By Country Queries of The Field
Thursday, 04 October 2012
A few months ago I lent my wife a favourite carbon fishing rod while loch-fishing in Scotland. The fishing rod tip separated from the base section and a well-meaning gillie joined the pieces together again. Unfortunately, the two rod sections still remain together after six months despite brute force, ignorance and several old wives' solutions. Can anybody provide some advice on how the two sections can be separated safely?
Tamar Field & Stream, based in Lifton, Devon, says it is a two-man job to separate the fishing rod.
Stand facing each other, one with the fishing rod under his left arm, the other with the fishing rod under his right. Both need to have a hand on each section of the fishing rod and work together using a push-pull motion, pulling the nearer section towards and pushing the farther section away.
The sections of the fishing rod should then come apart.
If they don't,freeze the fishing rod joint by packing ice round it for three to four hours, then try again. If you fail, Tamar Field & Stream can try. Call 01566 780512.
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