|Rod Tip Kit, Lighter, Rod Tip Missing it's insert.|
So Tuesday while wading under a bridge that has been closed due to construction all summer, I knocked another rod tip insert out of my snakehead rod. Rod tip inserts are important since they are in constant contact with the line. They protect your fishing line by keeping it off the rod, reducing line friction (especially important with braid), and the smooth surface of the inserts enhance casting distance. So let's go over the steps required to get that rod back into service.
First step is to heat up the old rod tip. The glue is temperature sensitive so by heating up the rod tip it will slide free of the rod blank.
|Careful the rod tip gets hot.|
|The rod glue melts quickly and you don't want to burn it.|
|Apply only as much as you need. No need to over do it.|
|Let's Go Fishing!|