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Lowcountry Degen
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This may seem unconventional and for some ungodly but years ago I took a two piece T&T blank and turned into a one piece. It served me for many years catching Stripers in the surf/boat that is until my son got hold of it and killed it.:rolleyes:
I have considered this, but I think the only advantage is the reduced risk of breaking at the ferrule. I think you might have a similar result using hot-melt glue or even tape, so that you'd have that advantage without the permanency. I think all other characteristics would feel like a 2 piece rod, right?
 

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I have considered this, but I think the only advantage is the reduced risk of breaking at the ferrule. I think you might have a similar result using hot-melt glue or even tape, so that you'd have that advantage without the permanency. I think all other characteristics would feel like a 2 piece rod, right?
Yes. You’d still have the weight and “dead” spot. Really just all the disadvantages of each IMO.
 

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I have considered this, but I think the only advantage is the reduced risk of breaking at the ferrule. I think you might have a similar result using hot-melt glue or even tape, so that you'd have that advantage without the permanency. I think all other characteristics would feel like a 2 piece rod, right?
I'm not good enough to determine those "characteristics". The rod was a cannon with a 350g head. I could easily throw a bulky 5" Baitfish pattern 70'. I know it worked very well for many seasons. Hooked and landed a lot of fish on that rod..
 

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An obvious advantage of joining rod pieces together is they won’t come apart when they shouldn’t. It is one (or 3) less parts to fail. I have cast 1 pc side by side with 4 pc and ‘felt’ the difference, but without doing that I’m not sure that I would. I prefer 1 pc rods for simplicity and the fact that the ones I have are very good. Dang shame that Loomis is no longer making the CC Pro 1.
 
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Lowcountry Degen
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An obvious advantage of joining rod pieces together is they won’t come apart when they shouldn’t. It is one (or 3) less parts to fail. I have cast 1 pc side by side with 4 pc and ‘felt’ the difference, but without doing that I’m not sure that I would. I prefer 1 pc rods for simplicity and the fact that the ones I have are very good. Dang shame that Loomis is no longer making the CC Pro 1.
This is one reason I've considered doing what @Vinny L did, but with a hot melt glue or something that's only semi-permanent. I would love to have the confidence to never feel the need to check my ferrules. The "feel" of a multi piece rod doesn't bother me; I'm not an elite caster and doubt I could tell the difference unless I cast them side by side like you said. If I ever damaged the rod, I could still break it down for shipping if I didn't want to get it repaired locally.

Has anyone tried any semi-permanent techniques like this? Sorry if this is too far off the original point of the thread.
 

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There's a 2 piece Scott Sector that looks pretty interesting.
 

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This is one reason I've considered doing what @Vinny L did, but with a hot melt glue or something that's only semi-permanent. I would love to have the confidence to never feel the need to check my ferrules. The "feel" of a multi piece rod doesn't bother me; I'm not an elite caster and doubt I could tell the difference unless I cast them side by side like you said. If I ever damaged the rod, I could still break it down for shipping if I didn't want to get it repaired locally.

Has anyone tried any semi-permanent techniques like this? Sorry if this is too far off the original point of the thread.
You can try Tip adhesive. I know a heat gun will soften it up to re-separate. I've changed multiple tips over the years on all sorts of rods. less is more with that shit though!!
 

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I have five one piece rods from Biscayne Rod which are made in Miami Florida. They are a great custom rod maker. It makes it easy for me since I also live in Miami so it's an easy choice.
 

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The Forth Fork Composites (Gary Loomis) 1 piece blanks in 8,9,10, and 12 wt are the best rod blanks I have ever held. Look no further. I have been replacing my NRX Pro-1's with them as I finish them.
 

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The Forth Fork Composites (Gary Loomis) 1 piece blanks in 8,9,10, and 12 wt are the best rod blanks I have ever held. Look no further. I have been replacing my NRX Pro-1's with them as I finish them.
Hows the action on those? From their website it doesn’t look very fast
 

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It’s a lot faster than advertised.
It’s a cannon. Definitely has some tip flex but that just helps with the shorter fast shots.
I cast the Psi better than any other NFC blanks, in the wind.
 
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Favorite 1 pieces rod I've cast lately is the Zane Pro 8wt. I haven't looked to see if they offer them in shorter lengths. Favorite just under 9' fly rod is easily the 8'4" Scott Meridian in 8wt. It's a 4 piece so that may or may not scratch your itch. St Croix makes some shorter fly rods for bass but again, I'm pretty sure they are multi-piece rods.
I bought the Zane pro and replaced all of my rods with it, absolutely incredible rod
 
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