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"Burley"

Post by AshbyCut » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:04 pm

I seem to have acquired (on the dreaded e++y, of course) a 'Burley' ... described as an "OLD CANE SPINNING/STALKING ROD MINT CONDITION." That remains to be seen, as the photo's are blurred and it's described as being 85" in length, which I'm hoping is a typo for 8' 5" ... though it may mean it's a tad short of original. However, at £14.50 it has to be worth a gamble. At worst the butt section could make a landing net handle. Photos will follow as soon as I have it in my Man Cave.
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Re: "Burley"

Post by BJMason » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:32 pm

Hi Ashbycut.
I was was sort of interested in that rod too, but 85" put me off so I hope you are right and it's 8' 5". please let us know how you get on.
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Post by AshbyCut » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:34 pm

Count on it, Bernard.
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Post by Nobby » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:53 am

I think the Burley was only offered as a 9 foot rod, certainly mine is 9'1" assembled.

There were different versions, reel-clamp wise, though.

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Post by AshbyCut » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:16 am

Nobby wrote:I think the Burley was only offered as a 9 foot rod
I was using this as a reference, Nobby :-

http://www.inthenetuk.com/pages/VintageRods_Dawsons.asp
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Post by Nobby » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:28 am

Ah! I wonder where that came form...probably an eBay listing.

An earlier rod with those reel clamps.

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Post by AshbyCut » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:19 pm

I took possession of the rod today, and was delighted to find that the two sections are the same size ... and at 85 inches, it is indeed 7 feet and 1 inch long. It's straight as a steel rule, and the ferrule plops satisfyingly when pulled apart. Until I get another opinion at first hand (perhaps tomorrow) I'll assume it's "right" and Dawsons did indeed make a 7 foot Burley

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Re: "Burley"

Post by MGs » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:44 pm

I wouldn't be at all surprised, from memory the Medina comes in both 7 and 8 foot versions
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Re: "Burley"

Post by Loop Erimder » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:48 pm

Very nice Mal and a bargain too
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Re: "Burley"

Post by BJMason » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:08 pm

Hi Ashbycut
Beautiful looking rod and a bargin. Well done.
Tight lines Bernard .

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