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 Post subject: Re: maintenance and care
PostPosted: 05/05/20 14:59 • # 21 
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One item not mentioned on any site: After fishing, sight down the rod and if any bends are present, reverse bend them by hand to straighten. Rods treated this way will tend to stay straight because all rods spend the majority of their life in the tube. Advice is from Per Brandin.


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PostPosted: 05/05/20 16:52 • # 22 
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Tommasini wrote:
One item not mentioned on any site: After fishing, sight down the rod and if any bends are present, reverse bend them by hand to straighten. Rods treated this way will tend to stay straight because all rods spend the majority of their life in the tube. Advice is from Per Brandin.


You're not going to straighten a set in a bamboo rod without some localized heating of the affected sweep/set. If you can straighten a set at creekside and it stays straight until you cast it or play fish with it and it takes a set again right away, there is something wrong somewhere...

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PostPosted: 05/05/20 22:42 • # 23 
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fragmentum wrote:
You're not going to straighten a set in a bamboo rod without some localized heating of the affected sweep/set. If you can straighten a set at creekside and it stays straight until you cast it or play fish with it and it takes a set again right away, there is something wrong somewhere...

I disagree. This has come up before and has resulted in some unpleasant discussion in the past. Despite that, I will repeat that I almost always straighten cold and the rod stays straight. Nothing wrong with using heat, but straightening cold works and rods that it works for do not easily take sets.

Tim


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PostPosted: 05/15/20 02:32 • # 24 
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Don't store your fly rod in a rod bag in a rod tube. Rod tubes are for transporting your rod to and from your fishing location only.


I don't understand this ... have stored my rods in their tubes for years. What is the rationale for this advice?


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PostPosted: 05/15/20 06:01 • # 25 
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teter wrote:
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Don't store your fly rod in a rod bag in a rod tube. Rod tubes are for transporting your rod to and from your fishing location only.


I don't understand this ... have stored my rods in their tubes for years. What is the rationale for this advice?


I believe that this recommendation pre dates air conditioning, but am interested in what others have to say.


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PostPosted: 05/15/20 07:18 • # 26 
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I'm with teter on the tube question, all my working rods are in tubes and have been for years without problems. In fact I have a number of Orvis rods that are well over 100 years old, they started out in round wooden tubes. And that's where they spend all most all of their time to this day,again without problems.
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PostPosted: 05/15/20 07:38 • # 27 
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Once dry from a trip, all rods are safely stored within their respective bag and tube.


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PostPosted: 05/15/20 07:39 • # 28 
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teter wrote:
fragmentum wrote:
Don't store your fly rod in a rod bag in a rod tube. Rod tubes are for transporting your rod to and from your fishing location only.


I don't understand this ... have stored my rods in their tubes for years. What is the rationale for this advice?


There isn't any...

The Orvis Database: http://antiquerodandreels.com/databases/orvisdb


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 08:35 • # 29 
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Some of the links cited herein have recommend camellia oil for guides and ferrules.

What is a good source for camellia oil? There are many offerings on line but they all seem to be pitched for personal care purposes, not for metal objects. I would be concerned that there could be additives for “skin care” that might be harmful, i.e., corrosive or leave an untoward residue, for metal.

When knife expert Bernard Levine was writing his seminal knife guides in the 1970s, he recommended buying camellia oil (AKA “Japanese sword oil”) from Morty the Knife Man. Morty is long-gone.

In short, is there a source for camellia oil that is intended or at least reliable for quality metal objects?


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 09:55 • # 30 
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I imagine there is no difference. You can probably get a bottle that says "100% Pure camiella oil," similar to the jojoba oil used in skin care. For jojoba oil there are no additives, it's probably the same with camiella.

"Car ce n'est pas assez d'avoir l'esprit bon, mais le principal est de l'appliquer bien.”- Descartes


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PostPosted: 05/17/20 10:18 • # 31 
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I would neither use it nor pay $24.99 for eight ounces, but this is the very first google search result for camellia oil.

https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Came ... gIGOfD_BwE


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