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Torridge Cane
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B james

Post by Torridge Cane » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:26 am

After some help
l bet you've heared this before.......
l have a kennet perfection needs a rebuild , l have picked up a few eyes etc
But what it needs is a top end , is there anyone out there that has a correct lengh top or can one be brought new ?
l dearly want to do the work myself
this rod is an early one , all the decalls have gone
but only cost £2 at a car boot !!
so got to be worth a go
would love to get it wet

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Stour Otter
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Re: B james

Post by Stour Otter » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:50 pm

Hello Torridge Cane, you might get lucky and find an old 2-piece split cane fly rod which will give you the length of cane you require and diameters with in that length for the correct thicknesses within its top section. Its a ruse I have used myself, you may get a softer top in its action, but as the rod only cost you £2.00 anyway, you will at least get the job done cheaply. Down your way in October staying at Cranford Cottages, St Giles in the Wood, Torrington.

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Re: B james

Post by Paul D » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:32 pm

I think that as it only owes you 2 pounds it may be worth getting a rod builder to make a new tip section?
Out of interest how do you know it's a kennet perfection?
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Re: B james

Post by Torridge Cane » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:54 pm

you can't mistake the rod for anything else
be a monkeys uncle if it's not
will post pictures if that's ok
who do you recommend to build a new tip

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