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    Default Ferrule Help:

    I recently got a new rod and the two ferrules don't fit together too well, how can i fix this? should i file it down?

    Heres what it looks like

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    No, leave well alone. Rods fitted with carbon fibre ferrules always have a little gap when new. It is simply room to wear. The ferrule will effect the rods action over it's own length and the gap between the sections will not alter that. As long as the fit is tight and secure and there is no movement of the ferrule inside the top side of the blank, all is well. Looks quite normal.

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    Thanks, glad i don't have to send it back or anything

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    With the greatest respect that gap is too wide and should not really exceed 5 or 6mm. You might want to try cleaning the female section with a bottle brush and warm soapy water.

    It would also appear that you have the beginnings of a transverse crack in the male section.

    Get it checked IMHO.

    Interesting background rod bag though - did you make it yourself?

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    Hi, Tackhell i'll try cleaning the female section, also the crack looks a lot worse on the photo and it has been filled in with some sort of sealant i think.

    Also another quick question, i'm putting a braided loop on my fly line and it says to use the inchworm method, what is this?lol

    Edit:a few other people who have the same rod say this is normal for the ferrules
    Last edited by kcon1; 27-08-2008 at 04:39 PM.

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    [QUOTE=kcon1;275204]

    Also another quick question, i'm putting a braided loop on my fly line and it says to use the inchworm method, what is this?lol


    Im assuming they mean push a bit of fly line into the braid-it will bunch up a bit. flatten it down and push the fly line in a bit more and repeat.

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