I've got a cracked ferrule on a nice cane float rod. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a replacement? It's 6.74mm diameter on the male part.
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Many of the ferrules Chapmans supply are US-sourced nickel silver made by REC and sized for fly rods. They can be blued if desired, though you'll not get the bronze tone of a blued brass ferrule. However, Chapmans do supply a few sizes of brass ferrule to fit their range of coarse rod blanks.You'll occasionaly see ferrules for sale on ebay, fishing, vintage, or you might contact Chapmans of Ware to see what they have in stock.
Equally you'll find plenty on ebay USA, but the postage can be slow and expensive. I think any from the USA will be in shiney silver steel, rather than brass.
Other rod builders to try would be Norman Agutter and Olivers, Paul Cook, Gary Marshall and Chris Ward.
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The bore is parallel and the ferrules I've bought new have come as an interference fit. You then have to hand linish them to a close clearance fit.HAHAHHA
Is the bore of the ferrule tapered (slow taper) to match the OD of the male or is it a parallel close clearance/interference fit?
From a further postI've got a cracked ferrule on a nice cane float rod. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a replacement? It's 6.74mm diameter on the male part.
I understand.Sorry Mark it's got confusing hasn't it.
I've got a 10ft 6in cane float rod with a cracked female ferrule which I need to replace. I've contacted Chapmans and they're having a look for something similar.
If Chapmans haven't got one I'll either have to make one (or have Matt do one for me!). Plain ferrules are very simple constructions in that they are machined from brass tube. Ferrules I've bought from Chapmans in the past have a straight bore and, as delivered, the male is an interference fit into the female. You fit the ferrules to the rod and hand linish the male ferrule to fit.
I know, there are also ways of 'bell-mouthing' the female end for the same effect...... The act of a cowboy - not a craftsmen!For example you can increase the od of the end of the male ferrule by tapping the outside of the end face with a hammer. This bells out the od slightly and gives a snug fit in the female again.