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ferrule wraps
Posted by: Nicholas Riccardi (---.res.bhn.net)
Date: March 03, 2018 10:20AM

Newbie here, question#1-is there a rule on how many wraps for the ferrule end of the blank v/s the rod usage, #2- should the male end be engaged when wrapping, the blank is a 9', 4pc, 7wt glass fly rod used for largemouth bass. Nick R.

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Re: ferrule wraps
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 03, 2018 12:24PM

There is no firm rule, some even omit them. Many use a formula of wrap length, equal to 1 1/2 times the ferrule diameter. No you do not need the male portion inserted during the wrap, however I find it easier to wrap with it in.

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Re: ferrule wraps
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---.lightspeed.lsvlky.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 03, 2018 01:07PM

What Phil E wrote.

By making the wraps 1.5 or 2 times the female ferrules' diameters the wrap lengths' will proportion nicely.

Stress tends too concentrate at the butt edge of the female ferrule, so the ferrule reinforcing wrap should be as close to the butt end as reasonably possible.

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Re: ferrule wraps
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: March 03, 2018 02:36PM

I make all of these wraps 3/4 of an inch long. Just habit.

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Re: ferrule wraps
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.lightspeed.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 04, 2018 07:49AM

Some, like the CTS blanks, need no wraps.
But some, like the Gatti (Italy) require 15mm wraps for warranty to be valid. I cracked a ferrule on a 10wt just from spining the unbuilt blank. Read, or ask, for the manufacturers policy.
Herb
U.S. Distrib. CTS Rod Blanks

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Re: ferrule wraps
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 04, 2018 11:47AM

As Herb mentions above, some blank manufacturers state that you do not need to use a ferrule wrap. My take on the subjects is........it is like insurance, maybe you won't need it, but, it's there just in case!

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Re: ferrule wraps
Posted by: ben belote (---.zoominternet.net)
Date: March 05, 2018 01:18PM

it sounds like Gatti has not yet learned how to make a ferrule..

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