Archives: August 2015

Fishing Rod Repair

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Fishing Rod Repair, Santiago Chile

Fishing rod repair, Santiago Chile

If you’re searching for fishing rod repair near Santiago you’ve come to the right place. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for in this post then please visit our rod repair page Guide Replacement & General Repairs or contact us at our shop near Park O’Higgins. We will put you on the right track to getting your rod back in action.

We repair and replace all hardware that is built on the original rod blank. This includes butt caps, fighting butts, reel seats, cork handles, winding checks, hook keeps, thread wraps, guides, tip tops, and clear coat finish. Our fishing rod repair pricing depends on the price of the components used and our labor hours to get the repair done. You might be surprised how quick and affordable we can be. We also put the same quality towards repairs as we do all our custom fishing rods.

One thing that we can’t always fix is broken or damaged graphite or fiberglass, like the rods in the photograph above. With rod blank damages we recommend researching the manufacturer of your fishing rod in order to learn the details of their warranty program. What will the total cost be? What is the expected return time? If you would like a second opinion or for us to handle your warranty claim, then contact us or visit us for an estimate. This may even be an opportunity for you to get involved in rod building and learn some basic rod repair.

Did you know that you can remove most tip top guides with the heat from a cigaret lighter? If you break a few centimeters off of your tip during a fishing trip, then try this. Heat the tip top guide with a lighter, take it off of the short broken piece of rod and stick it on the other broke end of your rod- while the guide is still hot. There should be enough adhesive in the tip top guide barrel to secure it for the rest of your fishing trip. If not, then use whatever adhesive you have available. We recommend planning ahead and taking an extra tip guide and a small piece of top adhesive; we can provide that for you.

We hope you don’t have any breaks or rod failures in your angling adventures but if you do please let us help. Thanks!

Our Rod-Building Shop

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Welcome to our Rod-Building Shop, Santiago Chile

Rod-Building Shop, Santiago Chile

Our Rod-Building Shop in Santiago Chile will open its doors this November, 2015. Our unique facility and workshop will be located in the center of Santiago, near Park O’Higgins and metro station Rondizzoni. We bring seventeen years of rod making in North America to our little shop. We wish to offer anglers in Chile our finest custom fishing rods made using the best rod blanks and components available.

Besides offering fine finished products our rod-building workshop will provide a comfortable environment for those who wish to build their own rod. We provide instruction and guidance as well as the tools and materials necessary. We take care of the final steps, cleaning and preparing the rod for epoxy, and applying the clear coat finish over the thread wraps. Don’t forget the inscription or custom 360 dpi labels that can further personalize the rod. When the final coat is dry a rod sock and hard tube can be matched to cary away the prized finished product.

We’re happy to invite other “Cañaderos” (my made-up Spanish word for Chilean Rodmakers) of all skill levels to visit us and share rod-building practices over a cup of coffee or tea. We would be happy to assist with rod projects and we would be open to learning new techniques. This is what inspired us to call our shop Rodmakers of Chile. Its the community that we wish to cultivate. Contact us, come in and have a conversation about these special tools which we use to pursue wild fish. We’ve accomplished something if we could inspire you to take an angling adventure.

My name is Michael Munoz, and I’m a rod maker, a philosopher, and a dreamer. I’d like to share my passion for fine custom rods and help you create something special.