Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

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Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

Post by Penninelad » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:49 pm

As we all know its important to keep the metal suction ferrules on our cane rods free from dirt and grime. Many good quality rods obviously came with made to measure stoppers but often these have been mislaid. Its probably not an original idea, but I have been using wooden spiles (used on beer barrels) as replacement stoppers. They usually fit directly into butt section ferrules and can be cut and sanded to suit. Middle section stoppers will need a bit more sanding and cutting to length. They can been bought very cheaply on a well known internet auction site.
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Re: Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

Post by Stour Otter » Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:11 pm

Hello Mark.
Thanks for that, great tip. I will certainly give them a go.

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Re: Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

Post by Chris Bettis » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:43 pm

That was something that was well worth knowing about!

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Re: Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

Post by MGs » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:08 am

Are you using the hardwood ones or the softer ones? The hardwood ones look to have the potential to add a cork sleeve
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Re: Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

Post by Penninelad » Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:43 pm

I am sure they are softwood
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Re: Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

Post by MGs » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:50 am

OK, thanks
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Re: Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

Post by KenSowerbutts » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:01 pm

:Thumb: Thanks for the idea , will look on the internet and hopefully buy some ,
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Re: Ferrule Stoppers-Spiles

Post by Penninelad » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:34 pm

I have just acquired a 100 of these so if anybody wants a few send me a PM with your name and address and I will put some in the post. One will normally make two stoppers for a two piece rod and for a three piece rod you will need two. If you want you can whip them in the same colours as your rod or paint them with bright coloured paint so they can be easily seen and not lost. I sometimes write the name of the rod they are used on with a very fine permanent marker pen.
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