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PJCully
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Post by PJCully » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:56 pm

Evening all. I’m Paul from Thirsk. A newbie really at 47, been fishing only the last ten years for carp, barbel. Last couple of years been going a little more B.B. and Chris Yates.
Would really love some information about a couple of cane rods I’ve bought recently,
Wondered the age of this Alcock light caster I got for an incredible £7, it has the gold label on it and screw fitting, won’t let me post pic, and a beautiful fly rod that arrived today, £10 steal of eBay, cannot wait to have a try for some trout. ‘A Lee Rod’ it says black demon on the label and came in a allcocks bag, appreciate if anyone could give me anymore history to these?

On the look for a cane barbel/carp and I’m complete 😀

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Re: Newbie

Post by Duebel » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:56 pm

:Hahaha: Welcome to the TFF, PJCully!

I can't help you with the rods, but posting a pictures is pretty easy.

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Re: Newbie

Post by Richard Jackson » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:27 pm

Good evening Paul , welcome to the forum , I am afraid a I cannot help with your rods but I am sure one of the other more knowledgeable members will be along shortly
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Re: Newbie

Post by Mark » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:59 pm

Welcome to the forum Paul, have a look at this link for posting pictures.

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Re: Newbie

Post by PJCully » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:36 am

Thanks for warm welcome guys and the advice, so am curious about this lightcaster, I wondered if it is a newer model?
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And also this lovely A Lee Rod (can’t wait to try it out)
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Any information about the fly including what might be a nice reel and how do I find out the WF??? (I know, annoying newbies with their constant questions...)
Thank you all v much.
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Re: Newbie

Post by Beresford » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:06 am

Welcome Paul. Finding out the AFTM of a cane fly rod is a process of trial and error and it depends how much line you typically want to cast. If your new to fly fishing and don't have any lines then I'd get a couple of cheap ones to see how the weights feel. I'd try a #5DT F first and see what that feels like and if it loads the rod. Start with a short line though. You'll sense if you are overloading the rod or if you feel you are having to cast a long line to load it sufficiently. If you have to cast a long line but don't want or need to where you'll be fishing you can go up a weight. Once you know what suits you, the rod and the fishing situation then buy an appropriate line of good quality.

If you already have lines then it's a case of trial and error. Lots of older cane fly rods like yours tend to be rated 5/6.
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Re: Newbie

Post by Tom » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:43 am

WELCOME!

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Re: Newbie

Post by Keston » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:06 am

Welcome to the forum .

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Re: Newbie

Post by Wallys-Cast » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:09 am

Hi Paul. Welcome to the forum.

You did very well to find the rods at those prices.

The Light Caster is a very popular rod and has been around for a long time. I have it here in a 1938 catalogue and still available in a 1959 catalogue. It was also sold under many different makers logos so probably supplied by Allcocks as a trade rod.

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The Black Demon is in my 1967 and 1969 Allcocks catalogues but I cant find any earlier mention of it. This is about the time Allcocks, Youngs and Lee of Redditch were bought out by Shakespeare and traded under the Top Tackle banner.

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From the same catalogue is this line rating and reel size guide for Allcocks fly rods.

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I hope this helps your search and good luck when you decide to give them an outing.

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Re: Newbie

Post by Julian » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:06 pm

Welcome aboard. :Hat:
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