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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Members gallery of cane rods restored or built by you

Post by Mark » Sat May 03, 2014 11:39 am

Here you can put a finished picture and a short description of any cane rod that you have made or restored.

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Post by Loop Erimder » Sat May 03, 2014 12:24 pm

Dawsons of Bromley "Burley" Bought for £10 (I think), still not christened yet either

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Post by Paul F » Sat May 03, 2014 7:32 pm

My Hardy FWK Wallis Allround restored by mee :Ok:

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Post by Marc » Sat May 03, 2014 7:49 pm

Allcocks 'holdwell'

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Sealey 'rover'

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Post by Santiago » Sat May 03, 2014 7:49 pm

A mystery pike rod called the Whopper Stopper, restored by Santiago!
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Post by Skinboy » Mon May 05, 2014 11:31 am

Bought this from a junk shop,most of the tip section was delaminated and the rings were rusty but the cane looked nice with a dark flamed colour.12ft all split cane,unfortunately no name but has a nice soft action.
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Post by Barney » Thu May 08, 2014 4:32 pm

Dawsons of Bromley 10' Challenger carp rod restored,

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Post by SeanM » Tue May 13, 2014 9:49 pm

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A Milwards Floatcraft with a few extra rings added to make an even better trotting rod.

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An Aspindales Avon deLuxe. I retained the original whippings above the handle

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A Milwards Specialist spinning rod. An absolute basket case when purchased

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An Allcocks Isis

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An Allcocks Wizard
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Post by Wallys-Cast » Wed May 14, 2014 1:25 pm

Hi All, some lovely restorations here lads, very nice indeed.

Barney, I love the look of your Challenger, they are a much underrated rod and a great alternative to the B James S/u MK1V.

Marc, I love the colour of the whipping on your Sealey rod. A nice job mate.

Skinboy, I think your rod is a Westley Richards Sovereign. I restored a couple of these rods while back and they are very nice float rods. I believe they could have been made by Aspindales as one I once owned was almost certainly written in the same hand as the Aspindales rods.
Some photos here of the latest one I restored, you can see the similarities and in particular the dark cane and handle shape near the butt cap.

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Post by Wallys-Cast » Wed May 14, 2014 2:21 pm

An 11ft Roach two piece rod I made from parts of a 15ft three piece whole cane float rod called the Merganser by Cummins of Darlington.
The rod I found was far too heavy to use being made of Tonkin cane rather than Spanish reed as I first suspected it would be, however it turned out to be very useful for parts and I made a nice 5 ft landing net handle from the butt section which is immensely strong.

The new butt section came from the original 5ft middle section and was extended to 5ft-6ins with an alloy tube which was then filled with dense timber to help balance the finished rod, a 28 inch cork handle was fitted which also covers the extension.
The original split cane tip section was removed and a longer one fitted to give me the overall 5ft-6in length required. The new tip came from an Allcocks Lightcaster so it has a good pedigree and should be fine for any roach and even up to chub and tench fishing too.
I haven't fished with it yet but it feels lovely and has a lovely arch to it when under load.

I decided to do all the whipping in black after seeing some of the stunning black whipped reed floats displayed on this forum..

The landing net handle was fitted with a short cork handle but I kept the whipping in the original scarlet and kept the makers name and "Merganser". You can see how long the original cork handle was by the position of the makers writing which was just above the original 32 inch handle.

Thanks for looking.
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