scarfing

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Col.Buckshot, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Col.Buckshot

    Col.Buckshot New Member

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    I'm interested in a glass rod for sale that is described as having a "scarfed" tip. Can anyone tell me what that means? Thanks
     
  2. Patrick Gould

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    A scarf is a long beveled glue joint. It has to be long to prevent a hard spot in the action.
     
  3. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    I had always thought scarfed was a term and method only used in connection with bamboo rods. I had no idea that they have scarfed fiberglass rods.

    Mike
     
  4. Tom Bowden

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    I've done scarf joints on bamboo rods, both permanent and to tape sections of a rod together, and there's no way you could do this with a hollow fiberglass or graphite rod.

    When a fiberglass or graphite rod section breaks, you can glue a smaller diameter rod section inside the broken parts to attach them. The old Shoff's store in Kent used to sell small sections of fiberglass intended for this purpose. I've never heard the term "scarf joint" used to describe this process, but it could be what the seller of the rod is referring to.

    Tom