Stuck Ferrules? Bring latex gloves

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billems
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Stuck Ferrules? Bring latex gloves

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I had a box of latex gloves in the car is use for shopping in crowded marketplaces. Ferrules were stuck at the end of the days' fishing. The old between-the-knees ploy didn't work either. So, I put on a pair of the latex gloves. Hands still threatened to slip. Spat on my palms; grip on the rod was vice-tight, followed by the sweet sounding champagne "pop" of separation. Glad I had them along.

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cdmoore
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Yep. I cut the forearms off those yellow dishwashing gloves you see and those work great. Fit in a pocket (shirt or vest or bag in the car) a little better than the other end. Another trick I saw on youtube from Kelly Galloup was wrapping the shafts in duct tape. Look it up for details. Works great.

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Lots of grip tricks out there that work, you just need to remember them :)

I guess this is one area a one piece or spliced rod has the advantage over ferruled rods :)

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Mark Dankel
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My favorite is the "latex" mesh kitchen cabinet shelf liner stuff. I just stash a couple of 5" x 5" squares in the pack. Sometimes need them to assemble as well as disassemble ferrules for really tight rods. I also use FerruLube wax from The Silver Trout in Fayston, VT. Great stuff.
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The round pads used to grip jar lids work well. I keep a pair of them in each of my fishing kits.

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I keep a bar of Ivory in a plastic bag in my fishing bag, as well as in my car. I generally get to know the rods where the ferrules tend to be tough to take down, and give them a light rub of Ivory before assembling. Really helps, though having the rubber pads is worthwhile (in glove box) as well as behind the knee technique. Sometimes taking a break and letting the hands relax will help. Curse the rodmaker a few times. Mind over matter. If nothing works, I've driven home with the rod assembled a few times!

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I kept an old bike inner tube tire, cut it up, and keep two sections with each reel case. I also like to periodically clean the male and female ferrules with alcohol once in a while. As a last result, if they still stick, I will lightly clean with the finest steel wool.

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creakycane wrote:
06/26/20 16:29
Curse the rodmaker a few times. Mind over matter. If nothing works, I've driven home with the rod assembled a few times!
Been there, done all that!

I use the mesh shelf liner too. An 2' long piece is enough to stash 4'x4" or 6" x 6" squares in your vests, reel duffles, vehilcle, with enough left over to pass out to buddies who need it in a pinch.

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The latex coated gardening gloves work very well, too. Having your whole hands involved in pulling tight ferrules apart is safer than just a piece of rubber in your fingers. Precludes pulling off a guide in the process if your hands slip.
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I keep a pair of lid openers in the back of my fly vest -- they came in handy earlier this spring when it was raining.

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