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    Default Taping my joints

    Hi folks,
    I am going to try my new rod out tomorrow morning for the first time and saw on a utube video that they suggested taping the ferruls (sp?). Is this something you would suggest and actively do? Thanks for the help.

    John
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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    Default Re: Taping my joints

    No, I don't and never have taped my joints. I have taped my ankles, though, and this sometimes helps when wading on uneven, rocky stream bottoms.

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    Default Re: Taping my joints

    Thanks. Even though I am only 32 my knees are that of a 65 YO man with arthritis. Guess I should have laid off the sports growing up.
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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    What's life without a few aches and pains, grunts and groans? I wish I could say it gets better but I've been reconstructed and reinforced all over this body...lol.

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    Default Re: Taping my joints

    It can be a good idea for longer switch and spey rods. The stronger forces in those longer rods can loosen ferrules more easily, and a loose ferrule can cause all sorts of trouble. I've never bothered to tape the ferrules in my 9' and under trout rods, though. Just make sure they're tight and aligned properly to begin with.

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    I tape my spey rod joints. most of my spey casts are touch and go casts. this generates a lot of torque and any weak connection can either come loose or get damaged if not tightly connected. Even thought the modern rods are built more precisely and may not require taping, I think it is a sound practice. Also, when I tape the rod, the energy transfer is much smoother and efficient. the rod feels like one continuous lever.

    anyway, that's what I do....what do I know.

    Quote Originally Posted by baseman1 View Post
    Hi folks,
    I am going to try my new rod out tomorrow morning for the first time and saw on a utube video that they suggested taping the ferruls (sp?). Is this something you would suggest and actively do? Thanks for the help.

    John

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    Default Re: Taping my joints

    Thanks folks. I play hockey so have a stack of hockey tape laying around that I may take with me. I will also be waxing the joints before hand. Now just to remember slow and steady wins the race and I might get through this without too much personal injury.
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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  13. Default Re: Taping my joints

    When it gets to Fall and early winter I am on the water a lot so I keep my rods taped. It also it makes for a quick morning to just slap them on the rack and down the road I go. If I do not have them taped I make sure I check them a few times during the day. Never had one snap so I guess it does not hurt to check and make sure they are snug

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    Hockey tapes are great but I would caution you against using them on spey rods. They may leave a lot of sticky residue on the rod joints. And these sticky residue catches a lot of dirt over time. Also, they may actually be too adhesive and damage the epoxy on the joints. I use 3M tapes that leaves almost no sticky residue on the rod. Also, they never damage my rod/epoxy.

    hope this helps.

    Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by baseman1 View Post
    Thanks folks. I play hockey so have a stack of hockey tape laying around that I may take with me. I will also be waxing the joints before hand. Now just to remember slow and steady wins the race and I might get through this without too much personal injury.

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    Default Re: Taping my joints

    Good to know. Someone should come out with a rod tape and make millions selling the product as "Rod Friendly".
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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