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Help!!!

Post by Tinca Tinca » Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:06 pm

Hello,

some weeks ago I bought a Lee Rod that I never had seen before.
It has a Cane butt,Cane middle with inset cane at half lenght and cane top with inset splitcane top( Rod reduced twice)
The reelholder ist mounted like a salmon fly rod(near the rubberend) and screwable.

Does someone have an idea for what this light rod is built ,what is the name and when produced?

thanks

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Re: Help!!!

Post by AshbyCut » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:57 pm

Some photographs would be helpful, Sir.
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Re: Help!!!

Post by Tinca Tinca » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:00 pm

Hi,
here the first of 3 pictures of my mysterious Lee rod.
Hope you can see the details needed for identification.

greetings

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Re: Help!!!

Post by Tinca Tinca » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:45 pm

Good evening gentlemen,
I hope the pictures do a little help for identification of my rod.
I think the guides are not original,because of the windinthread.
Do someboby of you know,what colour was usually used at Lee?

I think of refurbishing the rod and give it back its original design.



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Re: Help!!!

Post by AshbyCut » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:59 pm

The style is a "match" rod with a very 'tippy' action designed for rapid striking small fish, but not recommended for anything sizeable.

It's very similar in construction to my Milward's "Featherlite" rods (viewtopic.php?f=223&t=10351) and my Precision Works "R. Sealey Precise."

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Many of the manufacturers in the late 50's and early 60's made similar rods, but I can't help with the exact model of your Lee of Redditch rod.

It will make an ideal roach rod.
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Re: Help!!!

Post by Tinca Tinca » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Thank you Sir,
I thought it might could be a cheap avon rod modell for chubfishing.
It is helpfull to know that this is a "Light" match rod.Last summer I got
an 2,5 lbs tench on it and had great sport.I have an typeless Martin
James Rod of spanishreed with a tip which is completely split cane
which is a Roach rod but faster and much lighter than the Lee.
I refurbish it and use it for Bream and Roach fishing....

Do you have an idea why the reelholder is at such a unusual place??

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Post by AshbyCut » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:36 pm

The "Nottingham" style was to have the reel closer to the butt than it is these days ... and a description of the rod can be found in a chapter of "Roach Fishing" by 'Faddist, in the 1949 edition, which I scanned into this thread :-

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=10022&hilit=Nottingham
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Re: Help!!!

Post by AshbyCut » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:52 pm

I thought that this photograph (top right) taken from "Casting" by Terry Thomas (1960) might interest you ... note the position of the reel on the handle.

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Re: Help!!!

Post by Tinca Tinca » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:19 pm

Thanks,thats great,
I saw at Mr Crabbtree goes fishing that this position was not unusual.
On the picture it looks a little like a double cast with the doublehanded
Salmonrod.Perhaps he sets his reel in rotation by pulling down the line.
Have never tried it..
I use this rod with a centrepin,too but i hold linecoils in hand because
i am to stupid to learn the wallis cast.Perhaps a project for next year...

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Re: Help!!!

Post by AshbyCut » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:23 pm

You are correct, Sir. He pulls down to set the reel in motion as he flicks the tip out, and then holds his left hand beside the centre of the reel while the line runs through his fingers.

One day I'll learn to Wallis Cast too !!! :Wink:
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