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    Hi Folks .

    I have a Silstar 3545-300 rod+quivertips i need to replace some of the small rings on the quiver tips anyone know where i might get some i have looked on the net but cant find any that small .

    It's an old favorite rod caught me a lot of fish but needs a bit of TLC ..


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    Try this place....

    Fishing Spares, fishingspares.co.uk

    Give 'em a bell, you might be lucky !

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    Have you tried Matchman Supplies -01559 813834.

    They sell spare quiver tips.
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    Hi MaggotDangler,
    I have the Silstar 3545-290 with quiver tips. The little rings seem to be made from 2 turns of 5Amp fuse-wire then the 2 legs twisted into a single leg then whipped into place. I'd suggest you try this as a make-do & mend!

    Have you tried Hopkins & Holloway - their Sales email service is very good :sales@hopkinsholloway.co.uk - might be worth a go.

    Great little rods - well worth saving!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenie62 View Post
    Hi MaggotDangler,
    I have the Silstar 3545-290 with quiver tips. The little rings seem to be made from 2 turns of 5Amp fuse-wire then the 2 legs twisted into a single leg then whipped into place. I'd suggest you try this as a make-do & mend!

    Have you tried Hopkins & Holloway - their Sales email service is very good :sales@hopkinsholloway.co.uk - might be worth a go.

    Great little rods - well worth saving!
    Not with fuse wire but i have some small stainless steel springs i was thinking of re-jigging .
    I have looked at the comapnies suggested thanks but non of them seem to do the very small rings involved thanks anyway to all suggestions .

    Yes Very nice rod will buy another one when i see one up for grabs at the right sort of money ,they are starting to fetch a few bob now around £40.00 i aint selling thou out with it again today at my small pool see if i can get some photos this time ..

    Thanks ..


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    How about these ...

    All Sport Medical, Safety Pins (Q2101), High Quality Stainless Steel Safety Pins

    ?

    Couple of snips with a wire cutter and whip them on and your sorted - size may be a challenge though ?

    And cheap as chips as well !


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    Last edited by Steve Ruff; 14-06-2015 at 07:37.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggot_dangler View Post
    I have looked at the comapnies suggested thanks but non of them seem to do the very small rings involved
    Are you sure? Have you clicked on all of the links posted?
    I'm having difficulty believing that none of the micro guides (specifically for quivertips) wouldn't do the job for you. Even the most basic sounds like a reasonable upgrade on what you seem to have.

    Fuji MKG - Fuji - Rod Guides

    A 2.5mm diameter is pretty damned small and it's better to not go too small anyway. At 29p, they are also cheap as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam vimes View Post
    ...A 2.5mm diameter is pretty damned small and it's better to not go too small anyway. At 29p, they are also cheap as hell.
    Good guidance Sam,
    I've just measured the rings on these tips - and they are 3.5mm. They need to be cheap as chips 'cos there's about 6 on each tip - depending on length!

    BTW - I'm assuming the OP checked for spare tips in the butt section by unscrewing the brass plug! Sorry - too obvious!

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    I came across the same problem when looking for replacement guides for an old Shakespeare feeder rod. Those tiny eyes that Sam linked to seem to be an excellent replacement (unless you'd like to maintain the original appearance) but I was after rings that a stop knot will pass through. A donor feeder rod (£5 from a boot sale) eventually provided the right ones at a bargain price.
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