I'm sure it's a finicky operation, even if you can find an exact replacement, which is unlikely. You'll surely have to buy a set to replace both the male and female bits, then sand down or build up your rod sections to fit. Once that's done, you can brush on some chemicals (Miracle-Grow and vinegar) to get the patina.sweetandsour wrote: ↑Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:22 amThanks. I had briefly looked at the Mudhole site. I presume finding a replacement brass ferrule that will have the weathered, oxidized look will be practically impossible. And the more I see what's involved, and think about it, I may just look at adapting a brass sleeve that slides over the broken female ferrule. The old ferrule will have to be gently heated, and perhaps wrapping undone to reveal any tabs.
For a patch, it's easy enough to buy some brass shim stock (.015" or so?) and roll and braze/solder a sleeve around the female side. You could get fancy and roll a ring of brass rod/wire to fit the outboard end and solder it on to the sleeve to make it look finished. I wouldn't fish with that sort of repair though.