If flying knee to the bait
Often it happens, especially if You bought a telescopic rod somewhere in the market or a simple bait shop that is in your range and only in rare cases has a pricey brands, that after a while the knee rods begin to slide away from each other. By the way, sometimes is there and fairly good lines, which for a long time or operated, or in the process of catching the bait is lowered into the water. The point is that when wet, the materials are eventually softened, and sand, which sometimes contains water in the form of fine mist, begins to work like sandpaper. And after some time, the knee wears away slightly and starts to slip, falling to the outside. What to do in this situation?
As a rule, the fishermen have learned to get out of this situation: just glue a piece of adhesive tape on top of the knee (which POPs up). In principle, a way of working, and a couple of fishing it would be enough. But, as You know, regularly performing the movement with your knee the rod pushing it, the tape gets worn out really fast, and the situation is repeated again. In my practice, I just used duct tape. The situation can be resolved in another way, which almost nobody uses: buy new knee. As they say, with such damage not every one of us, ordinary fishermen, will run for a new rod, especially for the brand, because now everything is not so cheap, the more interesting the different ways repair their gear.
In fact, as I have already noted, at the time, I just wrapped staniulis the end of the elbow with duct tape, and cost. But at some point I was fed up with it, as duct tape or Dismounting when more drastic breakthrough in the Assembly of fishing rods, or, on the contrary, when after fishing I put the rod, sometimes winding flew. Yes, and grinds it fast. Thus, the upper knee I had to buy, since no solution was found. But exactly as long as I’m not one winter was engaged in making homemade spinnerbaits and lures, when it became necessary to extend the hooks with wire, and hides itself in the winding wire. In General, for this purpose I have used and use the heat shrink tube that are available in different diameter. As I remember, I decided then and on the knee to test this tube planted a tube of the desired diameter on the knee (cut the tube with a length of about 1 inch), then gently twisted design above the flame of the lighter. Here we need to show care, not to hurry so as not to burn the very knee. In General, the tube of the village, as expected, and the rod after I caught all summer and had no problems.
As the saying goes, note that with the shrinking can be carried out simple repairs, and the tube for the Amateur tinkering, are very, very valuable find: different diameters and thickness of tubes, availability, low cost.
Good luck and all the best.