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Grebe

Post by AshbyCut » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:57 pm

I simply couldn't resist !!!

Winging it's way to join The Thicket of non-Precision/Bernard Sealey rods is ...

A B. James & Son, doughnut handled, 2 piece, 8ft. 7in. "Grebe."

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Re: Grebe

Post by Hovis » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:00 pm

Very nice Mal. I'd be interested to hear more about it when it arrives. Do you know what sort of action it has?
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Re: Grebe

Post by AshbyCut » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:05 pm

Hovis wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Very nice Mal. I'd be interested to hear more about it when it arrives. Do you know what sort of action it has?
It's been described to me by a friend as 'an ideal chub rod' ... though as I only fish still waters I'm hoping it will add to my tench rods. More to follow when it arrives.
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Re: Grebe

Post by Paul D » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:12 pm

Looks like New!! Well done, a little short for tench I would have thought unless very close In, a fine small river rod though if you ever decide to fish running water. :Hat:
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Re: Grebe

Post by Keston » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:13 pm

I'm not surprised you couldn't resist, its a mighty fine looking rod . Congratulations.

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Re: Grebe

Post by Hovis » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:24 pm

AshbyCut wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:05 pm
Hovis wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Very nice Mal. I'd be interested to hear more about it when it arrives. Do you know what sort of action it has?
It's been described to me by a friend as 'an ideal chub rod' ... though as I only fish still waters I'm hoping it will add to my tench rods. More to follow when it arrives.
That's interesting as I always thought these were much stronger. It certainly looks in great condition.
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Re: Grebe

Post by Duckett » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:45 am

It's a lovely looking rod Mal. As a novice at this game, I can't help feeling a warm glow inside that (assuming two near identical Grebe's didn't come available at the same time) I had been looking at a rod that you couldn't resist! In the end, after much gazing, I opted for a longer Chapman's Hunter instead.
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Re: Grebe

Post by Wallys-Cast » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:38 am

Well done Mal, I have always liked the look of the Grebe, they just look and feel so nicely proportioned.

I was looking at a Hardy Egret at Redditch last year and thought how similar it looked to the Grebe. Has anyone got them both to compare, if not Mal you know what to do.. :Chuckle:

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Re: Grebe

Post by Chavender » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:41 pm

looks a loverly little rod ,should do ok for some early morning margin tench fishing .
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Re: Grebe

Post by Beresford » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:52 pm

Lovely rod and perfect for chub fishing on small streams and rivers. I know some folks have used them for carp stalking but the Grebe might be a bit light for that depending on the size of fish and the situation you've got to winkle them out off. I believe there was a Grebe Major made as well which I presume might be a stepped up version.

I very much look forward to your reports of the rod once you've used it.
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