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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by AshbyCut » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:59 pm

My thanks for your reply Stephen, Sir. You have a pm.
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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by MGs » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:23 pm

Interesting. Having posted about the combination Fosters long and short rod. It would appear that yours has the possibility of a similar option (ferrule at the handle).

Interestingly the rod I was adapting (elasticane) has an almost identical turned wooden button on the handle
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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by AshbyCut » Sun May 17, 2015 12:57 pm

It was always going to be a long term project ... but thanks to TFF member Stephen Woolley the next step has been taken, and I collected the rod from him at Redditch Tackle fair today.

The rod went back home to Ashbourne in his care, and not only has he expertly hand made new ferrules for it (and blued them beautifully !!!), but he took the trouble to restore the cork on the handle while he was about it.

Marvellous work ... thank you Stephen, Sir. Now it's up to me to strip the rod, and renew the guides and whippings.

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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by Paul D » Sun May 17, 2015 1:07 pm

What a delightful little thing sir, I too have tiny little 3wt brook rod, its a tribute to the rod builders art that they could deal with such thin and delicate strips of cane. :Hat:
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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by AshbyCut » Sun May 17, 2015 1:13 pm

Paul D wrote:What a delightful little thing sir, I too have tiny little 3wt brook rod, its a tribute to the rod builders art that they could deal with such thin and delicate strips of cane. :Hat:
Thank you Paul, Sir. It received some admiring and avaricious glances at Redditch when I collected it !!!
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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by AshbyCut » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:56 pm

The little butt section has now been whipped, sealed, and a first coat of varnish applied.

Trying to keep as close as possible to the original colours, I'm using Piper's Silks 90/2 Gloss Red, edged with a Utica 00 Pure Silk Green No 5041 I found on the internet.

I have yet to decide on the guides, as the originals are so small ... but I may plump for snakes.

Don't expect rapid progress, as even though it's only a 5ft. 6in. rod there are 65 intermediate whippings ... starting at 1/2 inch spacings !!! My eyes !!! My eyes !!!

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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by Paul D » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:18 pm

Coming along nicely Sir :Hat: I must find a suitable reel for my tiddler .
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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:21 pm

Jeez! You do love a challenge don't you Mal!
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Re: Foster Bros 'Brook' Rod

Post by Swythyn Troutbeck » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:59 am

Paul D wrote:Coming along nicely Sir :Hat: I must find a suitable reel for my tiddler .
May I recommend to you a Young's Jubilee? Light as a feather and lovely to behold.

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