Roach pole (Finished!)

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Harry H
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Roach pole (Finished!)

Post by Harry H » Mon May 21, 2018 9:07 pm

I've had this pole for a while it has no makers marks but does seem to have some quality about it.
The eye was shipped with copper then over whipped with silk, it also has two cleats on 2nd from top section.
The splices seem very well done and the cane good quality also, still all cleaned up and ready to start the task of rewhippping (seemed like a good idea at the time) think this might take a while.
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Re: Roach pole

Post by LuckyLuca » Mon May 21, 2018 10:24 pm

That's going to be a labour of love Harry!
As you say it does have a look of quality about it.
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Re: Roach pole

Post by Tench Dreamer » Mon May 21, 2018 10:50 pm

Sounds and looks fascinating . Wonder it's history ? What's the length? And how heavy ?

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Re: Roach pole

Post by Harry H » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:50 am

288 wraps later and a bout of tennis elbow ( GP asked if Id been doing anything repetitive :laugh: ) it's all finished
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Approx 19ft and weighs 2lb 9oz
I think I'd rather hold a Roach that weight than the pole but I'll give it a go.
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Re: Roach pole (Finished!)

Post by LuckyLuca » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:49 am

Beautiful job you've done there Harry.
A mammoth task but it look well worth it now it's done!
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Re: Roach pole (Finished!)

Post by AllRounder » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:51 am

That’s just wonderful Harry. Many congratulations :Hat:

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Re: Roach pole (Finished!)

Post by Reedling » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:57 am

What a lovely looking item these old poles whipped along their whole length always look so inviting to use. You have made a smashing job of that. :Hat:

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Re: Roach pole (Finished!)

Post by Vole » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:40 pm

That's beautiful. I've been waiting to get round to sorting out a Peek's pole for a couple of decades now - it is a bit daunting, isn't it? Well done!
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Re: Roach pole (Finished!)

Post by Richard Jackson » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:42 pm

Stunning Harry , excellant job
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Re: Roach pole (Finished!)

Post by Ljm183 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:13 pm

Looks very much like a Sowerbutts going by the whipping design (Thick and Thin).

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