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DreedeeAugust 13th, 2008, 6:35 pm
Posts: 16A few years ago, a downturn in good fortune forced me to sell off my expensive bamboo rods. No real biggie, in the grand scheme of things. But all season, I've been fishing my old 8' 4-wt Orvis Superfine, a four-piece, a rod I've had over a decade. It's a great rod, with loads of feel. But I noticed this season problems with the ferrules twisting. I rubbed some paraffin on the ferrules in the hope of making them stick, but it didn't help. Finally, I just took a piece of cloth and some mild soap and cleaned the the outside and inside of the ferrules. It worked; the rod is back in shape and casting wonderfully. I thought I'd "worn" out the ferrules, but they only needed cleaning. Sometimes the solution to a problem can be solved with a wee bit of logic.
TrtklrAugust 14th, 2008, 2:20 pm

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cleaning them with "soapy" water is key. It is kind of like cleaning your golf club grips with soapy water it makes them tacky, where if you clean them with just water it isn't the same. I doubt if your ferrules where tacky when you got done but your getting the same effect.
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