Help! Rod ring

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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Keston » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:49 am

I picked up a rod a few weeks back area boot fair for £2 that have full set of the Fuji rings . Very much a thing I remembered from my younger days ... the rod feels like a medium carp rod but rung like an avon .
Please forgive the colours being off in the images , the camera in the phone didn't manage the mixed light very well and so the temperature is a bit off ... the rings are very black.
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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Reedling » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:22 pm

From my Marco Gerry Savage Carp rod, it looks like they are the same rings.
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EDIT.. Just noticed another cork and Brown glass rod with these same type rings, written in black ink on butt section.. Brian Julian Carp, 1 1/4 TC, 11'.
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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Olly » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:25 pm

Most glass carp/barbel/tench/pike rods were rung in a similar pattern, no long range 50mm butt rings! Usually 25mm butt and an 8mm tip. So 25 - 20 on the butt and 16 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 8 + tip ring on the top joint. Later went to 30mm butt ring - all rings moved up a size as the rods went up to 3lb t/c and fast tapers were used for distance.

Then along came the C carp rods - and butt rings are now mostly 50mm with tip rings up to 16mm with even better lined rings capable of braid being used without damage to them.

Guide & Blanks still sell them it seems! BNHG rings.

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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Tonytoned » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:09 pm

Keston wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:49 am
I picked up a rod a few weeks back area boot fair for £2 that have full set of the Fuji rings . Very much a thing I remembered from my younger days ... the rod feels like a medium carp rod but rung like an avon .
Please forgive the colours being off in the images , the camera in the phone didn't manage the mixed light very well and so the temperature is a bit off ... the rings are very black.
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Blimey that was cheap Keston. A few of my friends back then used to buy their on blanks and whip Fuji rings on.

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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Tonytoned » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:17 pm

Olly wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:25 pm
Most glass carp/barbel/tench/pike rods were rung in a similar pattern, no long range 50mm butt rings! Usually 25mm butt and an 8mm tip. So 25 - 20 on the butt and 16 - 12 - 10 - 8 - 8 + tip ring on the top joint. Later went to 30mm butt ring - all rings moved up a size as the rods went up to 3lb t/c and fast tapers were used for distance.

Then along came the C carp rods - and butt rings are now mostly 50mm with tip rings up to 16mm with even better lined rings capable of braid being used without damage to them.

Guide & Blanks still sell them it seems! BNHG rings.
How things have changed nowadays since then. Tony Fordham standard and stepped up were the carp rods we used (red translucent glass). I think.

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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Tonytoned » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:23 pm

Reedling wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:22 pm
From my Marco Gerry Savage Carp rod, it looks like they are the same rings.
Image

Image

EDIT.. Just noticed another cork and Brown glass rod with these same type rings, written in black ink on butt section.. Brian Julian Carp, 1 1/4 TC, 11'.
Wasn't there an abbreviated handled version of Gerry Savage carp rods later in the 80's? There seemed to be alot of brown blanks around then.

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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Reedling » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:01 pm

This one has the shorter cork handle with a length of the glass blank for a hand hold at the bottom, it also has a funny oval plastic butt cap.

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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Olly » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:04 pm

I have various sets of Conoflex & Fibatube glass rods still mostly with the BNHG rings.

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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Reedling » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:08 pm

I have a pair of Conoflex rods put away somewhere I shall have to fish them out, I cannot remember the rings on them.

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Re: Help! Rod ring

Post by Tonytoned » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:36 pm

Hello Gentlemen. TFF has done it again. Craycane has generously sent me a perfect match. I thank you good Sir very much. It has been an absolute joy reading all the posts and partaking in the threads, you are all helpful and very knowledgeable. Bless you all

Many thanks

Tony

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