Marco "Jack Hargreaves" Out of Town Rod

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Marco "Jack Hargreaves" Out of Town Rod

Post by GazTheAngler » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:19 pm

Just come across this rod on Ebay.

Looks to be a 60's glass float rod. Any of you Modern Arms Co afficiando's out there ever heard of this rod. I know that Bennett's did Jack Hargreaves rods in the 60's early 70's.

As a Jack fan I might put a bid in.

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Re: Marco "Jack Hargreaves" Out of Town Rod

Post by The Old Buffer » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:34 pm

The Jack Hargreaves Out of Town Rod made by Marco Price in 1975 £17.05

The story goes that Jack Hargreaves asked the Modern Arms Company to make a rod which would serve as an all round rod for the pleasure angler, suitable for float fishing and occasional legering. This was the result.

Made from high density hallow glass blanks with built in ferrules it should prove equally suitable for shy roach or hard fighting tench. 12ft long, three piece construction fitted with hard chrome rings throughout with parallel cork handle. Atractively finished in metallic blue with two tone nylon whippings.
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Re: Marco "Jack Hargreaves" Out of Town Rod

Post by Champ » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:57 pm

One of a range of rods that they did.Peter Stone ledger,Tony Fordham carp,Gerry Savage carp to name a few i remember.The one you mention might go for a good price if its good.

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Re: Marco "Jack Hargreaves" Out of Town Rod

Post by GazTheAngler » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:56 pm

I emailed the seller, seem's the tip ring needs re-whipping.

I may well put in a low bid.

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Re: Marco "Jack Hargreaves" Out of Town Rod

Post by The Old Buffer » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:10 pm

Marco made good sound rods in both cane and glass. This rod would be a good all-round workhorse and a pleasure to use.

There is a Marco Peter Stone (Elastiglass) Leger Rod for sale on the Bay at the moment. Unfortunately it is the Ultra Light version. I would have gone for it had it been the Medium, Stepped up or even the Original. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-PETER ... 3a95287d63
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Re: Marco "Jack Hargreaves" Out of Town Rod

Post by Newtocane » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:16 pm

I have one of these rods, given to me by a friend who's father was a cameraman on out of town, was a present from the man himself.
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