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    Default Fiberglass Rod Blank Spigot Ferrules

    I've built one fiberglass rod before and on that rod I was able to sand down the spigot just a little bit to make it fit. This rod is a fiberglass 5wt and the spigot ferrule doesn't fit all the way or even close to where it should. I was wondering if I could trim it down and not have it be a problem, does anyone know how much of the ferrule can be removed without it being a problem. If it was just a small difference I'd sand it down but there a little over an inch difference. The spigot itself is about 2.5'' If I cut it down that will leave it at 1.5'' is that enough for a 5 wt to not break?
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    There is ment to be gap between the two section for future wear. Leave it as it is.

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    And that is the case with all spigots, not just fiberglass.

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    Good to know, I'm new to fiberglass and spigot ferrules. I was just concerned with how much was exposed and worried it might break. Thank you for the replies.

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    I'm allowed to laugh, as I went through this on my first rod with spigots!
    Isaiah 41:10

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    My I add one thing , in case you don’t know. You have to wrap both the male and female side.

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