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Old 06-12-2012, 02:10 PM
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Default Plugs in rod sections

I have a Scott SAS 14ft 9WT 3piece Spey Rod and the male end of the first and second section are not pluged. Is this the way it is suppose to be? or should they be pluged? Thanks.
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I don't know if the Scotts come with plugs or not. I have a couple of Loomises that originally had plugs, but a few of the plugs have gone missing over the years. Doesn't seem to make any difference -- just be careful to keep grit and dust out of them, just as you do with the female ferrules.

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I don't know about your Spey rod but all my Scott rods have plugged male ferrules. I would give Scott cust. service a call and please report back to all of us.
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Default Re: Plugs in rod sections

Emailed Scott and they said it sounds like the glue caps fell out over the years. Send it in and for $45 shipping cost , they will install new caps. I saw a rod building site and they used cork plugs in there blanks, so thats what I did. They said it dont cause any structial concern without them but less prown to damage with them IN.
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Default Re: Plugs in rod sections

I was going to suggest a trip to a good old fashioned Hardware Store or Hobby Shop / Craft Shop. If you can't find mini corks (I've used these to mount flies in shadow boxes) then look on line even on the auction site and search cork stoppers. I held off telling you to use cork but that is precisely what I would do if I had this problem.

We have had a couple other posts about this same thing in the past year; it's curious how the stops come out of some rods while others hold up through decades of use.

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