The Okuma Tundra finally arrived,

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by Defender, May 5, 2008.

  1. Defender

    Defender New Member

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    and oh, my, 13' is a lot longer than I imagined. It's a good thing it comes in three pieces. I'll be able to river fish by just dropping the line out without casting!

    One thing I noticed is that it's awfully hard to get the pieces separated. Is there some way to lubricate it effectively?
     
  2. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    that's a long rod! we always spit on our rods where the blanks come together, but that's to keep them from coming apart!
     

  3. MAX1955

    MAX1955 New Member

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    A pair of rubber gloves or something along that line might help you out.
     
  4. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    Congrats on the rod BOB! Should be able to cast a country mile with that pole. Let's go break it in on a big Ol' Cat sometime!! I think the more you use it, the rod should be easier to piece together and take apart. Break-in time.:big_smile:

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  5. Douglas Foster

    Douglas Foster New Member

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    An old man once told me to spin the end you stick in around in my hair. Seems the grease is just enough to slick it up without overdoing or harming. I still do it ocassionally. Doug
     
  6. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on the new rod.
     
  7. cathouse

    cathouse New Member

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    parrafin yep good ole candle wax , just rub it on the male ends .
     
  8. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Maybe a little chicken fat. :cool2:
     
  9. roostermandave

    roostermandave New Member

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    mineral oil or vasoline on the ends before you put them to gether
     
  10. Defender

    Defender New Member

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    I'll give your ideas a try!