The complete list of B. James cane rods

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The complete list of B. James cane rods

Post by Mark » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:22 pm

The post by Greentura got me thinking, what is the full list of rods that B. James & Sons produced.

The list so far…

Coarse Rods:
The Avocet
The Avon Perfection
The Fayne
The Grebe - 8ft (2 piece, split cane)
The Grebe Major - 8ft 6in and 9ft (2 piece, split cane)
The Heron - 11ft 2in (3 piece, split cane)
The Hollow Built Match - 13ft 6in (2 piece, split cane)
The Kennet Perfection
The King Fisher Match - 11ft, 12ft, 13ft, and 14ft
The Mallard
The Mk IV Avon - 10ft 2in (2 piece, split cane)
The Mk IV Carp - 10ft 2in (2 piece, split cane)
The Mk IV SU Carp
The Olympic
The Peter Tombleson - 12ft (3 piece, split cane)
The Richard Walker Specialist - 8' 6" (2 piece)
The Swallow - 12ft (3 piece, split cane)

Fly Rods:
The Chew - 9ft 6in
The Esmond Drury
The Kennet Perfection
Supreme - 8ft, 8ft 6in and 9ft
Ian Wood - 9ft
BS21 - 9ft 6in (3 piece)
BS59 - 9ft (3 piece)
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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Beresford » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:24 pm

There are the fly rods as well though I don't know any of their names. Did they do an FJT?
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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Mark » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:32 pm

Wasn't there the Kingfisher match rod.
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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Bob Brookes » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:36 pm

-----and an Olympus (Avocet without the intermediates) & a Peter Tombleson (not seen one).
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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Deaf Cat » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:39 pm

Inthe net also has
"The Trotter"

Are we only looking for cane rods?
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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Mark » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:40 pm

dgc2011 wrote:Inthe net also has
"The Trotter"

Are we only looking for cane rods?
Yes just cane coarse rods for now.

The list at the top has been updated.
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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Loop Erimder » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:22 pm

And how nice would it be to have one of each or even two
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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Greentura » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:15 pm

Glad you posted this as I've not heard of some of them. I used to have a few B James glass rods, Avon, carp, carp s/u, trotter and a couple of others but all sold in favor of cane a few years back. If someone has the specs and info about the ones that font have a thread for themselves yet it would be greatly appreciated.

As posted, one of each would be nice, but being a tart I tend to have pairs made to match and only for ledgering, with the exception of my chapmans hunters, but only as a second one came my way ;)

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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Champ » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:07 pm

Mark wrote:Wasn't there the Kingfisher match rod.
Yes and a rod called The Heron.There may have been a couple more with bird names that were on an early leaflet that i gave away years ago :roll: ...

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Re: The complete list of B. James rods

Post by Alaudacorax » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:15 am

Never heard of the Grebe Major before. Can anyone give a quick description? More expensive finishing? Heavier rod?

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