One of my True Good Friends Here,after reading this question contacted me asking if I'd be willing to chime in on this topic.
Considering I've been on the side lines for so long now, my response was at first Wishy Washie,after reading the post however figured sure why knot.
Decided to first go back and read some of the original posters recent contributions to get a feel for whom we are working with.
In previous posts Hardys
Mentions these fine examples of the rod makers art.
Vince Cummings The Elf 6' 1pc 3wt
Vince Cummings The Brookie 5' 1pc 3wt
Hope these aren't the rods being considered for alterations, cutting either of them would be a very poor at best course of action.
The questions should be how will my little 6' 1 piece fly rod perform if I add a ferrule, rather than will I have equal sections or retaining the original length ??
With so many inexpensive 6' 2 or 3 piece rods and blanks available today you would be better off in my opinion finding a 6' 2 piece rod that fits your needs, rather than risking loosing the Magic of the original 1 piece by design.
Hope I wasn't too late !!!
Gosh over the years we have spent countless hours bantering over ferruleing blanks, different ferrule types,ferrule location etc.
Sorry I'm not up to rehashing nearly 2 decades of ferrule talk,when cutting a blank,adding unions our goal should be to not loose,try to retain as much of the One Piece Performance/Feel as possible.
Especially with these little shorties as I call them.
On the outside chance this rod is not one of the highly sought after classics above and you do decide to cut the rod in 2 pieces you might want to consider this Old Rod Makers Favorite Choice.
Stagger the ferrule by moving the union closer to the Butt,"Off Center" that way you can have a 2 piece rod without sacrificing all the feel and Magic of a 1 piece rod.
A bit surprised Tom "N" Keith didn't ask more questions.
If your still needing help with your rod project,please don't hesitate to contact me Via PM.
I'm a bit slow getting back but I'd never steer ya Wrong.
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