14 ft Elaine

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14 ft Elaine

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:03 pm

When this rod came up as part of a pair with a Milward's 14ft version of their 'Featherlite' I simply could not resist the temptation to go for the gamble. It will be fascinating to compare the two rods of identical configuration but from different makers side by side.

This is the best I can do for a photo until the rods arrive with me ...

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Re: 14 ft Elaine

Post by Gord » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:58 pm

oh dear ac it looks like your back on that slippery slope again, any way i hope you enjoy your new purchase i did look at those myself but i dont think swmbo would be to happy on the upside i didnt bid against you
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Re: 14 ft Elaine

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:03 pm

Gord wrote:oh dear ac it looks like your back on that slippery slope again
Slippery slope ??? Me ??? It's the heat, I tell you ... the heat !!!

Actually, Sir ... it's all part of a planned move into lighter tackle ... honest.
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Re: 14 ft Elaine

Post by Gord » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:44 pm

i am already in to the lighter side of rods as i do like whole/split cane match rods and roach rods i really enjoy them so i hope you will get as much pleasure using them as i do
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Re: 14 ft Elaine

Post by Kingfisher » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:02 am

AshbyCut wrote:
Gord wrote:oh dear ac it looks like your back on that slippery slope again
Slippery slope ??? Me ??? It's the heat, I tell you ... the heat !!!

Actually, Sir ... it's all part of a planned move into lighter tackle ... honest.

You'll be back to a stick and a bent pin soon Mr AC Sir. :Wink:

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Re: 14 ft Elaine

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:19 pm

The rod arrived today, and generally I've happy. It does need the butt ring replacing, the male ferrule on the middle section needs re-gluing, and some loon (why do they do this ???) has varnished the handle at some point.

However, on the plus side it's a full 14ft long, the cane is in good condition, and the transfers are 99% complete. With just a little work it will be on the bank.

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