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Edward Barders Non Cane Rods

Post by Michael » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:27 am

I've just visited Edward Barders site and noticed he's in the process of bringing out a range of non cane rods, the C word..

http://www.barder-rod.co.uk/carbon%20fi ... intro.aspx

Whilst acknowledging cane rods are his main concern, times, are they a changing?
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Re: Edward Barders Non Cane Rods

Post by RBTraditional » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:38 am

Horiffic news, he’ll be making bait boats next! :Wink:
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Re: Edward Barders Non Cane Rods

Post by Hovis » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:51 am

I'm pretty sure he's been building these for a little while. Although I'm not sure it's ever been an off the shelf option. I'm assuming he'll buy the blanks in then build? I'd expect the price to reflect this.
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Re: Edward Barders Non Cane Rods

Post by Lea Dweller » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:56 am

I can only imagine that he will buy in the blanks, then make his money on the whippings, fittings, plus the Barder name?
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Re: Edward Barders Non Cane Rods

Post by Olly » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:47 am

British blanks - or Chinese? Made to Barder's own tapers?

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Re: Edward Barders Non Cane Rods

Post by Trevor » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:53 pm

I noticed those recently.
Probably doesn't sit too well with us trad types, but it's a business at the end of the day.
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Re: Edward Barders Non Cane Rods

Post by Snape » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:25 pm

I spoke to him about these a few weeks ago when I visited him.
They are very limited in numbers (he only makes about 25 rods per year in total and most are fly rods) and these non cane rods are due to demand.
He has no intention of moving away from cane.
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Re: Edward Barders Non Cane Rods

Post by Chavender » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:17 pm

Mr barder has the prestige ,people are going too want the best .weather its the best bespoke carB*n rod or best cane rod .
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