Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Just built or restored a cane rod or need some advise then let us know in here.
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Old Man River
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Re: Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Old Man River » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:30 am

One half of a friends B.James MkIV Avon, sat in the rod dryer .. the tip section is still in the rod bag.

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I have not rebuilt a Mk IV for a fair few years, I had forgotten how many intermediate whippings there were .. :doh:

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Post by Pallenpool » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:46 pm

It would be great to post some pictures of the finished article - :Hat:

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Post by Old Man River » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:19 am

Here you go Peter, the whippings are quite transclucent ..

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I managed to straighten the "set" in the tip, hopefully it will perform as well as it did when you trusted me with it for the rebuild.

They are Ipad photos so not the best,

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Post by Pallenpool » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:04 pm

That looks superb David, looking forward to getting it back :Hat:

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Post by CrayCane » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:04 pm

Looks a very nice job. :Hat:
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Post by Crucian » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:07 pm

Very nice indeed :Hat:

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Post by Old Man River » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:22 pm

I posted this rod on another thread, it was a bit battered and bruised when it came into my possesion.. I do not know what make it is, maybe home made ? who knows... the ferrule is half brass and half copper, the copper half is a pipe that has been split and soldered together again I think, but it fits perfectly. The handle was a rather chunky item, that had not been finished, but had been varnished overvrather heavily. The whole to split cane transition on the tip section was again rather chunky, and heavily varnished.It was almost straight, but needed a bit of heat to tweek the tip back in line with the rest of the rod.

Before ..

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A full strip down, the handle was rebuilt with new ( used ) reel fittings , most of the cork was rescued, a few "bits " had to be replaced, the cane /split cane transition was rebuilt, a couple of minor splits in the whole cane were opened, glued, whipped and finished , new ( again rescued ,used ) rings were whipped on, and finally a few coats of Yacht varnish were administered.

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Anyway, now it is finished and on its way to my small collection, to be used sometime soon, the action is not too bad, the rod seems quite well balanced .
I have no proof, as there is no manufacturers transfer, but despite the copper ferrule, amd the poor cane/split cane transition as was ,I think the rod may have been originally made for retail, and had been badly rebuilt at some time.

I would like to thank everybody who posted photos of similar 2 part cane/split cane rods that had been rebuilt, as they were very useful and inspirational showing how a rod could go from "A" to "B" , whilst not up to those other examples, it fills a niche in my collection.


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Post by Pallenpool » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:58 pm

Old Man River wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Very nice indeed David - perhaps you could pop it along in the wagon when you come down next June?

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Post by Old Man River » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:47 pm

Will do Peter... :Hat:

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Post by Richard Jackson » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:04 pm

My recent restoration , bought from eBay for £10 , it screamed “Marco” and it was ready stripped so saved a lot of time , there was no makers mark but I could make out the old whippings , I whipped this in green and will use it for Chub and Barbel fishing , i am certain this is a “Test “
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I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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