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    Default Wrap where rod sections join?

    Is it a good idea to add support where rod joints overlap?
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    None of the mass produced rods I have seen lately are reinforced at the joint
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    I always do, but mainly because I always have. I'm sure it adds some form of structure and stability to a weak point. How much however is debatable. I like it because it gives it that classic look.

    My luck, I don't add it and I develop a crack or snap the rod in that location.

    For what it is worth, 90 plus percent of what I build is 2 piece rods. Extra security I guess. That part doesn't flex like the rest of the rod anyway. The added weight is minimal but it does add up when trying to go super light. I would really have to test one without it for a year or so to give a really good yes/no answer.

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    I usually do for cosmetic looks.

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    The over lapping of the blanks is probably one of the strongest part of the over all blank, so I don't personally think it gives the rod any extra strength. I wrap it because I have seen the base of the top section start to separate from being a raw cut. I've had brand new blanks delivered to me, all ready coming apart. I think You should wrap it regardless of if I'm wrong and it does add strength or not. Would be a waist to build it and it start coming apart down the road because after about a half inch its to late to fix it in my opinion. Just my thoughts.

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    Not an expert or real experienced, but I did the joints on the fly rod I built. Looks and tradition are my reasons. Mine were just a little decorative and the smallest one had me making up new bad words. 8 tries before I got it done to a passable level. Best I can say is to try one and see if it appeals to you. Nothing is committed til after the epoxy goes on.
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