"R. Sealey's Autofly"

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"R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:39 pm

Making number 62 in the 'national archive' of this company ...

I've just won (on a certain auction website) on a maiden bid ... a Precision rod's "R. Sealey's Autofly" ... a 2 piece, 7ft., all split cane rod, bearing a retailers transfer for "Fenwick's of Wolverhampton."

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Re: "R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:55 pm

Now that looks like a nice little rod!

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Post by AshbyCut » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:14 pm

A few more pics ...

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Re: "R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:51 pm

Did Sealeys use that black and white jaspe thread on all their rods? I bought a reel of it from Redditch in readiness for the repair to my Tudor light weight if I ever find a new tip section!

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Re: "R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:59 pm

Jeremy Croxall wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:51 pm
Did Sealeys use that black and white jaspe thread on all their rods? I bought a reel of it from Redditch in readiness for the repair to my Tudor light weight if I ever find a new tip section!
What looks like yellow/black on the rods is actually white/black ... as you can see from the chip in the varnish in the photo of the tip guide. The 'yellow' is, in fact, the effect of ageing varnish.

I haven't been able to find a true white/black, so have a supply of about 1500 meters of Gudebrod, which looks a bit 'silver' rather than 'white' to my untutored eyes ... but we go with what we've got ! :Wink:

ps ... the 'jasper' threads were mostly used on the 'match' type reed/cane rods ... with a simple red used on 'most' of the split cane rods.
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Re: "R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:53 am

A handy little rod by the looks of it Mal and another nice addition to the collection but Autofly seems a strange name for what appears to be a spinning rod. Any thoughts on the name.

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Re: "R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:47 am

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:53 am
A handy little rod by the looks of it Mal and another nice addition to the collection but Autofly seems a strange name for what appears to be a spinning rod. Any thoughts on the name.
Not until I have it in my hands Wal, Sir.
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Re: "R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by Scott » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:54 pm

AshbyCut wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:47 am
Wallys-Cast wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:53 am
A handy little rod by the looks of it Mal and another nice addition to the collection but Autofly seems a strange name for what appears to be a spinning rod. Any thoughts on the name.
Not until I have it in my hands Wal, Sir.
That's what I was going to ask, seems a strange name for a spinning rod. It actually looks very similar to my 7' Milwards number even down to the jasper thread... Thanks for showing us sir... :Hat:

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Re: "R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:33 am

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:53 am
A handy little rod by the looks of it Mal and another nice addition to the collection but Autofly seems a strange name for what appears to be a spinning rod. Any thoughts on the name. Wal.
The mists of confusion clear as we stroll into the bright, clear uplands of knowledge !

In other words, the rod arrived this morning and it was simply a case of a bad listing error ... and it's even more special than I thought.

It's a delightful little light spinning rod, and the varnish on the area where the name is written has broken down a little ... but the name is clear ... it isn't "R. Sealey's Autofly," ... it's "R. Sealey's Autoflex" !!! The seller wasn't careful enough.

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So why, I hear you ask, is this even more special ???

Well ... in March last year Nobby posted about a reel he'd seen at a Mullock's auction ... an "R. Sealey Autoflex Casting Reel."

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I managed to track it down, and it became mine a few days later.

Just after acquiring it, I posted in the original thread ... "In future, this 'R. Sealey Autoflex Casting Reel' will, in future, only be used when mounted on R. Sealey rods !!! :Wink:"

I was wrong. The pair are now reunited ... and the "Autoflex" reel will only ever be used on the "Autoflex" rod.

I couldn't be happier at this very moment !!!!! HURRAH !!!
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Re: "R. Sealey's Autofly"

Post by LuckyLuca » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:36 pm

Hurrah! Indeed Mal, lovely that they will be paired together.
I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

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