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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Richard Jackson » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:16 pm

Did marco make a 'the trent' ?
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Mr B » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:41 pm

I am in the process of restoring my dads old Marco rod. It looks like it is called Aron?
Its a three peace rod but the top section has gone missing. I have a few top sections in split cane but they dint really match.
Any ideas ?
I know there not the best of rods, but it was the first rod I remember my dad owning and it went with him from Cornwall to Cape wrath. Had some lovely fish on it. Must be around 50 years old.

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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:48 pm

Mr B wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:41 pm
I am in the process of restoring my dads old Marco rod. It looks like it is called Aron?
Its a three peace rod but the top section has gone missing. I have a few top sections in split cane but they dint really match.
Any ideas ?
I know there not the best of rods, but it was the first rod I remember my dad owning and it went with him from Cornwall to Cape wrath. Had some lovely fish on it. Must be around 50 years old.

Mr B
It's named after the River Arun, Sir ... a river of West Sussex ... this (even if it is Wiki) may give you a start to investigating it's history ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Arun
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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Mr B » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:02 pm

Yes, I guest it was named after the river, I have fished it a few times... Sorry,not good at spelling.. Aron!!!
I will have a look at the link you sent me, should be interesting.
Great when a rod is names after a river... I have another called The Thames made by J Peek, thats a nice rod.

Thank you.

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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Mr B » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:11 pm

Ahh, interesting.... Tidel, fast flowing... The rod has got quite a stiff action.
I never caught anything the couple of times I fished it years ago, but my mate had a nice Bass!
I should get the rod sorted out and try again...have to resurch it...

Saposed to have some big Barbel too. Thats better. Not interested in catching Bass apart from the sea.

Thanks again

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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Keston » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:31 pm

Ljm183 wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:12 pm
Marco Thames De Luxe @ 12ft
Butt section round cane.
Mid section stepped down round cane.
Tip section split cane.
23in Handle.

Work in progress ...............

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Hi LJM
Can I ask how much was if anything was changed during the rufurb ? I havd just bought a Marco Thames De Luxe but it appears much older than this one. It has brass fittings and the spliced in middle section look like it may be greenheart or similar.
Doing a search throws up very little.
John

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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Ljm183 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:52 pm

Hello John.

All that was changed was the intermediate rings and the whipping, everything else was kept as original.

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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Keston » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:57 pm

Ljm183 wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:52 pm
Hello John.

All that was changed was the intermediate rings and the whipping, everything else was kept as original.

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Thanks Lee
Looks very smart .
Has me wondering how old mine might bee given the brass fittings and greenheart splice .
John

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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Foss Fisher » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:42 pm

Another MARCO model to add to the list is the " Lyca " 7ft 6 inch 2 piece split cane spinning rod

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Re: The Modern Arms Company Ltd - Marco rods

Post by Rutland Rod » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:20 pm

Mr B wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:41 pm
I am in the process of restoring my dads old Marco rod. It looks like it is called Aron?
Its a three peace rod but the top section has gone missing. I have a few top sections in split cane but they dint really match.
Any ideas ?
I know there not the best of rods, but it was the first rod I remember my dad owning and it went with him from Cornwall to Cape wrath. Had some lovely fish on it. Must be around 50 years old.

Mr B
My late dad's 'Marco Medway' needed a new tip, John Chapman made me a new one using the old furrel, although Chapmans have now closed I believe John Chapman still does some work so could be worth contacting him.
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