The CRB Blank Extension Tool is the simple solution to common custom rod building problems encountered while wrapping and finishing multi-piece fishing rods.
Solves Common Multi-Piece Rod Problems
The CRB Blank Extension Tool is a must have for any rod builder who works on multi-piece rods because it solves the most common problems.
For example, ferrule wraps used to be a pain, but not with the CRB Blank Extension Tool. All you need to do is insert the tool into the rod segment you are working on, set it in your CRB stand, and use it as a sturdy wrapping aid for perfect ferrule wraps every time.
Need an easy and clean way to apply epoxy right to the ends of your ferrule wraps? No problem! The CRB Blank Extension Tool fits perfectly in any of the CRB RDS Drying systems, making it simple to dry individual sections of a multi-piece rod.
For those who have not built a multi-segment rod before, let’s dive in a little deeper.
Make Ferrule Wraps Easier Than Ever
Multi-piece fishing rods come in segments and each segment is designed to fit into the next. These connection points are ferrules.
When the ferrules are put under increasing stress, they may crack or split, which means the rod segments no longer fit together. It is therefore recommended that you wrap and epoxy these connection points to provide support and prevent these issues – similar to wrapping a guide – and this process is generally referred to as a ferrule wrap.
All you need to do is insert the extension tool into the rod segment you are working on, and rest the segment on your rod stands (usually centered over your CRB Hand Wrapper), and it provides a sturdy base upon which to wrap thread over the ferrule ends.
Great for Finishing Multi-Piece Fishing Rods
Once you have completed the ferrule wraps, you will need to apply the epoxy.
To accomplish this, all you need to do is insert the extension tool into the rod segment end (that has the thread wrap) and chuck that end into the CRB RDS Drying System, and rest the other end on a rod stand.
Now you have a sturdy base that is level, so after you finish applying your epoxy, your ferrule wraps will come out perfect every time!
Your Next Favorite Tool
The CRB Blank Extension Tool’s tapered design will easily accommodate any rod blanks with an inside diameter ranging from .20” to .35”.
This is the type of tool that every rod builder will find useful. Pick one up today!