With a little help from my friends

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With a little help from my friends

Post by Paul D » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:49 pm

Been a long term project this one for various reasons including a move and wouldn't have been possible without the generosity and in one case skill of several members.
I was originally gifted this rod by Terry ( Bob the float ) and whilst a lovely gift it did need and deserve some attention.
For a start it had been re-rung at some point with some frankly hideous black fuji's, secondly it had lost at least 4 inches from the tip.
I originally planed to rebuild it as it was but a very generous offer of a new build tip changed all that.
To make it a little more comfortable to hold I decided to strip off the original tatty cork and lengthen the handle ( it's 12'2" ) so off with the old and on with the new, I managed to extend the cork up the handle by 60mm keeping the original script and down the butt by 30mm, doesn't sound much but it has improved the feel of the thing no end.
Sorry for the essay chaps but I thought it needed it's story telling.
With thanks once again to the following:
Terry- The rod
Shedmonkey- new tip ( think he built 3 before he was happy )
SK- intermediate rings
Keston- Butt ring
Muscavado- tip ring
Rod- silk
Paul F- ferrule set ( royal mail managed to destroy the originals on there way to shed and Paul went out of his way to visit Steve and match up a new set ).
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Re: With a little help from my friends

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:14 pm

A lovely job done on a great rod, well done Paul. It will certainly be all the better for the longer handle.

Well done to all of you, a true joint effort and a fine testimony to the generosity of the TFF members involved. :Hat:


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Post by LuckyLuca » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:28 pm

A real testament to the TFF and what we can achieve together!
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Re: With a little help from my friends

Post by Duebel » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:42 pm

You've done a great job transforming a cane rod into a tripod! :Chuckle:

Well done, Paul and all the others who have helped!
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Post by Lea Dweller » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:00 pm

Well done chaps, it is a good job you did not need help from me! :Hat:

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Re: With a little help from my friends

Post by BobTheFloat » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:03 am

I found the rod at a bootfair and as you say Paul it was in a sorry state. you've given that rod a new lease of life which it deserves and made a fantastic job of it!
And it's even more special with all the help from fellow members that have gone into it!
Well done everyone :cheers: :Hat:
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Re: With a little help from my friends

Post by RBTraditional » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:44 am

Fantastic job there mate, very well done indeed. Great testament to The generosity of other TFF friends....๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Post by Wallyboy Rob » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:16 am

Lovely job Paul, great to see the generosity of others aswell
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Re: With a little help from my friends

Post by Dave Burr » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:31 am

A special rod indeed Paul, cherish it.

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Re: With a little help from my friends

Post by SeanM » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:06 pm

Nice work by Paul and the TFF team :cheers: :Thumb:
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