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Re: Tactio up date

Post by Regular_Caster » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:17 pm

Wow, superb. Love seeing this one developing! Before I joined I had read this thread through with every post excitedly!

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Re: Tactio up date

Post by CWK » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:45 pm

Gentlemen , having seen this rod recently I can attest that Andrew is bestowing it with his genius and the finished article will be something very special indeed .. Bumble you will be delighted to own and fish with it .

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Re: Tactio up date

Post by Marc » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:46 pm

I do love jasper threads, looking good both.
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Re: Tactio up date

Post by Nobby » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:21 am

It's most frustrating to see a bloke doing perfect whippings sitting in an armchair with a bit of sticky tape.

Whilst I am surrounded by home-made gadgets and gear....and they still ain't perfect..........

Am I right to think the first tip section was too active and it therefore absorbed the detection of a bite before it made it down to your fingertips Bumble? If so, a touch-leger rod needs to be firmer then? Firmer than a standard all-round rod of the Fifties or Sixties??

Enjoying this thread immensely...thank-you both.

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Re: Tactio up date

Post by James » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:42 pm

Your dead right Nobby the whole rod is designed from scratch and it seems i got my sums wrong first time .If you were using the tip as a quiver tip it would be fine but as you say to feel the bite rather than seeing it is what the second top will do. The hollow work has paid of they do feel amazing.
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Re: Tactio up date

Post by Nobby » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:58 pm

I'm keeping my hands in my pockets at Redditch, Andrew ;-)


Possibly with Gorilla Glue.......


For those thinking I've finally 'lost it'...to waggle one of Andrew's rods at Redditch it to risk seriously damaging your bank account and relations with 'er indoors.

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Re: Tactio up date

Post by CWK » Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:12 pm

Nobby wrote:I'm keeping my hands in my pockets at Redditch, Andrew ;-)


Possibly with Gorilla Glue.......


For those thinking I've finally 'lost it'...to waggle one of Andrew's rods at Redditch it to risk seriously damaging your bank account and relations with 'er indoors.

'Aint that the truth .. Every time I visit Andrew I leave with another rod , I just cannot resist!!!!

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Re: Re The Tactio arrived today

Post by Bumble » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:34 pm

This all started with a collaboration of minds with old Bumble and James aka Andrew Davis on the perfect touch ledgering rod for Chub. Let's stop there for a moment why would Andrew one of the best builders in the UK even listen to somebody else about tapers much to his credit he did.
So here it is the Tactio named by my great friend Mal Baird 11' in length whole cane butt spliced into hollow built cane into the ferrule then twin tips light for the Kennet medium for the Thames both hollow built until 12" from the tip ring.
Am I biased of course wouldn't you be the feel is amazing better pictures on Saturday when I'm on the bank waggling this wonderous wand.
I need a drink feel free to critique
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Re: Tactio up date

Post by Wallys-Cast » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:46 pm

Stunning work and a unique design. Well done to both of you.

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Re: Tactio up date

Post by Marc » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:59 pm

Stunning. We certainly need builders trying new designs. It's okay using vintage tackle but coming up with fresh design is a branch of the sport that is certainly lacking. Well done both.
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