New Burley.

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Mr B
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New Burley.

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I have just taken delivery of this lovely rod.
I picked it up second hand after the heads up from a fellow TFF member.
Its a Dawsons of Bromley Burley.
I wanted it for Pike fishing this season to go with my other longer rod. ( another story)
This one is 9ft 2 inch... has a stiff action with plenty of power but still some give..
It had an unusual tip ring ( Tulip I think they call them?) and has a nice little keeper ring too.
I have only really seen keeper rings on fly and spinning rods.
I know there was quite a range of Burley's be interesting to know what this one was listed as originally?
If only Peter Dawson was still with us, I pass his house every day and often park outside to have a cup of tea and a sandwich from the backers up the road. (1 Chatterton Road Bromley, Dawsons, not the bakers)

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I have a variety of makers rods with Tulip end rings - mostly Allcocks.

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Lovely that. Might be worth a thin coat of fresh varnish over the top just to ensure it’s all sealed in.
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My Sharpes Scottie Salmon Spinner has a tulip end ring.....your Burley looks to be a similar rod.
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Yes, it is a nice rod... interesting point about the Sharps Scottie spinning rod, with the same tip..
It is quite stiff for a spinning rod, but, different times then.. and it dose have a small keeper ring..
I will defiantly give it a "Wash and Brush up"(coat of varnish to keep the weather out and freshen it up a little)
The lined Tulip Tip ring and but ring I do like.. great condition..yes, nice little rod.
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I think the Burley was a Pike rod :tea:
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Harry H wrote: Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:39 pm I think the Burley was a Pike rod :tea:
Yes, I think it is too... I had the heads up from a veteran TFF member about this rod ....because I was looking for a Pike rod ( got two now!) the other one is in hollow glass and it is the creme Dela creme!)
I was just Curious about its catalogue listing especially because it has the small keeper ring and the tulip tip ring.
I have just given it a coat of varnish and it's looking terrific!
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