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Advice needed - 1pc to 2pc conversions
Posted by: Rick Handrick (165.225.62.---)
Date: July 08, 2024 12:01PM

I just had a guy contact me - he wants every rod in his collection - all freshwater light to medium heavy rods - converted from 1 pc to 2 pc. He has a 6' truck bed and wants all his rods to fit.... I was very upfront with him about the performance issues, tradeoffs, weight and action penalty - and that I honestly wouldn't recommend the work, as I'd hate to have him incur the cost for dubious benefit. He's very adamant about pursuing the idea though - so I told him I'd research the current state of ferrule availability and construction, determine some costs, and get back to him.

So - does anyone have any experience they can share? I've not done a 2-piece conversion before - now I'm looking at 7 of them. Any recommendations on a brand of ferrule that you like best? I'm finding limited options. My thought is to place the ferrule fairly low on the rods, above the hook keeper/logo area in order to preserve the rod's action and balance to the greatest extent possible.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Advice needed - 1pc to 2pc conversions
Posted by: Ross Pearson (---.dlth.qwest.net)
Date: July 08, 2024 02:48PM

RodMaker MAGAZINE Volume 27 - Number 2 - Making Multi-Piece Rod Ferrules

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Re: Advice needed - 1pc to 2pc conversions
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 08, 2024 04:00PM

Properly done, the action isn't going to change. He'll never know it's multi-piece rod. Rod speed might drop a little due to a slight bit of extra weight, but this isn't like the old day where multi-piece rods sported heavy metal ferrules. Make the ferrules from glass.

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Re: Advice needed - 1pc to 2pc conversions
Posted by: Rick Handrick (165.225.62.---)
Date: July 09, 2024 08:42AM

Thanks Tom - do you have that RM 27-2 available as a back issue? I didn't see it on the site :-)

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Re: Advice needed - 1pc to 2pc conversions
Posted by: Ross Pearson (---.dlth.qwest.net)
Date: July 11, 2024 09:39AM

The techniques described in this LIBRARY article are similar to what are done for making a tip over butt ferrule converting a one piece rod to a two piece. [www.rodbuilding.org] If you still need the Rod Maker issue, I can mail you mine. My email is unhidden.

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Re: Advice needed - 1pc to 2pc conversions
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: July 11, 2024 10:57AM

Hello All.

Here are just a few of the many articles on Ferrels (there is a load of them).

16/2 Ferrules, Making Multi-Piece. By Tom Kirkman. 12
17/1 Ferrules, Past & Present #1: When Multi-Piece Rods Lacked Ferrules. By C. Boyd Pfeiffer. 10
17/2 Ferrules, Past & Present #2: Early Metal And Swiss-Style Ferrules. By C. Boyd Pfeiffer. 10
17/3 Ferrules, Past & Present #3: Ferrules Glass to Glass & Graphite to Graphite. By C. Boyd Pfeiffer. 10

If you want more let me know.


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

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