[1] Cut a triangular piece of shrink-wrap long enough to wrap three times around your rod. The width of the base should extend slightly beyond the foot of the guide.

[2] Cut off the threads and foot of the broken guide with the razor.

[3] Select an appropriate-sized replacement.

[4] Tape the new guide to the rod blank.

[5] Wrap one foot with shrink-wrap.

[6] Heat with a hair dryer. You’ll need electricity, so swing by a gas station or 24-hour mart. They’ll usually let you plug into an outlet.

[7] Repeat on the second guide foot.


› Assorted guides to match your fresh- or saltwater rods

› Straight-edge razor

› Shrink-wrap

› Hair dryer

› Tape