A refurbished Dorset

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Jeremy Croxall
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A refurbished Dorset

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:47 pm

My xmas holiday project was an FT Williams Dorset rod bought from the last Redditch fair.
I debated if I needed another but they are such good rods and encouraged by my companion on the day, Mr Bob Brookes, I handed over the cash and I became its new custodian.
We sat in the coffee bar with Wal and discussed its renovation. On the way home I thought that as my other Dorset had high bells rings, I would put bridge rings on this one so I had dedicated float and ledger rods for barbel, chub, and tench fishing.
I also decided that I wouldn't follow the FTW style of whipping as its not to my taste and I would dispense with the green alloy reel bands butt cap and winding check.
I also decided to replace the handle as some of the corks where the reel sits were looking a little dubious. I replaced the plain butt cap with a threaded one which will accept one of Wal's handle extensions.
So here it is, a Dorset with a difference!
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Re: A refurbished Dorset

Post by Bob Brookes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:00 pm

:Hat: I love it Jeremy and look forward to seeing it in action in the summer. You are getting quite good at this renovation lark! :cheers: :Thumb:
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Re: A refurbished Dorset

Post by Old Man River » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:54 pm

Very nice Jeremy, I do think that Burgundy whipping on pale cane looks very classy indeed .

I have a MkIV that will be having a rebuild when I can get around to it, using the same colour scheme.

Hurrumph....... whatever happened to Handlines ?

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Re: A refurbished Dorset

Post by CrayCane » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:23 pm

Very nicely done :Hat:

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Re: A refurbished Dorset

Post by Harry H » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:49 pm

Lovely job well done :Thumb:
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Re: A refurbished Dorset

Post by Dom Andrew » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:30 pm

That looks lovely.

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Re: A refurbished Dorset

Post by Lea Dweller » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:18 am

A lovely job, well done!
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Re: A refurbished Dorset

Post by Rutland Rod » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:38 am

Excellent, well done

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Re: A refurbished Dorset

Post by Paul F » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:53 am

Jeremy you have mastered this rod restoration lark, long may it continue for you :Hat:

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