Fishing Rod Repair Services

Fishing Rod Repair Services

At Dixie Rods, we would never rush through any job just to “push it out” and collect payment. We like to think of ourselves as craftsmen who take pride in our work and pay strict attention to details. Some focus on volume, we focus on quality due to love and pride in what we do. We will return your rod in much better condition and appearance than when you brought it in, as our greatest advertisement is the word of our loyal customers.

In addition to fishing rod repairs, we can also enhance the look or performance of just about any rod with a change in the blank color, a geometric design woven onto the blank, hydro dipping patterns, different or better grips, stronger guides or guide wraps, or just about any other enhancement you’d like to have for your rod. For fishing rod repair services, call the professionals at Dixie Rods.

Rod Guide Replacement:

First guide wraps are removed. Then the blank is cleaned, abraded, and refinished with a single stage pre-activated urethane. The guide is replaced and rewrapped on the refinished blank. Lastly a quality clear coating is applied to the finished wrap.

We will try to match the original color and design of the threads on the remaining guides — assuming that the thread is still available — but does not include the cost of any new guide components.

For rods that are brought in for repair or refurbishment, we will attempt to salvage and return to like-new condition any damaged guides to save you, the customer, the expense of new guides.

To refurbish roller guides we disassemble the entire guide.  If the guide has to be removed from the rod, all the guide feet are re-ground and the frame and rollers are polished with jeweler’s rouge.  All the edges inside and out are wire brushed with a fine  Dremel tool attachment.  The bushings are cleaned and polished and the guide is reassembled using the best available reel lubricant. Standard boat rod guides or spinning guides are simply polished with jewelers’ rouge across all surfaces inside and out.

Cost: Varies depending on guide style and guide wrapping desired and based on one color thread:

  • $10 for single foot guide + parts 
  • $15 for double-foot guide + parts
  • $25 - $35 for trim bands, underwraps, and inlays to match existing guide wraps.

Rod Tip Repair

Don’t let a broken tip cause you to trash that favorite rod. Bring it us for fast and affordable tip replacement. Cost varies depending on tip selection and guide wrapping options but average cost is $10.

Grip Repair and Replacement

Prices for grip replacement can only be quoted after examination of the rod to determine if the reel seat or guides must be removed.

Butt and Reel Seat Replacements

Replacement of reel seats is usually a minor repair project involving the removal and replacement of the original grip material. The rod must dry for a significant period of time, so don’t plan on getting the reel seat replaced if you’ll be needing the rod in a few days!

Rod Stripping & Refinishing

The costs for rod stripping and refinishing will vary, based on exactly what kind of work you need to have done.