Mk IV Carp Rod

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Rich

Mk IV Carp Rod

Post by Rich » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:59 am

Mk iv Carp Rod:

Walkers original:

Walkers measurements are from the apex of each each strip to the flat that is to say half the rods diameter. Chapmans measurements are from flat to flat ie the full diameter of the rod

Whole cane butt
__ AT 0”
¾” AT 6”
¾” AT 12”

Split cane

.250” AT 18”
.233” AT 24”
.220” AT 30”
.207” AT 36”
.197” AT 42”
.186” AT 48”
.175” AT 54”
.165” AT 60”

24/64” FERRULE

.154” AT 66”
.145” AT 72”
.136” AT 78”
.127” AT 84”
.121” AT 90”
.115” AT 96”
.104” AT 104”
.092” AT 110”
.075” AT 116”
.060” AT 120”

A CORK HANDLE WITH A 1 ¾” RED RUBBER BUTTON AQUALITE BUTT AND TIP RINGS LOW BELLS LIFE INTERMEDIATES.


CHAPMANS VERSION USING A SPLIT CANE BUTT:

Blank specifications

Butt section 60"



60" .360
48" .397
36" .433
27" .460
22" .485
18" .585
0" .655

Top section 60"


60" .120
48" .184
36" .230
24" .254
3" .337


Cork Handle: 28" x 7/8" with two alloy sliding bands. 7/8" alloy butt cap with 1" red rubber button.

Ferrule: Brass suction ferrule 24/64"



Guide sizes:

Butt : Aqualite 25mm and full open bridge size 9.

Top: full open bridge sizes 6, 5, 4, 3, 3. Size 3 Aqualite tip.

Intermediate wrappings: Butt 2" Top 1½" --- 1¼

Wrappings: Green with copper wire wrappings on butt ring and female ferrule.

If you measure your MK iv carp rod don't be surprised if you get a different set of measurements This is true with many cane rods and is why I think this taper archive will be of so much use. please submit anything you can as it is of great interest and I am sure will help us all understand the rods we love.

Thanks
Rich

Mr B

Re: Mk IV Carp Rod

Post by Mr B » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:47 pm

Well thats a keeper.. Thank you.
I have never made a split can rod.When I do it will be RW MK1V I have always wanted one.
Most of my rod building was with hollow glass Conoflex blanks.

Mr B

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