Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
ironman

fly rod help

Recommended Posts

ironman

I've had a cabela's fly rod now for about three years, 5wt , 4 piece. Well the last time I used it went fine until it came time to take it apart and pack it away. Bottome two pieces are stuck. I cannot separate them at all. I've already pretty much ruined the the first line guide trying to spin it off with now suck luck. This thing is stuck. Unfortunately it stuck with the guides improperly lined with the reel, so it's not even really usable right now. I've tried to get some wd-40 in there but that hasn't worked either. I hope someone out there has a solution. Has this happened to anyone else?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mark p

Try holding the 2 pieces behind your legs with your legs fairly close together. Then use your legs/knees to push your arms apart. This has worked for me a couple times when I couldn't get 2 sections apart by hand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
so haaad

If all else fails, just return it to Cabelas. I believe their return policy for thier own products are similar to to Gander's policy with the guide series.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
thistlekicker

you might consider gently cooling the connection, like with a cold pack, try to get some contraction going. But be careful because it may get brittle.

just a thought...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ironman

I'm gonna try the leg trick and see what happens if nothing else I'll take it to Cabela's and hopefull they can do something. Thanks for the tips! How can one prevent this from happening to my other rods?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DEADhead

Quote:

How can one prevent this from happening to my other rods?


invest in some ferrule wax. if you forget it on your next trip out, take your finger and get some of your earwax, or the grease behind your ear or on your forehead, and rub it on the ferrule. I know it sounds gross, but it will work in a pinch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ufatz

MarkP offers useful advice. Try hot water ABOVE the female ferrule. Rather than placing any oily lubricant on a graphite rod just keep it nice and clean and maybe occasionally rub it with just the tiniest bit of hard wax. Taking it back to Cablela's as a return is a little tacky don't you think? I mean, I know everybody abuses the "free" rod nonsense,but returning a rod four years later because it is stuck together is a little much. It is stuck together due to operator error-no other reason. It has happened to all of us. The grown ups take care of it one way or another on their own......well, maybe with some help from friends on the Forum. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ironman

I agree...which is why I didn't just rush back to the store when it happened. My first thought was to bring it in and show it to someone who has experience with such things...it never entered my mind that they would just hand over a new one. I just want my 5wt back frown.gif

I could use the 8wt but little sunnies and trout dont give up much of a fight that way. grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ufatz

Okay. I misunderstood. Try hot-cold or the legs trick. Best way to avoid is to keep rods clean and break them down when done fishing grin.gif, bt we've all had the problem. SMALL amounts of hard wax will help too. Good luck....it can be a real bugger! grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
theoilman

A silicone spray lube on the parts should help prevent sticking in the future, but I doubt if it will help to separate the stuck sections. I don't recommend WD-40 (contains mineral spirits) or any other oil on a graphite rod, they may damage the rod itself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FishingIdiot

St. Croix fly rods used to come (maybe still do) with a plastic container of hard wax to put on the ferrule.

Sears makes a rubber strap wrench (same idea as an oil filter wrench) that I used to carry around to take apart my big surf rods. You have to wrap the strap around the rod shaft a few times in order to be within adjustment range - you'll see what I mean.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rushing

Quote:

invest in some ferrule wax. if you forget it on your next trip out, take your finger and get some of your earwax, or the grease behind your ear or on your forehead, and rub it on the ferrule. I know it sounds gross, but it will work in a pinch.


That works great, its free and you also always have it with you!

My grandpa taught me to rub the male end of the ferrule on the side of my nose before joining my rods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DEADhead

Quote:

My grandpa taught me to rub the male end of the ferrule on the side of my nose before joining my rods


yeah my dad tought me that trick growing up, when we would go out inshore fishing (saltwater).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sodajerk

I was just in a WalMart today and I noticed that they sell those little tea-lites candles. The package I noticed was 50 of them for $1.98. I imagine they have smaller packs too. They are unscented, clean white wax.

If you'd remove the candle from the little aluminum cup it's in, just one of them would probably last a couple years of heavy fishing, and the price is right too. A 50-pack would set a guy up for a century for less than 2 bucks. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • curt quesnell
      Ice out as far as I could see today, little wind and a cool night tonight. Some wind forecast tomorrow night. It should be fine though. Here is the report   20171119_153600.mp4
    • Fishing Frenzy
      Any ice starting to form again?
    • Dirtyfisheyes
      By the look of the forecast, single digit lows at night and no snow. Should it be safe to say that the first of December would be safe for snow machines? Itching to make the trip. Also any recommendations for lodging would be helpful 
    • monstermoose78
      Yesterday Finn and I went hunting for ducks and I should have had 4 mallards and pair of woodies.i hit one woodie and it hit the water as Finn went to get it jumped up and flew away. Next weekend I will try again. 
    • JIvers
      Second week of December is looking good for southern Minnesota, if the current long range forecasts are close to accurate. Maybe even the first week of the month with a little luck.
    • Spearing Machine
      I figured I would start up a new thread for us to use for the winter now that things are starting to set up and guys may be starting to creep out on the bays and smaller water.   I did some more poking around on Pike Bay this morning and I don't have anything much new to report. We've got less than an inch of fluffy snow on the ice and things healed up after the warm front this week. I worked my way from shore out into the middle of the bay and ice was relatively uniform between 5.25 and 5.5 inches of nice clear ice. Earlier this week I checked all landings on the Tower end and everything was iced up except for open water way out in Big Bay appearing to mostly be all West of Birch/Ely islands. Not sure if all the recent strong winds from North and South have changed that status though. I'm still sticking with my original guess of December 2 for my first trip off McKinley on 5 inches.   Good luck this winter to all and Be Safe!
    • monstermoose78
      Bummer 
    • eyeguy 54
        click below to check different areas. there are maps to click on also.  just scroll to find. pretty neat tool.    http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/cwdcheck/index.html
    • ANYFISH2
    • Rancid Crabtree
      extended forecasts look good up north. We won't have fish-able ice in the metro until at least the 2nd weed in December assuming no dramatic temp changes. The big Expo is Dec1-3 but temps look promising ~1.5hrs north. I wonder if the ability to go fishing might impact the amount of traffic at the show!