Sowerbutts "avocet" ???????.

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Sowerbutts "avocet" ???????.

Post by PondLife » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:39 pm

From what i've read on this forum only B james were allowed (copyright) to use the name "avocet" on their rods. So has someone been at it again with the indian ink or is this feller genuine?.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-FISHI ... true&rt=nc

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Post by Marc » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:06 pm

:shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: I know nothing of this other than that's some serious cash monies being spent there.
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Post by Robbi » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:23 pm

goodness ! that's a lot of money !
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Re: Sowerbutts "avocet" ???????.

Post by PondLife » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:25 pm

I know, silly money. The gentleman who bought it always tends to pay over the odds for rods. Must have a lot of money.
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Post by AshbyCut » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:10 pm

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Post by PondLife » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:02 am

Note the floor of a certain kitchen. That's the same floor a Youngs avocet an Efgeeco avocet and the famous Southwell rod of this very forum were photographed on. Need i say any more?.

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Post by PondLife » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:05 am

Just had another look at the rod on ebay. It's whipped in burgundy the other ones whipped in green jasper.

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Post by Robbi » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:16 pm

Wow ! why so much ?
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Post by Bumble » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:24 pm

LJM the one that sold Yesterday was a seriously good rod I spoke with the owner and had additional pictures. I have waggled one of these before and only the very early early BJ Avocets and early Ogden Smith Arun were better. The best avocets always have whole cane butt and split cane middle and top sections. The later ones were split cane throughout and know where near as good in my opinion the real shame is I suspect this rod will never see the bank again.
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