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Sealey Vanguard question

Post by Damflask » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:52 am

I really like this rod.
Is the tip ring supposed to look like this or has the liner fallen out?ImageImageImage
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Re: Sealed Vanguard question

Post by Duebel » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:20 am

I don't think the liner has fallen out, as the ring is much too bulky. I have no idea though, wether it's the original ring.
The Angler's Scout looks good on the rod!
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Re: Sealed Vanguard question

Post by Damflask » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:55 am

I know!
It looks great doesn't it?
I think that tip ring looks like it's meant to be like that.

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Re: Sealey Vanguard question

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:01 pm

Simon, it looks like a Diamite tip ring, the stainless steel center is very hard wearing so less likely to encounter line wear. Some Sharpes spinning rods have them throughout.

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Re: Sealey Vanguard question

Post by GarryProcter » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:56 pm

I have a Sealey Vanguard (thanks to a good friend who helped with the purchase), and the tip ring is the same as all the others - lined. I think yours has been replaced. I'm pretty sure my rod was in original condition. It's not now, as I replaced the handle last week - it's due to be used on some pike fishing expeditions this winter.

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Just found a (poor) photo of the tip ring of my rod:
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Re: Sealey Vanguard question

Post by Damflask » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:01 pm

Thanks, that's really good to know.
If the tip ring is a replacement, someone has done a cracking job on matching the original whippings.
Just need a blue/yellow float now :)

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Re: Sealey Vanguard question

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:17 pm

Damflask, Sir ... The 'Vanguard' isn't an Edgar Sealey rod ... it's from the Precision Rods stable, and it's full title is "R. Sealey's Vanguard."

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This is the tip guide on my example ...

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I've never seen a Precision/Bernard Sealey rod with that whipping colour combination or pattern, so I suspect yours has been totally re-whipped at some point in it's history, with a later tip guide. I believe it would originally have been whipped in the jasper twist usual for this marque.

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Re: Sealey Vanguard question

Post by GarryProcter » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:25 pm

Indeed - that's just like mine, AC. Even down to the peeling yellowed varnish! As I'll be finally getting around to using mine this winter I have sealed the odd whipping with some varnish. If I like using it I'll do a full refurbishment next year.

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Re: Sealey Vanguard question

Post by Damflask » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:49 pm

Aha!
Thanks very much for this information.
Much appreciated.

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