Simple tip for cleaning inside female ferrules.

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Simple tip for cleaning inside female ferrules.

Post by Fredline » Thu May 24, 2018 10:37 am

Verdigris a problem? Oxidation giving you a headache? Copper carbonate nightmares? Not any more with the ”Fredline Ferrule Freeeer”. Take a short piece of any dowel or stick slightly smaller than the ferrule, wrap wet and dry paper around the dowel, I use 1200 grade, and lightly polish the internal surface. It only takes a couple of rotations. Dry the inside and test. Voila another rod on its way back.Image
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Re: Simple tip for cleaning inside female ferrules.

Post by Lea Dweller » Thu May 24, 2018 11:14 am

A great idea John, simple but clearly very effective!
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Re: Simple tip for cleaning inside female ferrules.

Post by JW1 » Thu May 24, 2018 9:12 pm

Great idea and very timely, I returned from the lake on Tuesday with the top 2 sections of my 12 foot roach rod firmly locked together. Bit embarrassing really especially trying to fit into the car. After some serious persuasion at home eventually using gland pliers they parted. No amount of lubrication or serious rubbing with Brasso made them fit properly. A piece of 2000 grit w & d wrapped round a stub of reed was the perfect tool. Gentle working first produced a black residue which with further working turned to gold. A little bit of candle wax rubbed over for protection and it all works like new, nice and tight but still comes apart. So thanks again.


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