Marco - Arun Pictures included.

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Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by Haydn Clarke » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:18 pm

Jut some pictures of my Modern Arms (Marco) Arun. It's a big robust 12ft 3 piece probably best suited for tench and barbel.

I've not done much to this rod having bought it as restored. It did, however, have a rather poor finish to the varnish so I simply rubbed it back a bit and gave it a couple coats over what was already there. It has improved it somewhat but it's still not as good as starting over from the bare cane up.


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I'm not sure if the whippings have been done as original but there are no signs that it is otherwise.

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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by JimmyBobkin » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:20 pm

Looks beautiful

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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by Mark » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:20 pm

Very nice Haydn, even the butt stop is in a matching colour.
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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:17 pm

My Arun arrived via courier this morning. A bonus was that not only did it come with a stiff canvas three section rod bag but also a zip top, camouflaged rod tube which will come in very useful for all my collection.

I'd been on the lookout for a 12ft. all split cane rod for a while as the two other 12 footers in my cave are the Precision "R. Sealey Precise" and the Hillward's "Avon," both reed/split cane tip action rods.

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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by Julian » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:38 pm

Yet another fine rod Haydn :Thumb:
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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by Haydn Clarke » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:18 pm

Ashby, that's interesting. Yours has 2064 where mine has 1959, which I'd always assumed to be the date. Unless yours arrived by quantum leap then that is obviously a serial number, rather than a date.

Nice looking rod, I'm sure you'll be more than happy with it. I know these things are variable but would you describe it as I have mine... ie, as perhaps a heavy float rod?
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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:21 pm

Haydn Clarke wrote:would you describe it as I have mine... ie, as perhaps a heavy float rod?
I'll be fascinated to compare it to the 'Test' and report back, Sir.
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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by Nobby » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:26 am

Yes, most Marcos have hand-written serial number on the butt section.

As far as I know nobody has been able to put a date to any of them.

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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by GazTheAngler » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:43 pm

Nice Rod's Hayden and AC.

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Re: Marco - Arun Pictures included.

Post by Reedling » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:37 pm

I have just had a look through this thread as I found a Arun at the bootfair this morning but notice the rods here are 12 foot. I have just measured mine and it is 10 foot 6 inches, so they must have made an Arun in different sizes, or maybe mine is a later or earlier example..I really do not know. mine has a serial number by the cork..4360. The ferrules have '10' stamped into the female sections also.

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