'Holdwell' Rod Rest

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Wagtail
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'Holdwell' Rod Rest

Post by Wagtail » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:10 pm

Amongst a bundle of rod bits bought from a recycling centre was the butt of an Allcocks Holdwell with nice oval gold label. On getting it home and 'having a play' the handle split in two with a large puther of dust... the dreaded worm had been munching away at the wood underneath the cork! Still, the cane was ok, so what to do? The brass reel seats were perfect for another rod on the restoration list, and I've made a rod rest from the cane, some brass rod and some kind of drill head that I got from a boot sale with the intention of using as the spike on a bank stick. Not the best pictures but you'll get the idea...

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Re: 'Holdwell' Rod Rest

Post by Harry H » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:20 pm

Very nice :Hat:
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Re: 'Holdwell' Rod Rest

Post by LuckyLuca » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:51 pm

Terrific upcycling Alex 👍
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Re: 'Holdwell' Rod Rest

Post by Lea Dweller » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:07 pm

Well done, a clever use of several salvaged items!
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Re: 'Holdwell' Rod Rest

Post by Richard Jackson » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:09 pm

Love that , excellant recycling
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: 'Holdwell' Rod Rest

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:50 am

That's really very clever! Nicely done sir and there can't be a better label for a rod rest!

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Re: 'Holdwell' Rod Rest

Post by Wagtail » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:04 pm

Jeremy Croxall wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:50 am
That's really very clever! Nicely done sir and there can't be a better label for a rod rest!
I hadn't though about the name but you're right, it is very appropriate :Hat:
'The Chub is a very controversial fish. He has a strong army of supporters, but he has an almost equally strong army of detractors. The trouble is that the detractors do not know what they are talking about'. L. Vernon-Bates

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