Our Rod Shop features an extensive inventory of repair parts. We know that you have seen the price of rods lately, so why not let our Rod Doctor fix that favorite rod of yours? Or maybe you have a rod with great sentimental value that needs professional restoration. We will repair your rod back to factory specifications using only quality components from brands like Fuji, Pac Bay, WINN, and St Croix to get that stick back in shape. Some of our most common repairs are:
Single Foot Guide Replacement- $12.00 Double Foot Guide Replacement- $14.00 Rod Tip Replacement- $10.00
Call or stop in to discuss your repair options. Then simply drop off or pack your rod in a tube. Enclose your name, address, phone number, repairs required, credit card number and expiration date, Money Order, or Cashiers Check for the total of the repair. Carry to your local United States Postal Office where the rates are the least expensive.
Ship to: The Rod Doctor 215 West Washington St. Athens, AL. 35611
Some common questions from customers about repairs:
Q-The ceramic ring on one of my guides popped out. Can you simply put another back in? NO. A completely new guide must be installed. Q- It looks like a dog has been playing with the handle of my rod. The cork is starting to pit and tear up. Can this be repaired? A- YES. Although somewhat expensive, worn cork handles can be replaced. Measure from the butt end of your rod to the front of the fore-grip and this will be the total length of your new handle. Now would be a good time to convert to the new WINN Grips. D. Bennett Custom Rods is Factory Authorized to repair and sell WINN Grips. Q- My rod has broke in half. What can be done? A- This is a little tricky. We have found that to repair a blank that is broken anywhere from the middle to the tip is not a justified repair unless the rod is of sentimental value and to be placed upon a mantle. If the rod is used, lots of time the pressure of a hook-set will just be to much for the repair. If the rod has broke within the first 3", usually the first guide can be moved and a tip put on to fix this problem. Q- The nut that tightens my reel down is stripped. Can a new one be put on? A- YES. But you will have to have the reel seat replaced. This means that the whole butt section on the handle will have to be stripped and replaced. Might as well put a whole new handle on. Q- The thread on my guides is looking frayed. What can be done? A- This is caused from the guides not being properly sealed when your rod was made. This causes water to be wicked in during line retrieves and the thread rots. We will have to remove the guide and all old finish, wrap the guide back on and reseal with rod finish. Q-OK I am sending my rod in to be repaired. How long before I get this jewel back? A-2 weeks. Q- Hey, I am going to send a personal check along with my repair. Is this OK? A- NO. We cannot accept personal checks. We prefer that you call with your V, MC, AMEX, or Discover card number and expiration date. This way if we maybe see something that will cause you problems while out on the water we can contact you, repair it and add this to your repair bill. We will also accept Paypal, Cashiers Checks and Money Orders. Q- I am in a fishing club. Can I get other members broken rods together and send you more that one rod? A- YES. We have clubs and rod dealers send us repairs. When you send multiple rods you save on shipping but please be prepared to have a little longer down time. Other questions not answered here?? E-Mail us, we will be happy to help you.
What Our Clients Are Saying
-"If you enjoy perfection built just for you, then consider these guys. They are top notch!" -"My family has been buying from Bennett's for years. Not only the best in customer service but the best products" -"It's funny, they've build me 4 custom rods over the years and the only ones they see back for repairs are the major name brand rods I bought from box stores." "What a awesome rod!! Got to get the wife one soon because she's jealous of mine. Thanks Dave and Sam"