Eley Rod???

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Eley Rod???

Post by Kingfisher15 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:51 pm

Hello Folks
Anyone know about the 'Eley' rods.
This is a lovely 10'6" 2 piece cane fly rod, with spare top.. Marked 'Eley'. Dated 4.5.84. #8-9. It has a name R Self on it which I presume may have been a personalised client.
A friend says it may be from a bespoke English builder called David Eley, but I simply don't know. Not often stumped, but I am on this one.
Does anyone have any wisdom? it certainly looks a beautiful quality rod, with fabulous attention to detail?


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Re: Eley Rod???

Post by CWK » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:08 am

Sorry cannot provide any information on the maker , but , it looks a lovely piece of cane ..

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Re: Eley Rod???

Post by Black Prince » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:26 am

It is a beautiful rod Roy self I have in the back of my mind but don’t really know :surrender: mike

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Re: Eley Rod???

Post by Ljm183 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:40 am

Kingfisher15 Have you googled Eley fly rod ?

Iv found

" David Eley who made Garrison copies in his Hampshire workshop."

There,s also a listing from Ebay with a sale price of £430 with the same writing on as yours

So i would say a yes a David Eley rod.

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