|The specifications of the rod|
|Look at those slim ferrules|
|Just couldn't resist it. A good rod with the perfect reel to it.|
OK, so whats up? The Orvis split cane rods are impregnated. That means that they only have varnish were the specifications and thread windings are. But how do I protect it from water then? I asked the same question a time ago. The answer I got was kind of peculiar.
Yes, Turtle floating car wax! Not the kind used for metallic colours but the normal one. So when the rod needs an overhaul just get som Turtle car wax and your rod will be protected. So why do I like this better than varnish? Well if you get an opening in the varnish and water enters it doesn't get out as quick as if the rod is impregnated. The varnish might make the water stay longer and that might ruin the rod. Believe me I've broken one. Not a good experience. This is a personal opinion though and naturally everyone has their own choice but it's worth taking into consideration since split cane rods aren't cheap. Well next time I'll get on with the rod I've used most. TO BE CONTINUED ...
Have fun fishing with the gear that suits you,