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F T Williams Avon

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:53 pm

I have just bought a 10' 6" FT Williams Avon Rod from Paul F's Estate Sale. Whole cane butt, split cane middle and tip.
This was acquired purely and simply as a project rod to give me something to do during my convalescence.
It has not arrived with me yet but It was described as needing a full restoration, which is just what I need!
I tried to find out a little more about FT Williams and specifically about this particular rod but failed.
Does anyone have one of these rods or know anything about the maker? I would be interested in any information relating to the rod and or the company itself.
Many thanks in anticipation! :Hat:Image
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Re: F T Williams Avon

Post by Troydog » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:58 pm

Sorry Jeremy - this is miles away from anything I know about, but I hope that your convalescence is going well and that someone else on TFF knows about these matters. I am sure there are real experts that can help you in due course....
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Re: F T Williams Avon

Post by Olly » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:54 pm

I know they made some excellent & well sort after rods --------

Looks like a Wizard type rod.

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Re: F T Williams Avon

Post by Penninelad » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:11 am

You will not be disappointed Jeremy.In my experience F T Williams rods are very well made.I use a "Dorset" and " Dorset De Luxe" for chub and barbel fishing and have just refurbished a "The Rushton" a lovely rod for float fishing and light legering.
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Re: F T Williams Avon

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:53 am

Penninelad wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:11 am
You will not be disappointed Jeremy.In my experience F T Williams rods are very well made.I use a "Dorset" and " Dorset De Luxe" for chub and barbel fishing and have just refurbished a "The Rushton" a lovely rod for float fishing and light legering.
That's good to hear Mark. From what little I have been able to find out, the Dorset seems to have been a popular rod. There are several posts relating to the Dorset but no mention of the Avon.
I am looking forward to its arrival and refurbishment. :Thumb:
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