Assembling a Fly Rod
Work toward the butt when assembling the rod. First assemble the tip and middle-joint; the butt-joint comes last. Take the rod down just reverse, starting with the butt-joint. Do not, as you value the long life of your rod, twist the ferrules either in assembling or taking down the rod. When assembling the rod in a boat or canoe reeve the line through the guides before putting the joints together.
When going through brush with the rod rigged for fishing carry the rod in front — do not drag it behind you — and go slowly. If there is any considerable amount of brush-going to traverse take the rod down. You will save time and other things.
Learn to splice a rod at the stream-side — and then see to it that you never have to use the knowledge.
In taking leave of the subject of the trout fly-rod the writer wishes once more to say: Get a good rod.
Camp, Samuel Granger. Fishing Kits and Equipment,. New York: Outing Pub., 1910. Print.
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