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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Dealing With Stuck Ferrules

    Out of curiosity what type of wax do you guys use on your connections ? I always find that whatever I use seems to be to soft and has the opposite effect where the ferrules are coming apart to easy!
    Also when I do have one that sticks warmed up neoprene gloves seems to do the trick for me!
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    Default Re: Dealing With Stuck Ferrules

    I use the stub of a bee's wax candle
    Good on tent zippers too
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    Default Re: Dealing With Stuck Ferrules

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Makes me wonder about the safety of your deoderant.

    I wax my ferrules every single time I use my two handers. In the Fall or Spring when the temperatures can drop a lot while fishing I have had them so stuck I thought I would get a hernia pulling on them. I just hold the ferrule in my mouth till it softens the wax again and give it a pull. Pops right apart. If it's still hard, the heat it with your mouth and the behind the knee trick will do it.
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    Default Re: Dealing With Stuck Ferrules

    I carry a couple of those pimpled rubber lod opener thingys in my gear bag. They give tremendous grip, and that works wonders. I sometimes wax sections, but I sometimes forget. I have use the behind the knees technique, but that doesn't always work. The bag of peas does.

    A word of warning: I left a couple of stuck sections in the back of my Jeep, thinking I'd use a bag of peas when I got home. I don't know what was rubbing against one of the sections, but it went right through to the bare graphite! Not a big deal, as it was at the end of the butt section's ferrule, and I've fished that rod hundreds of days since, but rods go in cases now. That's when I started carrying the jar lid rubber thingies.

  5. Default Re: Dealing With Stuck Ferrules

    I just had this issue a couple weeks ago. I used the Ice/frozen pea method and it worked like a charm.

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    Default Re: Dealing With Stuck Ferrules

    Quote Originally Posted by theboz View Post
    Out of curiosity what type of wax do you guys use on your connections ?
    Paraffin wax is what is recommended. I use white candle wax as a substitute. Break off a piece of a votive candle or use a white birthday candle. I carry a white birthday candle in a small zip lock bag and I use it whenever the ferrules start to loosen during casting.
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    Default Re: Dealing With Stuck Ferrules

    I bought a big box of canning parafin. I use it on the mandrels I use to turn grips also. If I turn grips till I'm 90, and keep a block in a bag for each rod I own I'll never run out of it. I my big two hand bag I have a chunk about 1X1X2 inches in a plastic soap box.

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    Default Re: Dealing With Stuck Ferrules

    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    Makes me wonder about the safety of your deoderant.

    I wax my ferrules every single time I use my two handers. In the Fall or Spring when the temperatures can drop a lot while fishing I have had them so stuck I thought I would get a hernia pulling on them. I just hold the ferrule in my mouth till it softens the wax again and give it a pull. Pops right apart. If it's still hard, the heat it with your mouth and the behind the knee trick will do it.
    Yup, same here. Just posted on this on another thread. I use wax on all of my rods now and no more getting stuck problems. Both spey and single handers.

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