Craftversa by Andrew Davis

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DWW
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Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by DWW » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:10 pm

The recent talk of the Andrew Davis Craftversa and one coming up for sale got me interested in the rod and in actually owning one ! Then luck played her trump card in the form of Nobby having one for sale . So a few phone calls amd Pm's plus a visit to actually get to see the rod and its now mine . What a lovely thing !
So today was the day to give it a go and actually use it . Despite the rain !
I thought a trip after tench and perch at a local club pond might be a good test so a few prawns and a tin of sweetcorn were packed and the rod was matched with a Trudex and 6lb line .
The rod has a lovely agate butt ring in a colour that I have not seen before :
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The rod is a lovely colour and the whipping and varnish sublime :
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So it looks great but what will it be like to fish with ? Well it is balanced well by the little Trudex and feels great in the hand . But how would it react to a feisty tench or two ? To cut a long story short the rod was excellent ! It handled tench to about 4lb with no issues and I will use it on a couple of waters where the tench grow slightly bigger and the occasional interloping carp might make an appearance .
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It will also get a use after perch as well , with the only one showing today putting up a great scrap !
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All in all a lovely piece of kit . Thanks Nobby !

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Re: Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by PershoreHarrier » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:27 pm

Splendid stuff DWW. Andrew restored my Craftversa to his usual very high standard and whilst I had to promise not to use it for Barbel fishing I have had a couple of low double carp on it all be it whilst seeking Crucians!!

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Re: Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by Loop Erimder » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:31 pm

Excellent. ....that's the rod I first waggled which prompted me to order one for myself
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish

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Re: Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by Harry H » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:48 pm

Lovely rod :mrgreen: and wonderful Perch & Tench
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Re: Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by Paul F » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:21 pm

Nice one DWW, I only have about 12 more months to wait for mine!

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Re: Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by DWW » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:22 am

Paul F , you will love it ! A lovely rod .

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Re: Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by Black Prince » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:03 am

I bet you missed a few bites because you were looking at your rod what a beauty sheer craftsmanship :Thumb:

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Re: Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by BendSomeCane » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:22 am

Wonderful spring tench and perch

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Re: Craftversa by Andrew Davis

Post by Bobby Marlene » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:12 pm

Very nice. Lovely rod and fish. You´re very lucky to own such a nice rod.

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