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????What's up with this Ferrule???????

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Bought this blank recently. It is a Lamiglass SUL681F

 

It is 5.5 feet and rated for 1/8 - 3/8 oz.

 

I've never seen a ferrule like this.

 

FerrulePic1.jpg

 

I don't know if it's an old model or if I am just not that experienced. Anyway when you put the two pieces together they do not match up.

 

 

ferrule2.jpg

 

 

I've tried rubbing a pencil on the male end thinking that would work, but it didn't.

 

Are the two pieces supposed to mate together snugly? If so, How do I get them to?

 

All ideas and suggestions are much appreciated.

 

Tightlines,

 

Stroth

 

 

 

[This message has been edited by Stroth (edited 03-01-2003).]

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I was gettin' worried that I'd been ripped off.

 

I am assuming that this is a fairly old blank.

 

I'm curious about it "leaving room for wear".

 

Are you saying the spigot end will wear, or the ferrule itself will wear????

 

Thanks for the help.

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Winston fly rods - the best - have these ferrules. Advice above is correct. don't force all the way together. you won't be able to separate. they work fine with a gap as shown.

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The idea with the spigot ferrule is to combat the problem of ferrule wear. Over time the mating surfaces of the ferrule will wear(very slightly) and the fit will not be snug. With the spigot ferrule you then simply slide the female portion down further until it is snug. That is why the two parts (with equal outside diameters) should not contact each other; the gap ensures room for future wear.

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very cool

 

I'm curious why other rod companies don't incorporate the same strategy.

 

The blank itself feels pretty sweet. I can't seem to get much info at all though as to how old it may be or what its best application is.

 

Tightlines,

 

stroth

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