"'Dalesman' "The Avondale Hollow Built Match rod."

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"'Dalesman' "The Avondale Hollow Built Match rod."

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I bought this rod a while ago as a stable mate to my "Aspindale's No 890 Areo." ... Both are 10ft 6ins in legth ... both split cane ... and hollow built .. thinking that one would act as a true 'tiddler snatcher' and the other as an 'all rounder.'

I have just finished the refurbishment of the 'Avondale,' and the measurements speak for themselves.

Measurements 'Aero 890' first ... Butt 12.87 - 11.00mm (0.50 - 0.438in) … Middle 10.12 - 7.20mm (0.408 - 0.283in) … Tip 5.19 - 2.31mm (0.214 - 0.092in). The Avondale … Butt 11.42 - 10.46mm (0.439 - 0.409in) … Middle 9.95 - 7.39mm (0.402 - 0.285in) … Tip 6.62 - 3.64mm (0.261 - 0.137in).

Need I say more ?

Hoping to try both in the very near furture !!!

Wishing you all a wonderful new season !!!
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Mr Cut!
I think you will have need to say more!! About the Tip of the Avondale Match rod. Yep the one with the pointy-end measuring nearly a third of an inch!!
Even at 3.64mm it is pretty chunky v. the 890 at 2.31mm. Should it be expected that the Avondale would might have a finer tip than the 890?
All the very best to you, too, for the new season.
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Barbelbonce wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2024 10:58 pm Mr Cut!
I think you will have need to say more!! About the Tip of the Avondale Match rod. Yep the one with the pointy-end measuring nearly a third of an inch!!
Even at 3.64mm it is pretty chunky v. the 890 at 2.31mm. Should it be expected that the Avondale would might have a finer tip than the 890?
All the very best to you, too, for the new season.
Mike
OOPS ... please forgive a late night typo ... 0.137in ... NOT 0.317in !!! :oops:

... and given the measurements throughout the rod the "890" is a far 'tippier' action than the more 'powerful through' action of "The Avondale."
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What a lovely rod and terrific to hear from you Mal. Good luck with your plans.
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:Hat: Welcome back my friend, I have missed you. I have to say I have been concerned for your wellbeing, so I am greatly relieved now.
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Mal, I had to check the date of your post, I thought it would be an old one but no. It's great to have you back and I hope you get a decent bend on your beautiful rods soon - those little perch have had it too easy for too long.

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Nice to see you back on your feet Mal. You have had us all worried mate.

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I've missed your posts.
Glad you are back. :Hat:
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I have an Avondale too, Mal.
It's a sweet little thing.

Glad that you are back.
I've missed your wisdom.. :Hat:
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