The perfect light float rod?

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Shropshire Lad
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Re: The perfect light float rod?

Post by Shropshire Lad » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:40 pm

The Aspinales Windale rod is my favourite, just feels right in the hand nicely balanced with a pin and not too tip heavy, or for a shorter rod the chapmans 500 for all the aforementioned qualities.

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Re: The perfect light float rod?

Post by Crucian » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:56 pm

Shropshire Lad wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:40 pm
The Aspinales Windale rod is my favourite, just feels right in the hand nicely balanced with a pin and not too tip heavy, or for a shorter rod the chapmans 500 for all the aforementioned qualities.
I would agree on the Windale and for a general purpose rod the 500 is hard to beat.

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Re: The perfect light float rod?

Post by LuckyLuca » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:57 pm

Crucian wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:53 am
Some interesting choices...

The greenheart tipped rods are particularly interesting. Older salmon rods often go unsold and would be a source of good quality timber. I would think it possible to reduce the diameter and keep an accurate taper by planing it down in a steel planing form. I like the idea of matching rods to reels of around the same age. I suspect that a lot of so called greenheart tip joints could be made from lancewood and as the name implies, should be both light and strong A project I have in mind would have a wooden handle, sheet cork covered, whole cane butt and middle joints, with a nice fine greenheart top joint. watch this space...

I'm not surprised to see Aspindale's rods mentioned, as they certainly knew how to make superb light float rods. Perhaps hollow building is the way to go?
If you do go for greenheart/lancewood I have some spare rip sections which may help
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Re: The perfect light float rod?

Post by Crucian » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:44 pm

Luckyluca, pm sent.

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Re: The perfect light float rod?

Post by Paul D » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:47 pm

I also have a small stock of greenheart tips, your more than welcome to them ( off cuts make great float stems) :Hat:
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