What wax do guys use to wax there spliced boo rod joints before taping?
Only time I don't like a cane rod is in a driving rain (which we don't get here in Southern Oregon all that often, well leave the Pacific Coast out of that**). Darned sections can loosen up and I'm petrified that I may snap the rod at a joint.None,
Just make sure the cane is clean and dry, then tape away.
What type of wax do you use, James? Cheers, Buff.Pat.
I would urge you to speak with Joe at Redwing rods first about your waxing question as he would certainly know best for his rods.
I wax all my rods 2-4 times per year depending on use and I reccomend the same to those who fish rods I have made for them. This light waxing not only acts as a release agent for the tape used to bind the joints it also allows the joints to slip against one another with slightly less friction. I realize this is contrary to the advice and experiance given above, and as such should be taken with a grain of salt in regards to other makers rods. I also do the same with sharpes splice joint rods.
Still have a small supply of the wax (don't know what kind) that came with my Boo-spey but I'll damned sure to find out!James - sounds like an early form of speed wrap
Fred - bee's wax is sticky, use it on your fly tying thread, and your graphite rod ferrules. Don't use it on spliced joints.