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Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Gary Goldsmith (---)
Date: October 06, 2020 07:03PM

Are there any techniques for finishing ferrules on multi piece fly rods without getting finish on the other connecting peice? Thanks.

Gary

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: October 06, 2020 07:13PM

Put a little plastic wrap over the male end and assemble it carefully. Apply finish even more carefully. 2 thin coats beat one that's too thick every time.

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Gary Goldsmith (---)
Date: October 06, 2020 07:48PM

Sounds like a plan. Thanks. If some gets in the male side will it affect the ferrule when I pull it apart?

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: October 06, 2020 08:25PM

If you're careful you shouldn't be getting any on the male ferrule to begin with (finishing isn't that hard). If you use Lynn's trick with the plastic wrap, it'll be darn near impossible to get any on the male ferrule, and the plastic wrap will just pull off and away when you disassemble the sections.

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: October 06, 2020 08:34PM

I don't believe it's possible to get some "in" the male side. Just use enough to cover the thread. The plastic wrap will protect the inserted segment (male) should a bit of finish drip down the end of the "female" segment.

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Gary Goldsmith (---)
Date: October 06, 2020 08:41PM

Got it. Thanks.

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 06, 2020 10:01PM

Quite a few blanks, like the CTS blanks for instance, don't need any thread reinforcement, or finish on their ferrules.

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Gary Goldsmith (---)
Date: October 07, 2020 06:54AM

Interesting. The NFC blank I'm using has pretty stout ferrules. You can see them built up and I doubt the thread is adding much. I'm doing it for aesthetics at this point.

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: October 08, 2020 07:34PM

most if not all new blanks are reinforced at the FERRULES , saying that I am not sure if the blank I am using is new or old ??
so I still wrap all my ferrules . hard to break a old dog of old tricks an it don't hurt a thing an it makes me feel better , my 2 cts. ,

William Sidney
AK

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Re: Techniques for finishing for rod ferrules
Posted by: Gary Goldsmith (---)
Date: October 11, 2020 10:28PM

Well, I used plastic wrap over the male end and the sections came apart on the dryer. No serious damage to the finish. Second coat I just used tape. Never really got much epoxy on the tape. Probably over thought the process. Thanks for all the tips.

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