ferrule wax - Fly Fishing Forum
Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here Sage advice & fresh perspectives

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-13-2003, 11:16 AM
Brad Brad is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 246
ferrule wax

Is chapstick useful as a ferrule wax? If not what do you use?

thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-13-2003, 11:39 AM
Dble Haul's Avatar
Dble Haul Dble Haul is offline
Fly chucker
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 3,674
I use beeswax and have never had any complaints.
__________________
Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 05-13-2003, 11:42 AM
DFix DFix is offline
Fluff
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Salem, MA; Deerfield, NH
Posts: 1,033
I just bumped a thread from last year, that ended up in the "General" section of Spey Section. Now, if Eddie or Juro could drag it over here...

Last edited by DFix; 05-13-2003 at 11:44 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 05-13-2003, 11:43 AM
moosestang moosestang is offline
Golden Trout Guardian
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Inland Northwest
Posts: 52
Brad

I don't know if chapstick works or not(hadn't thought to use it)
I use wapsi fly tying wax and have had zero problems getting my rods apart.Let me know if the chapstick works
__________________
Moosestang

Tight Lines & Shiny Sides
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 05-13-2003, 11:44 AM
Dutch Dutch is offline
Recent Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Dutch rivers, brooks and canals
Posts: 20
A candle works good for me....
Hans.
__________________
Slanthe Mhar
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 05-13-2003, 12:07 PM
dewey dewey is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vermont and elsewhere
Posts: 186
I rub the grease off my own nose! Seems to work... Not sure where I heard it, but it's allways handy.
__________________
carter g
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 05-13-2003, 12:34 PM
Brad Brad is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 246
nose wax

My father-in-law rubs the ferrulle along side his nose to wax his rod. That seems to work however with a 4-piece rod I run out of this valuable substance. Is there an etiquette associated with borrowing nose wax? I like the candle idea
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 05-13-2003, 02:28 PM
Adrian's Avatar
Adrian Adrian is offline
Flats Rat
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Connecticut/New England
Posts: 2,952
Check out Harry Koons at Nauset angler - one of our sponsors. He has a great product called - wait for it .... "Sex Wax"!

Surfers use it to wax their boards - does great on ferrules too.

To answer the original question, Chapstick may be a bit "thin" - especialy in the sunmmer.
__________________
When sight fishing, look over your shoulder from time to time, you never know who's behind you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 05-13-2003, 03:45 PM
BobK BobK is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lake Ontario Tribs
Posts: 871
How old?

I was taught to rub the ferrule alongside my nose from my Great Uncle Tom back in the '40s. It was not unique - everybody did it when they assembled their rods. Don't knock it - it works.

BobK
__________________
BobK
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 05-13-2003, 03:50 PM
DFix DFix is offline
Fluff
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Salem, MA; Deerfield, NH
Posts: 1,033
Yeah, you're right, Bob - but whippersnappers don't often believe in or appreciate old fashioned remedies

(shines a briar pipe bowl WICKED GOOD !!!! )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 05-13-2003, 09:42 PM
BobK BobK is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lake Ontario Tribs
Posts: 871
Hey, DFix...

These young kids don't know what a briar pipe is.... let alone a good "chew" of cut "plug".

BobK
__________________
BobK
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 05-14-2003, 02:48 AM
Speynut Speynut is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Six Rivers Area, North Coast of California
Posts: 75
Ferrule Wax

Hey Brad, any cheap candle will do, with the exception of those from a nephew's birthday cake. Just slice a 1/4" to 3/8" disk off the end of a medium size candle (a warm knife does help), slip it in a ziplock bag and stuff it in your, vest, chest pack or what-have-you.

After 2 - 3 swipes of the edge of your wax "coin" against a ferrule you'll find it has a very convenient little notch in it and it's a nice compact tool.

It really is a superior alternative to harvesting a sufficient supply of nose skin oil required to assemble a five piece rod, though you will be depriving your friends of considerable minor amusement while you appear to be shoving something like a four foot spey rod section up one of your blow holes.

Then again, if you're still suffering from some sort of prepubescent skin condition, hey that nose thing is probaby an environmentally friendly recycling plan but please turn away from the river while doing so.

John
__________________
Speynut

Last edited by Speynut; 05-14-2003 at 09:07 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 05-14-2003, 08:39 AM
DFix DFix is offline
Fluff
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Salem, MA; Deerfield, NH
Posts: 1,033
Speynut, you're right about carrying a coin of wax around, and I agree it's a damn sight easier, but - and here's what made me laugh when I thought of it - dragging a ferrule over or under an ear, the nose, etc., all the old-fashioned methods.

A year or so ago we (somewhere around here in cyberfishingcountry) discussed people's opinions of WHAT versus WHY? in terms of whether lubricant picks up grit and damages connections, binds too tightly, is a pain in the ass to create in small enough form to easily carry around; whether candle wax or crayons or toilet bowl flange rings or whatever is a 'right' way to go, and so forth. Everybody's accepted option is right for them, and that's just it - to each, his or her own.

I've got way more beeswax at home than I'm ever gonna use in the rest of my lifetime: there's a whole bread loaf pan on the shelf going into the cellar.

Bob, I got me some beauties, I do - wish I could replace the one that went floating down the Ipswich River one year, though
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:07 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)