10-05-2000, 09:23 AM
I just bought a new rod, a 2wt. to do some brookie fishing and when I cast it I hear a cracking sound from a specific section in the rod, not a joint but in a strait section of the rod. Is this no big deal or should I be concerned.
I'd call Smitty at the Rod Builder's Workshop...
Might be the coating on the wraps?
10-05-2000, 11:05 AM
That's not right. Return it to the shop. If it is superficial, they will fix it or get you a new one.
10-05-2000, 04:46 PM
I can't tell if it is a guide. It is close to the inside rapping on the first snake guide. It is a 7.5 ft 2wt scott G. Normally I would take it back but it was a demo rod I got for an awsome price and it is the perfect rod. I was just wondering if it was cosmetic and would go away of if is a flaw I should worry about.
10-05-2000, 10:12 PM
The last rod I had that made that noise busted just above the ferrule. My guess is a crack under the wrap. Just my .02
I think that what you are hearing is that wonderful rod moaning at your reel and line selection.
I called Scott customer service this morning and Egan thinks that the noise you are hearing is the guide itself. Sometimes the insert seperates from the frame which would cause a crackling sound. He does not believe there is a crack in the blank. In any case when it gets too cold to fish that rod. Send it to Scott and they will replace the stripping guide for you.
10-06-2000, 12:48 PM
I fugured you would chime in Bob. Thanks, I inspected the rod some more and I am pretty sure it is the first guide on the rod. It seems a little lose (just slightly). Over all I love the rod. It casts nice and is beautiful. I think I will do as you suggested. Fish it for the rest of this month while the fishing is good and the sent it to Scott. Thanks alot.