kendall and watson leeds

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kendall and watson leeds

Post by Splitcaner » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:25 pm

Hi does any one have any information regarding a tackle shop in Leeds. It was Kendall and Watson 5Grand Arcade Vicar Lane Leeds 1.I have a fibre glass rod with their label on, I wanted to know if they made rods if not did they buy them in and if so who from. The rod in question is a quite well made13ft float rod, the only down side is the reel seat rings are missing also the rubber end butt. Looking forward to hearing from any one who knows anything. Thanks John.

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Re: kendall and watson leeds

Post by Duckett » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:58 pm

I have a Kenny Kendall aerial style centrepin but I've not seen a rod badged like that before. However, there are far more knowledgeable folk than me on this subject (see the Kenny Kendall section under reels).

One other thing, pictures always help with identification.

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Re: kendall and watson leeds

Post by Splitcaner » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:19 pm

Hi hoping these pi ctures come through. Someone may be able to help. Thanks John.
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Re: kendall and watson leeds

Post by Liphook » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:47 pm

I can't help with the K&W questions but I do have a fair number of reclaimed rod fittings Splitcaner. Is it possible that the butt had a straight aluminium end cap I wonder as per some of my EARC rods? As opposed to the tapered cone shaped end cap commonly threaded for use with a rubber button? If you are interested in any of the bits I have accumulated please send me dimensions and I'll have a root around for you :Hat:

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Re: kendall and watson leeds

Post by Splitcaner » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:02 pm

Hi Liphook thanks for the reply, the handle measures 25mm dia. If you can make it out on photo about 25 mm up from bottom of handle there is a different colour to the cork, this is probably where original butt came too. Its also very slightly smaller 1/2 to 1 mm that's all. The reel seats that's showing are plastic and from another rod, they were probably ally on the original rod. Many thanks for reply just glad photos sent ok. John.

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Re: kendall and watson leeds

Post by Olly » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:20 pm

Some cheaper rods had just a rubber/plastic cap. Depends upon age/cost at new.

A few Allcocks & Sealey rods had the ali cap.

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