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Re: Allcocks Coarse Rods

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Excellent, thanks for posting.

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Yes, a nice piece of work!
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Interesting that the cane version of the Holdwell is only listed as 11' rather than 11 and 12. It may be short lived in the early or late 50s. Always interesting to know the history and origins of our tackle.
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Rod Fisher wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 8:13 am
MGs wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:16 am Interesting that the cane version of the Holdwell is only listed as 11' rather than 11 and 12. It may be short lived in the early or late 50s. Always interesting to know the history and origins of our tackle.
Generally I took the description from the first guide it was in and if the range of lengths increased or decreased in subsequent guides it went either unnoticed or unmentioned. Maybe instead of using a Y for yes I should have instead denoted the lengths of rod available that year, however, I did not.

The Holdwell:
1953 - 11'
1955 - 11' & 12'
1956 - 11' & 12'
1962 - 10½' & 12' (fibreglass top section, same catalogue code)
Looks like the 12' length was introduced pretty quickly.
Great, thanks, nice to know.
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