As some of you know, my fly rod has been out of commission due to the stripping guide being snapped off. Made it very difficult to fish.
Anyway, pistoldog hooked me up with a fellow named Kevin who operates Colorado Custom Fly Rods Ltd. He agreed to help me with my problem and took my fly rod in on 4/24 of this month.
On 4/25 it was done.
Here is the before picture, followed by the after.
Looks as good or better than factory.
Now, I don't know how to do this kind of work, and I don't know how difficult it is to do. But I WILL tell you that this new guide is better than the one that came from the factory, it is seamlessly integrated into the rod, and looks and feels perfect. The guy did the work for a VERY reasonable rate and had it done in one day. He is a very busy fellow and builds beautiful custom rods (link to his website below) but took the time to help a needy fisherman out with a simple repair for a minimal fee.
Thank you to P-Dog and to Kevin at Colorado Custom Fly Rods for helping get me back out on the water... with my limited time I have left for fishing in Colorado.
***Some of his custom work: