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    Default Rods: When All Else Fails?

    I loaned a carbon fibre carp rod to a friend recently. When it was returned she had somehow managed to jam the two sections together, apparently permanently. Any advice for separating the parts? I have so far tried the straight pull, the pull behind the knees, the two person pull, both having a hand on each section, hot water on the outer joint. I tied the handle to a fixed post, and bracing with my feet pulled as hard as I could on the other end. Penetrating oil: been there, done that. I now have a 12 foot, one piece carp rod, that won't fit in my car.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by jayzs; 12-10-2015 at 08:53.

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    Default Re: Rods: When All Else Fails?

    Get two people to pull while a third person raps lightly on the join to break the seal. Sounds potty but it works.

    Any of the normal methods work better if you have a proper grip on the blank - try using a chamois leather.
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    Default Re: Rods: When All Else Fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by robtherake View Post
    Get two people to pull while a third person raps lightly on the join to break the seal. Sounds potty but it works.

    Any of the normal methods work better if you have a proper grip on the blank - try using a chamois leather.
    If tapping doesn't work, get the same third person to grip the rod joint and gently move the joint in a SMALL circular motion whilst the other two keep the ends stationary and still.

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    Default Re: Rods: When All Else Fails?

    And if that doesn't work send your friend a bill for a new rod !

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    Default Re: Rods: When All Else Fails?

    Two people pulling plus hairdryer on out joint and tapping the joint
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    Default Re: Rods: When All Else Fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by jayzs View Post
    I now have a 12 foot, one piece carp rod, that won't fit in my car.

    Any ideas?
    Longer car?

    Sorry...

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    Default Re: Rods: When All Else Fails?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Cholmondeley-Corker (PaSC) View Post
    ...plus hairdryer


    The Corkster has it IMHO and experience.

    And if you do buy a longer car on Binka's recommendation then beware. It will soon be broken...

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    Any advance on 3 people and a hairdryer? It's almost like a "How many anglers does it take to..." comedy sketch Maybe you could ask the local tug o' war team to have a bash if all else fails.
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    Tonight's plan is to take it to the local Pike Anglers' meeting: get three of the brutes on each end and one to tap/apply circular motion.
    Still stuck? Then I'll drive the car over the damn thing.

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    Default Re: Rods: When All Else Fails?

    this is a common occurrence on pole joints.
    tapping has always worked for me ..... and you can be pretty brutal ..... with a "soft fist" would be my description.

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