Wizard ???

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JockScott
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Wizard ???

Post by JockScott » Wed May 02, 2018 9:24 am

I had this green Rod recently bought for me by my brother and I do not know if I believe the indian ink writing where a label was at one time.
So I am asking for help in identification. I have placed one of my Wizards alongside for comparison. I also have a Super wizard but this rod has different coloured agate rings.
Obviously restored, and to be kind not to the highest standard.
The tip has about 2 inches missing but seems to work okay (a couple of small carp yesterday)
Differences
The handle is 2 inches longer with bronzed reel fittings and a permanent wood bung.
The rod weighs 12.1 oz..
An appraisal of what it actually is and its era please ????Image
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Paul F
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Re: Wizard ???

Post by Paul F » Wed May 02, 2018 8:28 pm

It does look like it with the sheet cork handle, and the ferrules look Allcock like, the only other way to be a little more certain is to check the taper, although this will not prove it 100% as tapers were copied by makers.

I have a friend who thought he had a Allcock Wallis Wizard, but the label was missing, when he stripped it back to the bare cane there was a shadow on the bare cane showing the thin wrapped round label and clearly the words Wallis Wizard, I was amazed when he showed me, it proved 100% it was an original Wallis Wizard :Wink:

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Black Prince
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Re: Wizard ???

Post by Black Prince » Thu May 03, 2018 2:48 pm

Looks like it to me :Thumb: mike

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