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now this is differant

Post by Bjp » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:37 pm

So Gents can anyone throw some light on why there are two butt rings


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Post by AshbyCut » Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:57 pm

Possibly to add another loop in the line for Loop Casting with a centrepin for greater distance ?

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Post by AshbyCut » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:12 pm

Possibly to create a small loop for a bite indicator to hang from, as it's a leger rod ?
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Post by Richard C » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:12 pm

Maybe as its a punt ledger rod the owner crudely placed an extra eye to wedge on the side of the punt to act as a makeshift rest. :Confused:
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Post by Nobby » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:47 pm

Since the rod title is so specific, my guess is that you can lay the rod down in the boat and pull a loop of line away up to your finger, thus feeling any bite. Punts are pretty low, you can't really sit bolt upright with a rod across your legs in one for fear of becoming unstable and top heavy in the water.


An agressive strike might lead to an unplanned swimming lesson, too......

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