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andrewparkeruk
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Post by andrewparkeruk » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:20 am

It had never occurred to me before this evening to try the butt section of one 9' #6 rod into section 3 of another: I tried the butt of a TCX into a Winston BiiX and it whilst it seems to go a wee bit deeper into section 3 than the BiiX butt does, it does appear to fit. All of the other sections seem to work, and vice versa. Something for me to play with.

Am I likely to do any damage by casting mix-n-match rods? (I have to pay for my rods so nervous of breaking them)

Thanks, Andrew

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Post by Marc Fauvet » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:18 am

ennio wrote:
Am I likely to do any damage by casting mix-n-match rods?
not if their's a good and proper fit . be sure the male ferrule goes in as far as it would with it's 'normal female' (hmmmm :D )
go for it !

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Post by Ré_ » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:56 am

If you don't find the right recipe for the mix and match, the rod will snap in no time. Ask Paul! Fitting ferrules won't help you much if the wall thickness is very different.

I would leave it if not absolutely necessary for some reason.

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Post by Marc Fauvet » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:27 pm

Ré_ wrote: Ask Paul!
Paul had an Orvis/Sage (?) mix that seemed to last several years. probably the single rod he managed not to break... :whistle: Ask Paul ! :D

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Post by Paul Arden » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:32 pm

I don't think it's a problem so long as the sections fit. I did have the Sage Four for a while, which was comprised of sections from four different rods. If fact the butt section was a Maxia.

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Post by Ré_ » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:14 pm

...and he broke another mix and match rod on the first cast in Germany. :-)

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Post by Lasse Karlsson » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:17 pm

Hi Akos

Paul's not really a good standard for this, he breaks matched rods on the first cast too :D

That's why he has to mix sometimes :p

If the parts fit, no worry, if they don't, leave it....

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Post by andrewparkeruk » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:07 pm

Thanks fellas. I will go gently ... ;)

Andrew

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Post by Nick » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:50 pm

You might also tape the joints to stop them slipping.

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