Some anglers will throw away a broken Daiwa fishing rod. But that is not necessary. In many cases, anglers who know how to fix broken fishing rods can salvage them and keep using them for many more fishing trips. While it is not possible to fix a broken rod and fish with it immediately -- it needs time to dry -- it generally is cheaper to fix a broken fishing rod then to buy another one.
Line up the pieces of the rod on a hard surface.
Trim the areas where there are breaks with a coping saw or hacksaw. If neither are available, a sturdy pair of scissors works. Do not worry about making the breaks totally smooth, but they must be smooth enough to fit into a ferrule, which is a metal piece that holds the two broken rod parts together.
Put ferrule cement around the broken parts of the Daiwa rod.
Place each broken end of the fishing rod into one end of the ferrule. If there are any gaps, fill them with ferrule cement.
Use thread and lacquer to repair broken rod guides. Unwind the original thread from the rod guide. Keep the rod guide in the same position. Wrap thread around the guide and rod so they are tight together. Rub lacquer on the thread and wait for it to harden.
Cut off the rod's tip if it is broken. Make sure the cut is even. Place ferrule cement on the tip, and place a new rod tip onto it. Ensure the new rod tip lines up with the rest of the line guides. Rub cement around the spot where the rod and the new rod tip meet. Give the cement time to harden.
Make sure all cement and lacquer is hard before using the rod. This likely will be after 24 hours.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure all cement and lacquer is hard before using the rod. This likely will be after 24 hours.