Marco Medway restoration.

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Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Chalky » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:39 pm

Just finished restoring my £5 car boot find, its a Marco elasticane "The Medway". I have put all new guides on it and whipped them in green as near to the original as possible, and after my plea for help with reel fittings on this site Wal kindly supplied me with a set in keeping with this rod (thanks again Wal) I am giving it its first outing in the next week or so on the River Mole after Chub and maybe a Barbel you never know.Image Image Image Image Image Image

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Marc » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:42 pm

Lovely work.
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Mark » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:54 pm

Very nice indeed.
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Paul D » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:00 pm

Made a nice job of that Sir :Hat:
Where on the Mole do you fish if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:55 pm

Jacko wrote:Just finished restoring my £5 car boot find, its a Marco elasticane "The Medway". I have put all new guides on it and whipped them in green as near to the original as possible, and after my plea for help with reel fittings on this site Wal kindly supplied me with a set in keeping with this rod (thanks again Wal) I am giving it its first outing in the next week or so on the River Mole after Chub and maybe a Barbel you never know.Image Image Image Image Image Image

Glad I could help Jack. The Medway is a great rod and that is a lovely restoration job you've done on it too. :Thumb:

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by The Old Buffer » Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:47 pm

I do like Marco rods and find them well worth the time and effort involved in their renovation. I am sure that it will give you good service.
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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Chalky » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:32 pm

Thank you for your lovely comments its made me more determined to restore my old Efgeeco Lyte, I bought this years ago through someone that worked for Efgeeco at Clapham South (top of Balham Hill) in the 1960,s and its is in a bit of a sad state.

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Crucian » Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:05 pm

What a transformation, well done :Hat:

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by Richard Jackson » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:09 pm

May i ask where you got your eyes from please
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: Marco Medway restoration.

Post by SeanM » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:02 pm

Those look like Hopkins and Holloway eyes. They do lined butt rings and a threaded tip ring.
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