Fixing cracked rod tip with Ryan Moody

Rod tip repair with Mason

A couple of days ago I met 7 year old Mason at the dawn service and noticed his rod tip was in need of a rod tip repair.

But we before we continue I’d like to share some great news!

From 6-12th May we are having a May Madness sale and reducing the price of all our online fishing courses including Barra Basics.

But I digress…

Back to rod tips…

It’s so easy to crack the ceramics in your guides, especially the rod tip necessitating a rod tip repair.

Quite often cracks and chips are pretty hard to see. Best bet is to run your fingernail over the guide.

You’ll feel any cracks easily and put it on the list for replacement.


Cracked ceramic guide needing rod tip repair


If you don’t replace the guide however, your line can catch on the sharp edge and snap.

That trophy fish you’ve wanted all your life will be gone. Because the more load on the line, the more likely this is to happen.

All because you failed to do a simple rod tip repair.

Yes Murphy’s Law. It won’t happen reeling in a tiddler. It’ll wait till you hook something SOLID.

Preparation really is key when it comes to catching good fish.

Looking after your guides and line rollers, setting your drag correctly and learning how to tie a wind on leader system are all important parts of the process.

It’s not good enough simply to use the right gear.

Keeping your drag nice and smooth is also a necessity.

Doing a rod tip repair is so simple a kid can do it!

Here at Ryan Moody Fishing we’re committed to getting kids interested in fishing.

But it’s not just the act of fishing that gets them engaged.

They also love learning new skills.

Young Mason couldn’t wait to come over once we suggested we would repair his rod tip together.

It was his idea to do the intro haha. Reciting Ryan’s mantra Fish Harder not Smarter that we use in all our videos and online fishing courses.

In this video we do a simple rod tip repair with 7 year old Mason.

In the end we have a surprise for him and the reaction is priceless!




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What we most love about this business is getting to help anglers catch more fish in less time.

And hanging out with great kids like Mason.

If you want to take your fishing game to the next level, consider one of our Fish Smarter online fishing courses.







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About The Author

Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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  • Hey thanks for posting this useful information about rod tip repair here, I really hope it will be helpful to many. It will help a lot; these types of content should get appreciated. I will bookmark your site; I hope to read more such informative contents in future. Appreciative content!

  • Gary White

    Reply Reply May 2, 2019

    Was good to see the young bloke’s expression
    when you gave him the new rod.
    Thanks for looking after our future fishers.

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