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  1. #1
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    Default What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    I have used both simple candle wax, just rubbing a piece of plain white candle on the spigots. And also the Loon black coloured jointing compound.

    Some recommend tape, but it is a bit of a chore.

    What other options and preferences are there?

    Cheers and pre-work beers,
    Luke.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    You shouldn't use anything.
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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    Candle wax does it for me, it prevents wear , but keep it grit free, easker1

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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    Quote Originally Posted by sofasurfer View Post
    You shouldn't use anything.
    Spey, troutspey, longer single hand rods and through action rods, being a bit more flexible than some of the higher modulus/stiffer short rods need a bit of help/tackiness, to both stay together - but also to seperate them - where the twisting effect of casting, or a change in temperature from when they were put together can also cause them to bind?

    Maybe a manufacturer can comment too, with some insight etc?

    Cheers and the usual!
    Luke.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    Well I've used lots of longer single handed rods and through actioned rods, done a bit of Spey and roll casting and general thrashing and I am of the opinion that a rod that needs wax or tape or goo is faulty!

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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobmiddlepoint View Post
    Well I've used lots of longer single handed rods and through actioned rods, done a bit of Spey and roll casting and general thrashing and I am of the opinion that a rod that needs wax or tape or goo is faulty!
    I agree, some rod joints are not made that well, bad manufacturing process I guess.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    I don't use wax to keep the rod together I use it to stop wear on the Spigot or other Joint, I use multi piece rods and have no problems with them, I have had dry joints jam.
    easker1

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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    I got both orvis and loon I personally prefer loon grafitolin, however with spey casting creating torsional force I'd be taping it.
    With your rods in particular Luke it could be a expensive mistake not to!

    Al

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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    My cousin in Austria was advised to wax the male spigot. He had a considerable surprise when the second section of a 4 piece broke on his rod. The cause? Wax on the spigot prevented the joint from fully seating thus putting additional stress on a part of the rod that was not designed to take it.

    Needless to say he no longer uses wax.

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    Default Re: What is your favourite ferrule jointing goo?

    Back in the days of hollow glass rods and my first few carbon fibre ones, I used candle wax. Nowadays I simply don't bother. No problems or issues seem to result...
    "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." - German proverb
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