One nice tip to save you the potential pain of breaking your spey rod, is using electrical tape around the ferrules. Pretty simple way to assure your sections don’t separate. Why tape?
As opposed to single handed rod casting, which is a pretty straight back and forth type of motion, with spey casting, there’ a lot of side to side twisting and turning. There is more of a tendency for your ferrules to loosen up with a spey rod.
Cut off a 4″ section of tape, put together your ferrules snugly and wrap the tape, covering both sides. Worried about glue residue? It’s really not a big deal at all. I have never had a problem with the glue sticking to anything.
When you are ready to break down your rod, just undo the tape half way, then take apart the sections and wrap the tape back over the 1st half. It will be ready next time you put your rod together. You can use the same tape for a number of trips before it starts getting worn and need to be replaced.
Grab a role of electrical tape and throw it in your gear bag. Make sure your rod is dry and wrap the ferrules with tape. Thats’ all there is to it. Rest easy knowing you wont have to check our ferrules all day long. If you like this, hit the tweet button below to help share the good word. Thanks!