Forty Fore Tapers

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Dendrobaena
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Forty Fore Tapers

Post by Dendrobaena » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:16 pm

I am restoring a Constable Forty Fore, so while it was in the bear cane i thought i would take the measurements of the tapers for any one who is interested. The measurements are taken across the three flats and and average taken.

Tip Butt
0" .130 Ferrule
5" .142 .362
10".166 .368
15".196 .374
20".210 .386
25".232 .406
30".244 .430
35".258 .444
40".274 32" -28" Handle
45".286
50".288
55".296
57 3/4 ".300
Ferrule
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Re: Forty Fore Tapers

Post by Shed_Monkey » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:51 pm

Thank you for sharing this Neil - I'd love to see this section grow as I think it could be an amazing resource.

There are so many sources of tapers for cane fly rods but coarse rod tapers are that much harder to come by.

Thanks again
Steve
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Re: Forty Fore Tapers

Post by Gurn » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:13 pm

What an excellent rod the Forty Fore is. Enjoy the fruit of your labour.

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