I have a Sage 8 wgt flyrod that has developed a split about 1 and 1/2" long in the cork handle about 3-4 inches above the real seat. The Split runs through the middle of one of the cork rings, not where they were epoxied together. The split can be opended enough to get a very small diameter needle into it but I do not know of an adhesive to inject. Do any adhesives come with a needle injector?Any suggestions would be appreciated.
saberfish is right sage should replace or repair it. the glue I use is made by flex coat, rod building epoxy. you should be able to get that glue at any rod building supplier. if you do the repair your self do the injection with a syrenge. this flex coat glue is a little thinner then 5 minute epoxy and takes 24 hours to set, so it should flow thru the syrenge pretty good. hope this helps, later chuck
If it appears to be a mfg. flaw, Sage has a good reputation for their repair/replacement policies. It doesn't sound like it's worth sending in the rod. I'm sure someone who builds rods, can supply the name of a good adhesive that they use. It could be injected, with needle, into the crack, and tightly wrapped until cured. Utwalleye, our expert rod builder here on the forum, could supply the name of good adhesives for this purpose. Send him a PM.
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