Hi rodders, not seen this q anywhere...,
Just finished ringing my newly built Drifts river rod 7ft 2. #5.
I`m almost finished the boo add on ferrule and the question is.....,
Does the taper need/have to be altered (bit late for that now though) when doing an add on ferrule or even a ferrule thats built in the male to become the female??
What do you artisans think/do/recommend
Thanks for help with this one.
In my opinion "glued on" ferrules are better solution than "integrated" with a five inches swell. The stiff area is long only as the female ferrule( 70 -100mm), on the swelled integrated ferrules is long almost as the swell is( ~150mm).. Of course you can make a swell much shorter than 5'' but it is not so easy...
Regarding the taper changing if you convert the taper from the "metal ferrules" to "bamboo ferrules" you may use hexrod and recalculate the taper to a "onepiece" rod.. Or you may shorten the "line length" for 5-10feet... But...,you should be aware that a finished rod will not be exactly the same as the original.. Maybe better!!