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Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by Moley » Sun May 28, 2017 11:33 am

Drooling, although not obligatory, is permitted:

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What an artist Paul Cook is. The job he has done restoring this Victorian Roach Pole/Rod is exquisite :Hat:

Now all the Mole has to do is catch a 2lb roach on it! :Hahaha:

Paired very nicely with an old Victorian Winch.....even if the roach do not want to play, at the very least the Fat One will look the part. :Wink:

As ever,..........

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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by LuckyLuca » Sun May 28, 2017 12:08 pm

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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by NiceRoach » Sun May 28, 2017 12:51 pm

Very nice love cane poles :tea:
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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by Vole » Sun May 28, 2017 2:34 pm

My inner panda's tummy is rumbling...VERY tasty!
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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by Tench Dreamer » Sun May 28, 2017 3:09 pm

It's a lovely pole/ rod . Wonder it's life story ... fish caught, previous owners etc. I guess Roach fishing maybe on the Lea

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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by JimmyBobkin » Sun May 28, 2017 7:49 pm

Don't forget the Victorian style roach float to make a perfect match

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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by Richard C » Mon May 29, 2017 8:41 am

What a beauty Moley. Can't wait for a waggle! :Thumb:
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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by KenSowerbutts » Mon May 29, 2017 6:13 pm

Beautiful pole and restorations a work of art , hope you have great pleasure fishing with it .
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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by Ljm183 » Mon May 29, 2017 7:33 pm

Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!
Moley can you tell me the Address on the rod ?

Is it the same as this

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Re: Sowerbutts Pole/Rod.

Post by Moley » Wed May 31, 2017 10:14 am

Ljm183 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 7:33 pm
Nice !!!!!!!!!!!!
Moley can you tell me the Address on the rod ?

Is it the same as this

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The writing is more worn than that but is still legible. The address shown is 8 Commercial Street, Shoreditch.......this dates it about 1875/76 before they moved to the address on your example :Hat:

So definitely Victorian and a venerable piece of history :Wink:

Many thanks for the kind words from the other posters and indeed Richard C you can have a waggle if we can arrange The Gonkathon as soon as they finish their 'oggins :whistle:

As ever,.......

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