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help me, please!!!!! i am leaving for alaska at 5 30 am tommorow morning and the top section of my 14 ft for 9 wt is stuck and i have tryed everything that i can think of :confused: . any sugjestions will help

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just keep at and don't use any pliers or stuff of that nature. try working it under some water. sorry to hear that this is happening on the night before your trip.

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I had sections stuck once and found a great trick.
If you can find latex gloves like a doctor would use put them on and grip the two sections then pull and twist. The added friction from the rubber gives you much more leverage. It worked for me.

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Canned air

I had a similar problem and I called the manufacture. I had tried all of the standard tricks 2 man twisting, Ice and heat, behind the knees and using the lid grippers for opening jars. they told me to hold a can of canned air upside down and spray the ferrel with the canned air it will chill it down very quickly and break the vapor lock. it worked for me
Good luck and have fun in AK
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Rambo's on the right track. Just make sure that the air is concentrated on the male end. It should work! When you finally get the sections separated, be sure to use some sort of ferrule wax the next time you assemble the rod.
A used candle works quite well. Good luck!
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The cold air trick will work. I would also suggest using dish gloves if you have them handy. One final tip is it sometimes helps to use two pait of hands, one on each section.

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unsure WHAT time it is or where he's at,,,use a towel,fill with ice cubes,wrap it around the joint,wait for it to cool,works every time ;)
 

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KyleV said:
help me, please!!!!! i am leaving for alaska at 5 30 am tommorow morning and the top section of my 14 ft for 9 wt is stuck and i have tryed everything that i can think of :confused: . any sugjestions will help

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kyle v
easy get into the garden in your shorts put both ends at the back of your legs behinde the knees. squat down with legs tight together and pull apart hay presto enjoy your trip
 

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Last year a friends rod would not come apart and we tried everything mentioned above and nothing worked. A neighbour told us to use Duct tape and form a knob on each section of the rod for grip and using two people slowly twist and pull apart. Rod popped apart in a couple of seconds, now he uses wax all the time.


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WD40. I once had this problem, and the manufacturer stressed that one should never twist the rod sections.

Salmonoid: why shorts?

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hot and cold

Alternate the stuck section under hot water for a few minutes followed by cold water for a few minutes and repeat. It works for home canned tomatoes. Good luck with that one, the rod work and the Alaska trip.
 

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i'm still waiting for his fishing report!

did he make it up there,with spey!?,,,i have a buddy,just bought a cabin on the Kenai last year,,,but i can't go :( ,this year anyway :lildevl:
 

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Hammer (Mister Hammer? :D ) and all, Kyle is my 18 year old son. He (and I) went to Anchorage and he qualified for his six pack license, and is now an apprentice fly fishing guide for Bristol Bay Lodge, outside of Dillingham. He did get his ferrules apart thanks to a phone call to Speybum. The ice did the trick.
The communication up there is spotty at best, but we have heard from him, and he is working his a## off and having a blast. Now he is talking about ski instructing at Aleaska near Anchorage. Nice to be 18 huh.

Thanks to all that replied.
 

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`hammer' is a mayfly

an absoluteley eye blistering bright yellow mayfly,all yellow,wings, legs,all of it,i've researched it but i cannot I D it exactly,the reason i point out `all yellow' is there is a `hex' hatch on a nearby different river,they reportedly have grey wings,and a `heptagenia' doesn't seem to match the hatching criteria these `hammers' have,well,i've been to all sorts of match the hatch sites,mayfly central,etc,etc,still no positive i-d,but if you reference Trey Combs book;steelhead flyfishing and flies,there is a pattern called `A'ls Yellow Hammer,or al's special,i just started tying steelhead hairwings with all yellow materials,worked great!after an evening session where i cought 25-30 trout and two nice summer steelhead with one i proclaimed as i walked down the riffle and looked at the beat up fly,,hammer!,,,the hammer!,strait up,and i've tyed and used them ever since,these mays will hatch for months some years,size 6 give or take,my belief is since the man trey referenced actually lived on the banks of the Rogue in my section during the 30's he simply tyed an elaborate version to catch fishermen :tsk_tsk: ,they seem peculier to the area i live,upper middle Rogue,oh,and congratulations to your son on the six-pac!
 

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i found a site years back

or was that yarsago,,haha,they listed a `yallar hammer'looked like a wolly bugger and the story there was it was originally tied by american indians= :confused: ,there's a local well known board here in the northwest,several folks there were using several `pattern' names,of course i've used autobody hammers for years,so why not!? hey,it's all in fun,right ;) ,you can proably put a PI on me and find out my real name=Rogue River Maniac :D
 
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