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Post Posted: 06:21am - Sep 23,17 
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I have a St. Croix premier spinning rod and the cork near the butt of the handle has somehow split all the way around. Only had this rid for a year and a half. Never had any cork issues on any other rod. Does anyone know how to repair this? Wood glue followed by light sanding?

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Post Posted: 11:10am - Sep 23,17 
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Those rods come with a 5 year warranty. Send it in and they will fix it for you.

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Post Posted: 03:06pm - Sep 23,17 
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I'll give them a call, but I thought it was a 1 yr, unless you pay for some extra protection..

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Post Posted: 12:41pm - Sep 24,17 
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Always pays to call. Sometimes they might want to see what the problem is and will send you a new rod or repair it.

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Post Posted: 01:05pm - Sep 24,17 
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If all else fails....pm JohnnyFinn....aka Tim....he lives in des plaines not far from U....he refurbished rods...later mike :drink

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Post Posted: 02:38pm - Sep 25,17 
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St Croix will want to know if their premiers have cork issues that quickly. I'd contact them, they'll probably send you a replacement or fix it for you. They may even offer to let you pay the difference, in retail price, to upgrade to a higher end rod (had a buddy do this with his Salmon/Steelhead rod.

If St Croix doesn't want to help you out (they probably will), JohnnyFinn does quality work. I've seen/held some of the rods he has built/repaired, and would not hesitate to have him work on any of out-of-warranty rods.

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Post Posted: 05:18pm - Sep 25,17 
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Called them up today, warranty is 5 years, but I have to gamble $20 and send it in to see if they deem it a manufacturing defect...I only paid $100.00 for the rod...I'm tempted to try some wood filler and wood glue..

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Post Posted: 05:47pm - Sep 25,17 
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Gorilla glue.

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Post Posted: 06:40pm - Sep 25,17 
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As windy city said the gorilla glue would work nicely, just remember to add some water to it and tape the handle so you can remove the glue as it expands.

You could if you want to preserve the look, use some cork sawdust mixed with a clear epoxy. Again tape the handle but you need not worry about the expansion factor. Use cheap epoxy as it's a little more flexible.

I would not use most wood glue's as they don't have much flexibility once cured. Cork needs to expand/contract with the moisture it's exposed to. The polyurethane glue's (gorilla glue) do offer some flexibility even when cured. Same kinda stuff is used for foundation cracks in concrete with very good success.

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Post Posted: 07:22pm - Sep 25,17 
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Consider that if you alter the handle [ fix or glue ] in any way you MAY be voiding your warranty. Best to send it in if you dont plan on using for some weeks..If you want to repair correctly pick up a few pieces of cork and cut out the section that is cracked and glue 1 or 2 new cork rings to fit and sand down to size..This also voids your warranty..They are picky about altering their products..All the parts you need you can get online or at Coren Rods and tackle.Rather easy fix if your inclined that way

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Post Posted: 07:53pm - Sep 25,17 
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Mhimes28 wrote:
Called them up today, warranty is 5 years, but I have to gamble $20 and send it in to see if they deem it a manufacturing defect...I only paid $100.00 for the rod...I'm tempted to try some wood filler and wood glue..

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That handle looks pretty messed up. Correns is a great option for parts, repairs - advice. I would risk the shipping cost and send it in.

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Post Posted: 08:10am - Sep 29,17 
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Id send it to ST. Croix they will most likely send you a new rod I've sent back last least 4 rods mostly my fault for the damage. they replaced all with new and added some free goodies, Hats ,lanyards, stickers. Very nice people This is why I only buy ST. Croix rods.

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Post Posted: 06:30pm - Sep 30,17 
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Thanks everyone for chiming in, I think I will be sending it in when winter hits. Glad to hear St. Croix comes through on their warranty. Definitely want to get to Park Falls and get the tour someday.

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Post Posted: 08:33am - Oct 1,17 
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Wood glue and clamp, then sand lightly. Done.

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Post Posted: 12:10am - Feb 13,18 
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I’ve sent in some rods to St. Croix and no questions asked they have replaced them. Awsome customer service. I never got any free goodies though...

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Post Posted: 06:24pm - Feb 16,18 
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Mhimes28 wrote:
Thanks everyone for chiming in, I think I will be sending it in when winter hits. Glad to hear St. Croix comes through on their warranty. Definitely want to get to Park Falls and get the tour someday.

St Croix told me to ship the rod via Speedy Delivery. It was 13 bucks

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