Re: Wax on your Ferrules... what do you think?
I'm on the waxy side of the issue. The first thing I do with a new rod is wax the ferrules. I use a very hard ferrule wax and reapply a couple of times each season. In the salt, waxing the ferrules is part of my after action routine.
Its been my experience that waxing the ferrules helps to minimize hairline cracks, scratches and chips that can otherwise develop. I also believe waxing enhances the connection of the male and female ferrules and, when the time comes, the separation of the two.
Then, too, I am into waxing my rods once or twice a year using a very fine cabinet wax. I believe the micro-thin coating helps protect the rod from stupid antics I am fully capable of. It must do some good ... I can hear the Ancient Fish Gods moan every time I apply wax...