last years I have been working on a world wide novelty: The F.I.B.H.-ferrule
1. Low weight, about 1.5 grams! The weight of a smaller metal ferule is about 5 grams. This means a
weight reduction of 3.5 grams! No big deal, you think? 3.5 grams halfway up a rod means a hell of a lot. Try to tape 3.5 grams of lead wire to your
favorite rod's ferrule, make some casts and observe closely, remove the lead and do it again. You will quickly get my point.
But we can just design the butt to move the extra 3.5 grams, some will say. OK, but this means more unnecessary material in the butt which can be avoided
by a lighter ferrule keeping the butt section as light as possible, no dead weight here Mr.!
2. You will obtain
a flexible assembly of the rod! It still will have a
stiffening effect compared to a one piece rod, but it comes very close! Far
better than a nickel silver ferrule.
3. You will never have to worry about aligning the guides of tip and
4. You will never
have a twisting of tip and
butt anymore. (A
proper fit of ferrules on trout rods will not give this problem, but on a two
handed salmon rod used for spey casting and the kind...).
5. The unique, natural flow of energy from grip to tip.
6. The esthetical aspect. A flow of pure bamboo not interrupted by some
Maintenance of the
From time to time rub the male of the ferrule with candle wax or even better dry hand soap. This will ensure easy separation and set up of the rod sections.
All F.I.B.H. rods come with a special wooden help tool to assist you, if you should have problems separating the rod sections.
How to use the
F.I.B.H. help tool
1. Remove the rubber band on one side of the help tool and separate the two parts of this end. Now fit the help tool over the
butt section just beneath the female part of the ferrule so that it is placed in the hole of the help tool.
Put the rubber band back on the help tool.
2. Sit down on the ground with your legs straight in front of you, and holding the rod under the stripping guide, place the rod between your feet
with the tip of the rod pointing away from you.
3. Now place the help tool under the sole of your feet and pull the
butt section away from the tip. The rod will separate without problems. Donít use too much force
which might cause the tip section to jump away and get damaged.
I am very proud to be the only rodmaker in the world to be able to offer my
unique F.I.B.H.-ferrule to my customers!