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Old 08-03-2012, 08:29 AM
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Question) What is the best wax or lube to put on the rod were it joins together. I hear pros and cons. right now i use nothing because of surf fishing , sand can get on the ferrals. Will it help wear on the rod joints.
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I don't always use ferral lube, but when I do, I use ear wax

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Old 08-03-2012, 10:33 AM
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I don't always use ferral lube, but when I do, I use ear wax

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Question) What is the best wax or lube to put on the rod were it joins together. I hear pros and cons. right now i use nothing because of surf fishing , sand can get on the ferrals. Will it help wear on the rod joints.
I used a thin coat on my TCX and had a couple pieces of sand stuck on the mid sections and grindola! That's a sound I don't like to hear coming from an $800 rod. Just use sparingly and run your fingers over the male ends lightly before shoving it in.
I have a little container of the ferrule wax from St. Croix and put a very thin coat on all ferrules. I like it and believe it helps prevent some wear. Sounds strange but it helps keep the joints together and it helps them come apart easier.
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I use the stub of a bee's wax candle. It's not tacky and doesn't pick up grit
The point is not to "lube" anything. Really the opposite. It's more like making a seal
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I'm honestly curious in asking this........... I don't have any 'new' rods but, do they really come apart at the ferrules now while you're fishing? There have been a few (very few) instances where my 9' 5 weight PM-10 has loosened at the butt section joint and turned a bit. This I attributed to single hand Spey casting for several hours. The casts put a bunch of twisting torque on the rod so I never gave it a thought, simply straitened the rod and shoved it together firmly. I've also had Spey rods to come loose at this same joint for the same reason and did the same. I have not waxed or taped any rod I ever used and am curious about todays rods.

If they are really coming apart while a fellow is trying to use them for which they were designed there must be a flaw in the manufacturing that didn't exist years ago. Or....there is the possibility that my casting style is not one that loosens a rods joints.

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My rods don't seem to have that problem either. But like Ard after hours if casting the torque does tend to twist the connection a bit. When fishing saltwater and beach environs I do use a small amount if candle wax on the ferrules only so I can break the rodsdown at the days end. Amazing how salt and sand can get into seemingly tightly sealed spaces!
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THank's I'll use a candle, cheap and it works. My pods do not come apart while fishing. I just like to keep my equipment in like new condition. I'm a gear nut.
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