Orvis superfine 6’ 6” 1oz help

whalebone

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Hi All

I’m after a bit of guidance, I’ve just acquired the above rod the male sanded sanded section is about 35mm long but only fits into the female ferrule about 21mm leaving 14mm showing. Is this correct or should the male fit further into the female section.

Cheers in advance.

Chris
 
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richfish1

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Hi All

I’m after a bit of guidance, I’ve just acquired the above rod the male sanded sanded section is about 35mm long but only fits into the female ferrule about 21mm leaving 14mm showing. Is this correct or should the male fit further into the female section.

Cheers in advance.

Chris
I don't know about that particular rod, but many rods that I've owned are like that. It allows for wear. In many years to come it'll gradually push slightly further in.

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whalebone

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Cheers Rich
I’ve had similar rods but that 21mm seems a tad short

Chris
 

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Hope this has worked
 

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william henry

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The ferrules fit is fine.
I have the second generation and the troutbum superfine models and the ferrule fit looks about the same, go fish it and enjoy.
Point to note , if you are going to fish small streams with this rod it will be best overlined with a one size up line ��
 

whalebone

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Thanks again Paul
That overlining was exactly what I thought as well considering most of the time I’ll have 6-10 ft of fly line in the air. That is until I did the back garden test a couple of days ago, it handled a 3wt really well but came to life with a 2wt.
But that said a 3wt might be the way to go on the tiniest stream we spoke about earlier.

Chris.
 

whalebone

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Cheers mate, I might just do that to be completely certain.
Just compared it to my Far & Fine which fits a bit further and I’m sure from memory a rod I broke an older 7’ 6” 1wt also fitted further.
Cheers
Chris
 

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They are called spigot joints mate, a lot of hardy rods have theses, it's fine and that's how it's supposed to fit.
First time i saw one i thought i'd bought a duff.
 

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I have that same exact rod. It is how it is meant to be i.e. spigot joint.

It is a very fine rod, great for all the little tight spots.
 
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