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Question for a pro builder..

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New to rod building. I'm COMPLETELY obsessed. Its all I think about now. Even women have been put on the back burner over my new found obsession. LOL I have a weird design for a 2 pc rod, Is there a way to attach the 2nd pc at the foregrip that wouldn't sacrifice the strength of the rod? maybe a ferrule trick? I seen a thread about a ferruled reel seat but I'm not sure how I could make that work right AFTER the foregrip. I am into wood carving also, thinking about making the handle completely out of wood, inserting a pc of blank and getting a 6 foot blank to ferrule into it. but im not sure how it would hold up under load. Any suggestions? ideas? beer?

I want to create an all in one rod. where I can switch blanks for different applications. Kast King did a two piece one where you just switch the tip and they only had 2 tips. Mine would have 5. which will probably take some engineering being that the blanks will be different widths(i think) so i would have to figure out a universal way to attach them all. No matter the width. or modify them some how where they all use the same ferrules. IDK. That's why I'm trying to ask a pro. LOL!

 

Thanks to anyone who takes the time to help me out!!!! :)

This rod would be freshwater, 7 feet, MH. Used for mostly bass. Maybe some light pike.

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Use a metal ferrule system, use an aluminum tube to fit the female ferrule into the tube end and ferrule at the foregrip's end. All the blank's male ferrules will all be the same size so you'll need to make the male end and the blank's end the same diameter with arbors to glue up right and dependably. 

Sounds like starting with 5 1/2, or 6 ft blanks are the way to go.

I have some Lamiglas 5 1/2 ft IM700, MH bass blanks rated 10 to 20 lb line, 1/4 - 1 oz. lure weights.

Lamiglas' equivalent to IMX graphite..

There is a pretty good variety of MHX Shooter blanks also, all 6 footets.

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I believe Don Green of Fenwick rods invented the non metal rod ferrule back in the 60's that nearly everyone uses today. Take a look at Fenwick multiple piece rods.

Early pistol grip rods had a metal ferrule that inserts into the front of the rod handle collect and locked in place using the fore grip nut, the result was a 1 piece rod with guides and metal ferrule, the reel on a separate handle locked together.

Tom 

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thanks guys. lots of help. I really appreciate it! very good ideas. I was also looking at like those take down arrows. the ones that screw together. they sell the inserts but I would have to make like a metal tube to support the rod.. ferrules are the best way to go i believe. If I ever get it built I'll show you guys some pictures.

 

 

edit: WRB, Do you mean the spigot ferrules?

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Fenwick uses a slip into ferrule design reinforced by a rod guide type wrap, the tapered blank slips into the tapered ferrule. The hollow spigot Union used bybOriviscand other fly rods uses a smaller hollow tube that slips into the rod blank, no over lap of the rod blank.

Tom

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