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Default Re: problem with new sage rod

Ditto what Cliff said....Plus.... I bought the same rod about one month ago,
and noticed that the ferrules loosened very easily. I consider myself to be
a fully competent ferrule-fitter, but the FLi's ferrules needed attention every
6-8 casts. My other rods (St. Croix and Diamondback) stay together all day
once the 1/4 turn method is applied.

I was speaking with a local rod builder a couple months ago, and he was discussing a batch of blanks that he was testing. He said that these particular
blanks are cured with a dose of intense UV light, and that results in a very
slick surface. The slick surface doesn't help hold the rod sections together,
according to this builder (Jack Mickievicz from Douglasville, PA). Jack said
that ideally you want to hear a squeek when the ferrules are joined. I got
some water on a ferrule section when putting a rod together last week. It
squeeked, and was almost impossible to get apart !

I hope Sage isn't charging you each time these rods are returned !
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