How to Get A Stuck Fly Rod Apart

I'm bad about leaving my fly rods assembled for a long time. It's part of my anxious desire to be 'ready to fish' when I arrive on the water. I pay for my impatience from time to time by having the sections of my rod getting stuck and refusing to come apart.


Earlier this week it happened again and I feared my rod would be damaged so it was off to the Google Machine. Fortunately I found a video where this gentleman mentioned applying ice to the stuck sections. It worked! So I thought I would share it with the club. As the saying goes "A smart man learns from his mistakes but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others".


In my case I used two blocks of ice from my freezer putting one block underneath and the other on top. In the video below (I couldn't find that video) from the New Fly Fisher they demonstarte another option using a paper towel placed in the freezer. Check out the video and avoid the frustruation and risk of damaging your rod.


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