How to Repair a Broken Fishing Rod Often, fishermen throw away a broken rod that could have been easily repaired, in most overnight. And it will usually be stronger at the break point than it was before it broke. Sound impossible? Here’s how to fix that favorite broken rod. Gather Your Materials You will need the following items: Two part 15 minute epoxy. An old expendable rod with a blank that the approximate size of the broken rod. It’s a good idea to keep broken rods that really can’t be repaired to used for this purpose.