Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

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Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by Duebel » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:52 pm

A while ago our Honorary Vice President, AshbyCut, had been selling a lovely Richard Walker MK VI Avon. At the same time a friend of mine, was looking for his first cane rod.
My job was to bring the two of them together, to collect the rod at Northern Nomad's house, to transport it safely to Germany and to rewhip two eyes and a few inters.
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I really enjoyed handling this fine rod as none of my own rods meet the quality of it.

Although the work haven't been fully completed yet, a coat or two of varnish will give the whippings a much better finish, I handed the rod over to Hannes last weekend. He had planned a special trip to the river to christen his very first cane rod.

I explained him the basics of handling a cane rod and off he went a very happy man.
Today he sent me a short report and some pictures of the christening.
He caught two perch and two chub. Another angler seems to converted to cane and that's my fault - guilty as charged.
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Now we need to find Hannes a proper Centrpin and I have to convince him to become a member of the TFF.

Thank you Mal,Sir, for this beautiful rod!

The cane forest is growing fast in Bamberg ...
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Greetings from Bamberg
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Re: Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by Tengisgol » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:55 pm

Great post - well done all!
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Re: Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by Santiago » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:58 pm

Great to see the rod catch!
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Re: Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by Duckett » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:14 pm

What a wonderful way to start his journey with cane and ‘pin. Have you warned his bank manager though?
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Re: Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by Barbulus » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:16 pm

Brilliant; inspirational. Thanks for sharing that particular “journey”. A great post.

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Re: Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by Crucian » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:23 pm

Excellent!

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Post by AshbyCut » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:44 pm

Privileged to have been part of another 'conversion to cane,' and feeling much pleasure in seeing the rod christened so successfully by Hannes.

Excellent work, Duebel. :Hat:
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Re: Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by PershoreHarrier » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:09 pm

Tengisgol wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:55 pm
Great post - well done all!
I'll second that. :Hat:

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Re: Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by LuckyLuca » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 pm

A very special post!
Beautiful pictures painting a very TFF story👍
I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

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Re: Another MK IV Avon put to good use ...

Post by Paul D » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:04 am

Wonderful Martin, you've made a lovely job of that! Please tell Hannes he is assured of a very warm welcome. :Hat:
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