Side note: I have high lighted an area that is always being debated by Bamboo rod builders. Some builders say, that if the ferrules are fitted correctly, there is no reason for any lubricant on the ferrules. Technically that is true, but metal to metal surfaces can gall. Its just the nature of metals. There is another school of thought that the salts in our skin will corrode the Nickle Silver ferrules. There is a possibility of that.... if you leave the rod together for years on end and never clean the ferrules. Personally, I have never seen any type of corrosion on my Bamboo rod ferrules. However, I have seen galled ferrules. So I will continue to recommend the use of lubricant on the Nickle Silver ferrules.
In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. But, if your particular builder says no lubricant then you better follow their instructions. They have their reasons.... be they fact, myth, or tradition.
Until next time my friends,
P.S. Yes, I saw the poor grammer in the document and will fix it ASAP ;)