Betts has been building and repairing rods for over 60 years. We can repair MOST rods, and will let you know if we believe the rod is not worth repairing. Tips can be replaced while you wait - Depending on the type of tip the cost can be anywhere from $4-$10. Specialty tops and guides are higher.
All rod guides are replaced by replacing the damaged guide, and wrapping a new one on with rod building thread. The threads are then epoxied to preserve the repair. Sorry- we cannot glue inserts back into guides...it just doesn't work!