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My two peice rod is stuck and I have a road trip coming up. Any ideas? 

 

I’ve tried ice, pulling, two pepole pulling.

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Maybe silicone spray or WD-40 would loosen it.

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34 minutes ago, JWall14 said:

My two peice rod is stuck and I have a road trip coming up. Any ideas? 

 

I’ve tried ice, pulling, two pepole pulling.

I know this one. Wrap some painters tape shoulder width centered on the ferrule, and do the spread your legs thing. Then rub a birthday candle on it to keep from happening again.

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Ice makes it tighter! Low heat with a hair drier may help, it will come apart but you may not like the results.

Tom

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Twisting back and forth as you pull works better than just pulling.

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We always put it behind us in a crouch - kept the pull straighter but not as easy as the spreading your legs thing - and yes a gentle twist - very gentle - can help.

 

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Just tried everything here. Still stuck. 🤔

 

I might just give up...

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Try a true penetrating oil and let it sit as long as you can.

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15 minutes ago, JWall14 said:

Just tried everything here. Still stuck. 🤔

 

I might just give up...

P90X or Gold's Gym membership then.... :) 

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Place the rod behind your knees in a crouched position. Grab the rod with both hands placed just outside your knee. Twist & pull spreading your knee outward at the same time with your hands against the outside of the knee. It has always worked for me. 

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Plot Twist: OP got drunk and super glued it and forgot.

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I have got them apart in the past with 2 pairs of pliers. I used several wraps of electrical tape on both sections to protect the blank. Then used the pliers to gently twist the 2 sections in opposite directions. Once the seal they have formed is broken, they should work loose easy enough. It is a risky technique, best used only as a last resort, but it has worked for me.

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For the record, ice does not make them stick tighter.  Ice helps.  As counter-intuitive as it seems, ice shrinks the material making the ID of the female section bigger and the OD of the male section smaller.  Might not work every time, but it is  theoretically the right solution.

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Well, I guess it no longer a 2 piece rod.....

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Put your most expensive lure on and cast as hard as you can. Watch your lure and front half of your rod go sailing off into the sun set.

 

Seriously, I would try penetrating oil, then ice, then heat only on the O.D. side.

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