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How to keep a two piece rod aligned.

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Probably 95% of my rods are one piece, but I do have a couple two piece rods that work great for what I use them for. They’re decent rods, not cheap ones. The one problem I’m having with two of them ( same exact brand/model) is when using something like a jerkbait the top wants to turn a bit after using it a while. It’s not a huge problem, it’s never came apart and I just stop and straighten it out and keep going but I was wondering if there’s anything that can be used to glue/stick them together so it doesn’t move. I don’t need to take them apart so if it’s permanent that’s fine too. Any ideas?

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You use rod tip guide wax, it melts and hardens to secure the guide and could be reheated to take the rod apart.

Tom

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I use beeswax. Just rub it on the male end of the ferrule and push it together. It has a higher melting point than parrafin, and doesn't soften in the heat as readily.

 

Tom

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

You use rod tip guide wax, it melts and hardens to secure the guide and could be reheated to take the rod apart.

Tom

If you're talking about tip top adhesive I don't like that idea. Too much chance of the heat damaging the blank. 

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Regular candle wax has worked for decades for me.

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Wax and a quarter turn as you seat the ferrule should secure it. 

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I've never had a problem with my two piece rods, but I'll keep it in mind if I do.

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1 hour ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

If you're talking about tip top adhesive I don't like that idea. Too much chance of the heat damaging the blank. 

Agree, don't  know if the ferrules are metal or composite so candle or bees wax sounds better with low softening temp should allow taking apart if the op desires. Never had a problem with my fly rods.

Tom

 

 

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2 hours ago, tholmes said:

I use beeswax. Just rub it on the male end of the ferrule and push it together. It has a higher melting point than parrafin, and doesn't soften in the heat as readily.

 

Tom

 

54 minutes ago, Crestliner2008 said:

Regular candle wax has worked for decades for me.

 

As the old saying goes--you learn something new everyday-- thank you :cool-2:

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Thanks guys, that makes perfect sense ( the wax). I’ve never had problems with other two piece rods in the past. These ones do fit fairly tight together but the ends do seem a bit “dry”. Guess they just need a little help 👍🏻.

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I bring a med/light two piece spinning rod with me in the kayak broken down so that I can put it together if the need arises. I got it nice and lined up at home and then marked it at the joint with some of my wife's nail polish. Works like a charm.

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Being a fly fisherman dealing with multi piece rods is a normal occurrence.  I had an old guy teach me probably 20 years ago to just take your finger and run it over your nose and take some of the "oil" off there and put it on the male end.  Put the rod together with a quarter twist and it won't come free and it will also not get stuck.  

it has worked for me and it is what i always do and have no issues.

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12 hours ago, tholmes said:

I use beeswax. Just rub it on the male end of the ferrule and push it together. It has a higher melting point than parrafin, and doesn't soften in the heat as readily.

 

Tom

This ^.  Most any wax will work. Old surf guy trick. Most everyone has a birthday candle in the house somewhere. If you are sure you want to make it permanent (semi anyway) calking adhesive will work well, as will a very light coating of corn syrup, or blue loctite, or latex paint, or maybe just the wax...

 

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