FJ Taylor Roach Rod

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FJ Taylor Roach Rod

Post by Pandafodder » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:17 pm

Two years ago I decided I wanted An FJ Taylor Roach Rod:, I couldn't find a second hand one for love nor money so I decided to make a new one, Chapmans made the blank for me and I did the rest, While i was building the rod and doing a little research I found It was Chris Yates favourite Barbel rod...And when I first tried it out I realised Why....I have managed to acquire a used one since then that I am restoring at the moment to make a nice pair.....So if you want a cane rod for Barbel fishing this is the one but It will probably have to be a used one as John Chapman told me that if I wanted another FJ blank making.....Well to simplify it I would have to win the lottery.
Here's a Pick.....
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Re: FJ Taylor Roach Rod

Post by Mark » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:20 pm

A lovely rod Pandafodder, welcome to the forum by the way. :thumb:
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Re: FJ Taylor Roach Rod

Post by Pandafodder » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:27 pm

Cheers...

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Post by Pandafodder » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:48 pm

Will one with a carp do....
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Post by Pandafodder » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:54 pm

Some of the build....Cant find the rest at the min
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Re: FJ Taylor Roach Rod

Post by Pedro » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:15 pm

Pandafodder wrote:Will one with a carp do....
A very impressive rod and what a wonderful photo
Well done indeed

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Re: FJ Taylor Roach Rod

Post by GarryProcter » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:22 pm

Very nice indeed - and welcome to the forum.

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Post by AshbyCut » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:40 pm

Beautiful work ... and a hearty welcome, Sir.
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Re: FJ Taylor Roach Rod

Post by SeanM » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:35 pm

Ah well that's another one for my wish list.... :cry:

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Re: FJ Taylor Roach Rod

Post by Greentura » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:34 pm

very nice Pandafodder, when i was looking for a longer cane rod i was given a FJT to waggle in the back garden of a rod builder friend and knew it was one for me. it took a while to find the first one but now i have a couple myself, one being a Barder restored one and the other two have been rebuilt from very poor examples, only the middle section was used in reality, with hardlon lined lowbells right through to be used as barbel, tench and bream rods. I added a short mid section, uprated the tip sections to Mk4 tips and had short handels made as well. I also have an original handle that was damaged and cut down by a previous owner that i have had refurbished for my Barder rod which makes it easier to use in confined swims. Are you the Pandafodder at Maidstone by the way?

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