20 May Badger’s Tip of the Week – Sticking Ferrules
|Rub some of the oil from your skin (side of the nose) onto
the male ferrule portion of your two piece fishing rod
before joining the two halves for easy assembly.
The natural oils in your skin around your nose (usually considered one of the most oily parts of the face) help to lubricate the metal pieces when joining the rod together. And this “grease” does not cause any sort of suction effect like oil based lubricants can. A useful tip for someone who wants to get their “fish on” in a hurry without the hassle of digging thru their condensed fishing kit for another solution.
Apparently, this is also a good tip for KAYAKERS as well. According to Gord Baker of Algonquin Outfitters, “The nose grease trick works on well on kayak paddle ferrules as well.”. That’s good to know, thanks Gord!!
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