Ealing Avon

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Harry H
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Ealing Avon

Post by Harry H » Sun May 19, 2019 1:21 pm

I saw my 1st Ealing Avon today very nice original condition it was owned by a friend's father from new.
How unusual are they? :Hat:
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Re: Ealing Avon

Post by Chubman » Sun May 19, 2019 9:12 pm

hard to find, hence a tad pricey to buy

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Re: Ealing Avon

Post by Catfish.017 » Mon May 20, 2019 7:21 am

I bought one at Redditch eight years ago. It had several issues including a bad set in the top section, slack ferrule, non original tip ring and a repair to the top section. I paid a fair price commensurate with its condition. I managed to straighten the top section reasonably well and the rod has served me well with no problems. Indeed it has been in on the capture of several PB's including a common carp of almost eighteen pounds and a Wye barbel of ten pounds. When I bought a later model a few years ago I was struck by how much thicker the butt section was on the new rod (thirty thou) and how much darker the cane was on the Ealing rod.

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Re: Ealing Avon

Post by Harry H » Tue May 21, 2019 6:55 pm

Thanks for the replies could I ask for some idea of value please.
PM if you would prefer
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