I recieved the new ferrules for the bamboo rod I am restoring. I sent the old ferrules to Goldenwitch for an exact diameter duplication. The old ferrules were a step down version. I stayed with the step down on the new ferrules. My problem is, the new ferrules are longer and the rod will have to seat deeper (I think) and also the new ferrules have "tabs". Are the tabs for a smoother transition from ferrule to rod? Could someone help step the "Rookie" through this process?

Your help and kindness is appreciated in advance.

Kind regards.
Steve (Rookie)