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Sowerbutts Sprite

Post by Ljm183 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:37 pm

My latest restoration is this 12ft Sprite, in need of a re-whip and varnish and the ferrules re-glued but the cane was in very good condition as was the handle and all the fittings.
The Maker,s transfer,s are complete with no damage.

Came complete with ferrule stopper,s and it,s original maker,s bag.

84 Inters in total.
Finished and ready to fish.

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Re: Sowerbutts Sprite

Post by AshbyCut » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:47 pm

Looks lovely, Sir. Well done. :Hat:
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Re: Sowerbutts Sprite

Post by Ljm183 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:48 pm

The Sprite had it,s first outing today after it,s refurb, and it,s a lovely rod.

First fish a carp of about 4lb

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Handled it with ease.



After loads of Roach to 1lb and bream to 2lb



Another carp followed this one a low to mid double.

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Again the rod Handled it with ease.

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Re: Sowerbutts Sprite

Post by KenSowerbutts » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:14 pm

Lovely work on a lovely rod Lee ,just like the rest of your rods .Nice fish as well .
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Re: Sowerbutts Sprite

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:23 pm

Well done, Sir. A nice christening. :Hat:
"Beside the water I discovered (or maybe rediscovered) the quiet. The sort of quiet that allows one to be woven into the tapestry of nature instead of merely standing next to it." Estaban.

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Re: Sowerbutts Sprite

Post by Ljm183 » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:30 pm

Just acquired another Sprite.

A slightly different handle in shape and length and this latest rod is in the more usual Twist whipping.


Here,s the two together




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Re: Sowerbutts Sprite

Post by Trilob » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:17 am

lovely looking rods.

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