How Do You Put a Ferrule on a Fishing Pole?

Putting a ferrule on a fishing pole is an essential step in the construction or maintenance of any fishing rod. A ferrule is a metal sleeve that fits over the ends of the rod’s sections and joins them together. This helps to reinforce the rod, making it more durable and reliable. Without it, the rod would be much more prone to breakage or other damage.

Applying a ferrule is not difficult but does require concentration and patience. The first step is to purchase a ferrule that matches your fishing rod in terms of length and diameter. This can be done at most tackle shops or through online vendors.

Once you have acquired your ferrule, you will need to prepare your rod.

To start, use sandpaper or steel wool to remove any paint from the ends of your rod sections where you will be attaching the ferrules. This will help ensure that they adhere properly. You should also check for any irregularities in each section’s end so you can make sure that they fit together nicely when joined.

Next, apply glue along both sides of the ferrule using a small brush, making sure both sides are completely covered. Place one end of the first section into one side of the ferrule, then do the same with the second section on the opposite side. Be sure to push them in evenly so they fit snugly and securely.

Once both sections are inserted into either side of the ferrule, use something heavy like a hammer or mallet to tap it until it slides all the way down onto each section. Finally, use an adjustable wrench or pliers to tighten it firmly in place.


Putting a ferrule on a fishing pole can seem like an intimidating task at first, but with patience and concentration it can be done quite easily with minimal effort required. With just some simple preparation steps and some basic tools like sandpaper, glue, and an adjustable wrench or pliers, you can keep your fishing pole safe and secure for years to come.

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Lindsay Collins