spliced and repaired at all ?
 

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That's a sod but these things happen especially with float rods as they are delicates things. My uncle crunched one of mine with a car boot, then my dad another the same way and eventually I did one in a car door. Goes without saying that my proper float rods live in protective tubes now!
 

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Cheers. I have no idea about rod repair but I'll get some pics up in the morning.
 

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In the meantime my dad has offered to pay for a new rod anyway so looking at what 17' rods are out there (I want 17' as found it the perfect length for the pegs I fish really) I could get an Acolyte 17' or a Tricast Trilogy X 17' if anyone has used the two. I want to catch Chub on it in snaggy pegs so leaning towards the Trilogy X even if it's heavier than an Acolyte. I think I'll be looking into repairs too though as this was a good rod, ideal for what I wanted it for.
 

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Outside chance...KP spares its an old rod that never sold in big numbers but its a possibility Kevin might have one in stock...Shakespeare definitely will not.
Danny Sixsmith has retired from carbon repairs now but his son Danny Junior is still doing quality work and I spoke to him about rods rather than poles last week and he replied that it depended a lot on the position and nature of the break.
Post a picture and I will ask him on Friday when he drops my repairs off.
Scott at Esselle also does good work and is nearer to you but I dont know if he does rods.
You can buy carbon repair kits for DIY but the quality is not as good as these two specialists as they are using heat technology rather than a cold layup.
 
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Outside chance...KP spares its an old rod that never sold in big numbers but its a possibility Kevin might have one in stock...Shakespeare definitely will not.

Thanks Ken! Sounds like a good shot, I'll call them in the morning.
 

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Thinking about spares and repairs, it's probably worth it as it's a nice rod, but it will probably cost as much as I got the rod for, worth it, but that's how lucky I was.
 

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If only I could of got spare tips for an original sigma wand, only have one left and it's the heaviest one. But he will email you back response time is quick, you never know.
 

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I reduced the length of my Dads beach caster once in my bike wheels?
One of my Wifes family also broke my (then prized) Shimano 14ft Twin power on the broads - never admitted it whoever it was ?
 
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