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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by J.T » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:38 am

Was the trip of a life time, and what a rod!!! :)
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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by James » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:44 am

We did catch lots of fish on this trip,the fight these Wye chub gave us was something i have never experienced,very powerful. My new Senior Wallis Avon was never straight for long ,i found it a joy even catching a double figure carp did not over stress it. Special mention goes to JT who had a red letter with the wye chub on the first day. brilliant stuff.
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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by Paul F » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:21 am

Cracking fishing, what an amount of fish too, well done all, love the rod :Hat:

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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by Mushy » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:42 am

Great stuff gents, sounds like a good trip, love that photo of the Barbel James, and the rod we'll err.. I'm like my spaniel salivating at dinner time !!!!
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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by Badger1 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:08 pm

These rods also double up as Pike rods. :Chuckle: . Well I was after a barbel but happy with this one.


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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by Badger1 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:28 pm

I thought it time for an update on this thread to promote Andrew’s rods further and to rave about the Senior Wallis Avon further still. The rod has been getting a bit of a work out over the past few seasons. Fishing trips are not as often as I would like though.

It’s not everyone’s cuppa tea at the 12’ length and Andrew will make a slightly shorter version at 11’ 6” although I have recently asked him to consider a 13’ version if the appropriate whole cane piece can be found. Which could be an interesting rod or monstrous. The current 12’ version is in my opinion a delightful balance between weight (light for 12’ rod) and power, I don’t personally think any other classic or modern cane rod compares….if you like the longer rod.

I’ve recently taken to using a larger 4 ½” reel which with this 12’ rod casts superbly; well it almost becomes a pleasure just to keep casting out. The SWA rods action assists with casting especially with quite heavy leads. It’s an all-through action rather than “tippy”. Normally I won’t use leads over a 1oz as I don’t want to stress a rod but the SWA recently handled a 1 ½ oz with a meat bait fine, casting a notable distance.
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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by AshbyCut » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:35 pm

Superb !!! 'Nuff said !!! :Hat:
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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by Loop Erimder » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:22 am

Mine is still available if anyone interested
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Re: Senior Wallis Avon

Post by Snape » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:08 am

Wonderful stuff, William.
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