Since then, both went on sale lightweight durable carbon fiber tubular rods with relatively thin walls, the fishermen who use such gear, with obvious advantages in catching, there was also the problem of repair. The fact that the tubular structures are more sensitive to shocks, compression, congestion than monolithic and therefore more likely to break. This usually occurs during transport rods overload tests, etc.
Most often repair top of the rod — it can break even tap on a tree branch during a careless casting lures.
Eliminate this damage can be yourself at home. But, of course, is first necessary to prepare all the necessary materials, tools, adhesive and varnish.
Long-term experience with the use of internal repair carbon fiber inserts and metal outer tube shows that the rods repaired in this way hardly deteriorate their properties and characteristics. The disadvantages are small (a few grams) of weight gain and loss of the presentation in scrapping (visible outside walled tube, which is usually painted over the color of the rod). But refurbished rod, usually without problems finalizes its design life. Even if fishing rod not withstand high overload, it usually breaks down in another place. Some rods continue to work after two or even three repairs.
Before the repair pick appropriate to the rod tube insert which fits snugly inside a broken knee. You can use pieces of graphite tubes from other broken rods. Should use such a tube wall thickness not less than that of repairing rods, and length of the insert must be at least ten tires.
Then prepare the outer tube, which should also firmly put on the demolition site. The material for the tube are titanium, stainless steel, brass, anodized aluminum. The wall thickness of the outer tube should be less than the thickness of the repaired knee at about half, and length — about eight tires. Before assembly, thoroughly fit, clean and degrease the sealing surfaces. Then glue the two-component water-resistant epoxy adhesive. After the adhesive has cured the outer surface of the repair area to once again align, clean and decorative cover with varnish on metal.