Avon Perfection - 3 piece

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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by Badger1 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:14 pm

Does barbel too. :Chuckle: . Proper avon action. FULL CURVE
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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by J.T » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:33 pm

Was a great day, well done again on the Cracking Barbel, good photo too. :Wink:
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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by Badger1 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:38 pm

Yes thanks J.T a nice pic. Unusal for me to be with someone to take picture. Your obese troot was impressive too haha.

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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by Dokterhoo » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:31 am

Cracking barbel, super rod, but that Aerial........ Wow. "Milk bottle" handles, nickle silver rim, could it possibly be what I think it is?

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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by Badger1 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:30 pm

Afternoon "Dokterhoo".....yup it's a 4" narrow drum Aerial :).

Yes it is what you suspect, if I had to live with just one Aerial this would be the one. Super reel and casts beautifully. It came my way a few years ago now after being in a draw since the 80s, it wasn't a "car boot find" for sure but still happy to take the plunge on it. It will go to the grave with me. Wallis casts a treat, I can spend hours whacking a spinner out on the Trent with this reel just for the joy using it. I've put some backing line on to increase the diameter of the drum and that helps with the line retrieval.

On the Aerial front....David Brown makes super Aerials, I purchased a 3 1/2" Double ventilated Aerial last year and it's a super reel, superbly made and casts very well. For a more affordable Aerial David makes real gems. Very much recommend them for modern pins.

The rod is super. It was at it's limits really with that barbel but if you use the full action it's not in major danger of a set. Plus Andrew tempers the cane properly. The rod is still in A1 knick and happily sprung back after a testing fish. Due to the action of the rod you can cast a 1SSG or 2SSG with a meat ball sized piece of meat quite some distance. If distance is required that is.

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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by J.T » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:36 pm

Badger1 wrote:Yes thanks J.T a nice pic. Unusal for me to be with someone to take picture. Your obese troot was impressive too haha.
Was a pleasure as always chap! :)

here is that Troot (would have made a good dinner for two!) and the Chublet I caught, didn't take a picture of that big old bream... kind of wish I had now... LOL :Chuckle:
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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by Badger1 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:56 pm

Should have done J.T as it was a dirt great slimey bin lid!

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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by Badger1 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:37 pm

Having given the Avon Perfection a darn good thrashing this evening I can report its a cracker of a rod. No action shots of the barbel as I was hanging on for dear life. Tore almost all the braid off the reel and just meters from the backing line as it shot off down stream. A horendous battle and i did make pigs-ear of landing the barbel. Certainly tested the rod and now she can be hung up until the autumn/winter for grayling. Well made a trip to the Wye in july too. Super rod.....highly recommend.

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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:43 am

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Re: Avon Perfection - 3 piece

Post by Badger1 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:25 am

The barbel was a titanic battle. Andrew's rod was REALLY tested. It was in full curve and to be blunt I was getting worried that I wasn't going to be able to control it. I was a few meters off the backing line on the reel on the first run. It flew off down stream like a small barbel heading for the Thames :). It was'nt until trying to "pump" it back up that I thought.....it's got a bit of weight. 4 attempts at getting in the net.....made a right dogs-dinner of that. Just could not get her above me to drop into the net and load of branches down in the water.

The pike went like a stabbed rat too, took the meat on the way in :). Down the river at 1900hrs...home at 2145hrs. Bish bosh bash. Done.

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