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Lee of Reddich "Popular"

Post by Santiago » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:11 pm

Does anyone know anything about this make of rod? I have a 5' lite split-cane spinning rod in the post from ebay, that is a "Popular"!! Did they actually make them that short in those days? Does anyone know?
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Re: Lee of Reddich "Popular"

Post by Santiago » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:39 am

My 5' Lee of Reddich "Popular" has just arrived. It's a lovely little split cane rod. Looks the real McCoy, and not a cut down version of a bigger spinning rod. The decal is next to the butt where one would expect it, but the "Popular" writing is a tad worn, however, the Lee of Reddich part is in perfect condition.

The rings appear genuine and are fairly thin wired. The varnish is a tad heavy and may of been applied by a previous owner. The cork handle is only 10" and does not look like it's been modified, and this adds to my first impression that the rod is indeed meant to be a 5' lite spinning rod, and is ready to use! The tip section is quite beefy, so all in all I expect it will easily handle small pike, perch, and chub, not to mention the odd trout!
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Re: Lee of Reddich "Popular"

Post by AshbyCut » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:10 pm

Sounds like a real "find," Sir.
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Re: Lee of Reddich "Popular"

Post by Santiago » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:15 pm

Hope so! And I'm really looking forward to using it coupled with some small Rapalas!
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