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    Default Re: Stupid newb question...assembling a new rod.

    Don't feel bad asking the question, when I got my first rod with a spigot ferrule it took me a second Best 'newb' moment I've seen is a guy stringing up his rod starting by putting the line through the hook keeper
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    I learned something today.. As i have never seen that either..

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    Default Re: Stupid newb question...assembling a new rod.

    Spigot ferrules will wear over time. They should never get a smaller gap than about a 1/4"... At which point usually a little ferrule wax will fix that. But should be replaced if the gap gets too small.

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    Default Re: Stupid newb question...assembling a new rod.

    btw, a really good question you asked
    i've heard of unknowing owners sanding the male
    end down until it "fit" flush. very bad

    casey


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    Default Re: Stupid newb question...assembling a new rod.

    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    btw, a really good question you asked
    i've heard of unknowing owners sanding the male
    end down until it "fit" flush. very bad

    casey
    Haha! Last thing I was gonna do is take sand paper to my new toy!

    Thanks for the help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tx_newb View Post
    Ah. Told you it was a newb question
    So for another...how do you know how much force to use when assembling? Just enough that it takes a little effort to pull back apart?
    A bit late, but I'll add: TFO calls this their self-tightening ferrule. It's not a true spigot ferrule, it's just designed to look like one. Finger-tight is all that's needed, because the two sections will seat tighter during use.

    Simulated spigot ferrules are also used on some budget rods like "Angler Pro" out of China. I have a Dragonfly Journey that has this simulated spigot as well.
    Last edited by mikishots; 11-18-2016 at 11:46 AM.

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    Default Re: Stupid newb question...assembling a new rod.

    my old Allen is like that, its a straighter taper, just plug it in till snug and go fish.
    mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty 54 View Post
    I believe that if you check the TFO site, they will tell you to twist about 45 degrees and not to use wax.
    Pretty much most new carbon rods .... the 'extra' is to allow for 'ware' over the years. Seen several rods where they went waaaaaay beyond 'say what?'

    Took a pass on the purchase.

    fae
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