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Sabina

Post by Ljm183 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:58 pm

Here,s a photo of my sabina as seen in another post

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The varnish was looking a bit tired and the tip ring needed to be changed for an original one , the colour of the whipping was not to my liking either, so a change of whipping colour and a new tip ring and new varnish

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Re: Sabina

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:14 am

Stunning, really liking that!!!
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Re: Sabina

Post by Mark » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:15 am

Yes that does look nice. :thumb:
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Re: Sabina

Post by Kevanf1 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:45 pm

Could somebody tell me what the Sabina would have been designed for please? I have one myself (another in the pile of rods that need refurbishment) that I have had a few years.

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Re: Sabina

Post by Loop Erimder » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:17 pm

kevanf1 wrote:Could somebody tell me what the Sabina would have been designed for please? I have one myself (another in the pile of rods that need refurbishment) that I have had a few years.

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Re: Sabina

Post by Kevanf1 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:28 pm

Loop Erimder wrote:
kevanf1 wrote:Could somebody tell me what the Sabina would have been designed for please? I have one myself (another in the pile of rods that need refurbishment) that I have had a few years.

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Re: Sabina

Post by Trevor » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Thanks to Loop, once again, for his concise response :chuckle:

I think the Sabinas meant as a 'mid-range' rod, suitable for most medium to large river fish such as chub and barbel as well as small carp.

I have one that I've recently sorted the ferrules out, and needs re-varnishing next.

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Re: Sabina

Post by Nobby » Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:12 pm

There seems to have been a couple of versions of Sabinas over the years, there's even some SabRinas about and no-one seems to know whether they are a spelling error or what!


I think I've also seen some whole cane versions too.


Mr. Dawson is still around and a book about him was promised last year, perhaps we'll find out more in time?
I did learn from the prospective author that he was an apprentice to Modern Arms nearby. Must have gone down a bomb when he left and set-up asround the corner!


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As the to the rod's intended uses....I'd say an all-round bottom rod. Capable of float-work and light to medium legering, a bit heavy for roach and the like, so not really a match rod as such, unless the whole cane versions I'm thinking off were meant for match-work?

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Re: Sabina

Post by SeanM » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:35 pm

I had a 10ft 6in Sabrina. It was quite a powerful rod and was comparable to my Chapmans 500. Slightly softer in the tip and slightly stiffer in the butt. I sold it because I found the handle a bit short and I already had the 500. Quite a nice rod for chub fishing and capable of handling a barbel. the guy I sold it to uses it for tench and small carp and is very happy with it.

Not a rod for holding all day when trotting, but nice for using in the rests for stillwater float fishing or river ledgering.
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Re: Sabina

Post by Kevanf1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:48 am

I like the sound of this :) My favourite fishing is for perch but that is closely followed by tench and barbel with carp bringing up the rear. This is not to say I do not love a day of scratching for tiny roach. I must sort out refurbishing my Sabina. Oh, it was given to me 100% free by the way ;)
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