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Old 10-16-2010, 02:53 PM
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New to fly fishing and just purchased a Orvis TLS Power Matrix 9' 5wt. The ferrule gap between the butt and 2nd section is 3/4" while the others are at 1/2". Is that acceptable? Thanks
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Hi & welcome to the forum,

Please explain what gap you refer to. I'm not clear on what you are asking but perhaps Orvis would be better suited to answer rather than taking my view as an answer.

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New to fly fishing and just purchased a Orvis TLS Power Matrix 9' 5wt. The ferrule gap between the butt and 2nd section is 3/4" while the others are at 1/2". Is that acceptable? Thanks
To my understanding (rightly or wrongly) the 'gap' you're referring to is to allow for rod (male section) ware over time and a continued 'fit' between sections. The 1/2 inch doesn't sound out of line, but ..... 3/4 of an inch sounds excessive .. to put it mildly.

As Ard notes above, I'd check with Orvis on this one as it sounds like a 'miss-fit' between rod sections.

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Default Re: Ferrule Gap

Thanks for the replies. Everything that I have read states that the acceptable ferrule gap that is allowed on fly rods is 1/4"- 5/8" depending on the rod. I sent Orvis a email yesterday about the 3/4" gap and the reply was "Thank you for your email. That is completely acceptable and the rod will be absolutely fine to use." I will give them a call tomorrow.
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Makes sense, I had a Grey's Platinum X and the ferrules were about .5 or more out at each joint. Be sure to post after talking to Orvis.

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Default Re: Ferrule Gap

That is one of the ways to design a thin blank of that nature. For the taper to be consistant there is a need to "gaps" to smoth out the taper.
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