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Hi, New newbie

Post by Craig80 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:34 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm Craig and very excited to be apart of this forum. I'm new to the use of cane rods and haven't actually wet a line with one as yet. I have been a carbon user for my entire fishing life. I have always wanted a cane rod but could never afford some of the well known brands in a good usable condition, didn't know anything about repairing or refurbishing a rod so couldn't justify taking a chance on a fixer upper, or the costs and materials that would also be involved.
Unfortunately my father-in-law passed away almost a year ago after a long illness and just a couple of weeks ago my mother-in-law popped round and gave me his rods, a collapsible trout net and a couple old sweet tins of tackle, lures, spinners and a reel.
It was while I was trying to do a little research on the rods I happened to come across this forum and have spent some time reading through some fascinating threads. Though i still haven't managed to find the info on one particular rod. It's a Hardy's LRH No.1 which I believe to be a salmon spinning rod and it looks to be in pristine condition. I was told by my wife that her dad hadn't fished for around 40yrs so it's possible this rod may never have been used.
What i would like to know from you kind folk is what kind of coarse fishing this rod would be suitable for? Do I need to re-post in the traditional rods threads for info? I will post some pics when I figure out how to.

I look forward to hearing from you


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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by Julian » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:51 pm

Welcome aboard Craig :Hat:
I'm sure some of the more knowledgeable members will answer your questions soon.
In the meantime there is some information on Hardy rods you can browse in posts in the traditional rods section of this forum.
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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by Bobthefloat » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:13 pm

Welcome Craig the rod is very popular with carp fishermen and ment to be a bit stiffer than a walker mark 4 I've actually Just brought one myself I'm a fan of the lrh rods
If you scroll through the hardy rod section you'll find some more info
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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by Harry H » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Welcome to the forum :Hat:
There are few members who have that particular rod, quite a strong rod if I remember correctly suitable for stalking carp also a bit of pike fishing.
Probably worth putting the rod together and give it a waggle to make sure the cane hasn't dried out and made the ferrules loose. This normally presents as a knocking feel through the rod and you can also here it. This can sometimes happen if a rod is stored for a long time. Having said all that I have a 1930s Hardy pike rod in the same circumstances and its fine.
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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by Keston » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:48 pm

Welcome to the forum .... Nice rod to have :Thumb:

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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by NiceRoach » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:51 pm

You've come to the right place :eyebrow:

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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by Mark » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:15 pm

Welcome to the forum Craig.
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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by Craig80 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:15 pm

Hi all, thanks for the warm welcome.
And thank you Harry H for the pointers, I'll give the rod a look over tomorrow. I'm looking forward to using this rod - hopefully this weekend - I don't want to take it out and hook into a large carp and have it damadged on it's first outing. I'm hoping it won't be too heavy a rod to use on the river for barbel and chub.


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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:04 am

A hearty welcome to the Forum, Sir.

Not a rod I have personal experience of, but I understand it's the 'lightest' action of the 3 Hardy LRH rods (the LRH No. 2 and LRH No. 3 being the others) ... so would be fine for chub, but may struggle with barbel ... especially the modern day beasts one reads of !
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Re: Hi, New newbie

Post by Duebel » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:32 am

Welcome to the TFF, Craig?

Posting a picture of your rod is quite easy. Just select "Full Editor & Preview" and than the black square with the green dot.
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