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Hi
Is it normal for the resin on the foot of the guide of a brand new rod to be cracked a bit. Is it something that will eventually happen?

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It happened when the rod bent.

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Mana: 
its not a resin as such.
more a varnish

yes it is common over time.

no need to worry about it

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Ok

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Most of the guides on the rod make cracking or creaking sounds. So the person who installed the guides didnt put enough tension on the thread when he was wrapping the guides.

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Was the rod locally built or repaired?

Reason I ask is because some local guys are Pratley Kraftex or similar resin which is like glass and very brittle. They should be using a flexible resin.

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The font you are using reminds me of the mills and boons books my dad use to read. The poor old man was a little blind so he only took the books written in big font. He would smash out 10 books over a weekend :hyst:

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No I haven't repaired it, do not think it will cause any problems.