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Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:29 pm
by Crucian
The Milwards Craftversa is a rod I have always wanted to own, but when the odd one came up for sale, the price was always more than I could afford.
I then decided that the only way was to build one from scratch, not realising how difficult it was going to be to obtain the tapers.
I almost gave up, especially after being advised that the rod, having a reverse tapered butt, couldn't be built on a normal steel planing form...
Thanks to the kindness of fellow forum member 'Jardine' who allowed me to measure his rod, I have recently finished my replica.
Looking forward to a chub or two in the new year.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:33 pm
by Mark
That looks lovely Crucian, good luck on its maiden voyage and the chub.

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:40 pm
by Paul D
A thing of beauty Paul, truly lovely, heres wishing you many a chub with it, merry Christmas my friend :Hat:

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:49 pm
by Hovis
Wonderful, just wonderful.

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:03 pm
by Black Prince
Wow a truly lovely rod a very skilled man you could put that one next to a few of the big named makers you would be hard pressed to tell very nice you should be proud of yourself :Ok: mike

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:08 pm
by Jeremy Croxall
Sublime, gorgeous, want it!

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:22 pm
by Lea Dweller
It looks to be a very fine rod, well done!

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:34 pm
by Keston
That looks fabulous ... very well done .

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:58 pm
by Bumble
just wonderful

Re: Craftversa, a dream realised...

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:04 pm
by Bobby Marlene
Fantastic! Congratulations to your dream fulfilled. Bobby