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Old 24-03-2013, 08:24 PM
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Can anyone kindly explain why some rods include ferrules at the end of the rod sections and some dont? What the purpose or benefit, if any, these ferrules possess over rods that do not have them??
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Can anyone kindly explain why some rods include ferrules at the end of the rod sections and some dont? What the purpose or benefit, if any, these ferrules possess over rods that do not have them??
Not quite sure what you're saying here.

All rods of more than one piece have joints, in modern carbon fibre rods usually a 'male' spiggot into the hollow 'female' upper section. Older cane rods (and glass rods initially) had metal ferrules where the male section was on the upper side of the joint.

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Or are you talking about the little 'stoppers' that some rods have to keep foreign matter from entering the blank?
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Thank you for your reply. I have actually found my answer by searching on google. If your interested it compares 2 different types of section to section joints but they are both classed as a type of ferrule.

Which Fly Rod Ferrule Is Best? | MidCurrent
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Old 24-03-2013, 10:30 PM
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My Chas Burns Lorhics have the second type of ferrule, you can see about 3/4 inch of black unfinished carbon spigot at each join
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Thank you for your reply. I have actually found my answer by searching on google. If your interested it compares 2 different types of section to section joints but they are both classed as a type of ferrule.

Which Fly Rod Ferrule Is Best? | MidCurrent
Ah ha! I get where you're coming from - it's more common these days, particularly in the UK, to refer to 'joints' rather than ferrules ... as in this description from David Norwich's excellent site -

"The minimal EV5 swing weight is enhanced by the incorporation of a new low profile ultra light weight carbon to carbon jointing system that gives the rod blank a seamless curve under load."


This is what ferrules are for those of us who have a love of cane ...

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Strictly speaking, ferrules are what are so elegantly displayed in the preceding post. Their advantage over 'follow-on' or 'follow through' joints is that with the true rod ferrule, wear can be compensated by replacement of the metal ferrules; but if you can be bothered, and have the means, you can very easily electro-plate them without removing them from the rod. I have re-furbished several sets of brass ferrules on one of my own my own cane rods and one or two for a mate. Brass ferrules were also fitted to glass fibre rods.
Some cane rods now have reinforced, built-up 'female' ends to their blanks and they are another example of a 'follow-on'.
Ferrules are also fitted to the ends of walking-sticks. strictly-speaking, metal ferrules; but rubber ones are fairly widely available. jadaTC
PS I didn't like replacing worn brass ferrrules, because it wasn't always easy finding a perfect matching set for you rod; and scraping off the cane, or building it up using thread etc, was not a very good idea. Even a copper-plate coating lasted a fair while.
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when I made cane rods in the distant past I used to use slivers of cane glued to the main rod to reinforce the ferrule base, rather than use thread , it gave a more secure fit, easker1
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Sounds like a sound method, Easker, and the glue fills up any space either way. jadaTC
PS I never built a cane rod, but repaired several. With my own rods, I preferred not to disturb a worn ferrule, and plating let me do that.

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you could round off the rod with out cutting into the hexagon angles,easker1
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