Right, after 2 years I finally have my 3 piece blue marlin in 3 different sections again.
I tried hot water first.........this is a stupid idea as it melted the resin near the eyes.
Secondly I tried the block method .....no go ended up scratching the rod. This rod was toight! (Austin powers and fashure.)
Then I taped a deap sea gaff to one end and pulled.....ended up straitening the solid stainless steel hook.
By now I am stuffing up a lot of my equipment and the rod is starting to look like SH1T.(Only used once.)
Then today I asked the guys at Trophy tackle den were I bought the rod. I should have done this first and saved myself 2 yrs of pain.
Thanks guys the tip worked like a bomb and I pulled the pieces apart with my bear hands and absolutely no effort.
The solution: Ice, ice baby, just wrap in ice and leave for ten minutes.
We live and learn!