A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

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Jeremy Croxall
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A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:24 pm

Just completed and gifted to my son Jack, my latest project: "The Ranger"
I had an odd split cane tip section and mid section and after an appeal on the forum "Old Angler" (thanks Rod)gifted a suitable split cane butt section to graft into a handle. Rod was very helpful and we had many discussions as to how to marry together an old cork handle and the split cane section. In fact the handle itself was made up with components from four old rods, In total, eight old rods were stripped, hacked and otherwise abused in order to provide parts for this one!
The Ranger is quite a powerful rod, measuring 10ft in length and has similar characteristics to my Chapman 550. It will prove a good rod for chub and barbell on our local Derwent.
Hope you like the pics:
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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by BendSomeCane » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:51 pm

Very nice Jeremy, I see it will take a swingtip

What your thoughts on using it . ?

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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by Duebel » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:20 pm

The rod looks fantastic, Jeremy, and the pictures are superb! Very well done!
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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by Beresford » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:45 pm

Looks great and I'm sure Jack will treasure it. My father restored a cane fly rod for me, I still have it 42 years later.
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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:57 pm

BendSomeCane wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Very nice Jeremy, I see it will take a swingtip

What your thoughts on using it . ?

Bendsomecane
I hope it will prove reasonably versatile Andy, the rings are stand off but not too high so heavy float fishing, ledger and free lining a rolling bait and as you spotted swing tipping! Jack will fish the Trent near Bleasby as well as the Derwent.....

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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by Wagtail » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:22 pm

Nice one Jeremy :Hat:
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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by Shed_Monkey » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:36 am

That looks like a cracking job Jeremy and Jack will be able to put it to good use!

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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by John M » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:27 pm

a corker Jeremy your boy is very lucky.
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so no man is born an angler.

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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:37 am

BendSomeCane wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:51 pm
Very nice Jeremy, I see it will take a swingtip

What your thoughts on using it . ?

Bendsomecane
Sorry Andy, just re read your comments and I think you were asking about swing tipping specifically rather than the rod in general. I have never tried swing tipping but have a couple of rods with a threaded end ring and would like to give it a go, I'll need to get a swing tip, how does it affect casting I wonder?

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Re: A "bitsa" rod called "The Ranger"

Post by Paul D » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:00 am

A fine looking rod Jeremy, lets hope Jack gets a good bend in it very soon. :Hat:
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