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One to be restored

Post by Ljm183 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:58 pm

Just bought this Ogden Smith Split cane rod as standard it,s 10 1/2ft but has a spare tip to make a rod of 9 1/2ft in it,s original four section bag.

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Re: One to be restored

Post by The Old Buffer » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:57 pm

I am sure it will look just the job when you have finished with it.
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Post by Vole » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:26 pm

Taking up Thames Trouting, ljm?
Mind you, there are a few turn up in the Lea, either natives or escapees from Amwell...
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Re: One to be restored

Post by Ljm183 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:31 pm

Alan, i believe it to be a rare Ogden coarse rod not a fly :Thumb:

Or maybe it,s something to do with
The Monarch of the Thames
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Warren Hastings ????????
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Post by LuckyLuca » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:39 pm

I was going to comment but judging by the speed you work Jim it will be restored before I finish typing!
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Post by Ljm183 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:14 pm

LuckyLuca wrote:I was going to comment but judging by the speed you work Jim it will be restored before I finish typing!
No, iv got the Sowerbutts to do first :Thumb:

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Post by Huttojon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:18 pm

The rod is a Warren Hastings combination rod.The advert that I have says "We are proud to state that we are the sole manufacturers of this wonderful rod,designed by Mr warren Hastings.
10ft6ins.bottom rod,built with care throughout,ideal for fishing from punts in fast water,for Chub and Barbel.When used with short top 9ft6ins. makes the perfect ledgering and light spinning rod.Price £9 17 6d."

A very nice find,JohnH

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Post by Vole » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:29 pm

"Monarch of the Thames" is Hastings' book on the Thames Trout; after A.E. Hobbs, Hastings was probably the top man in that field. It was all spinning or wobbling dead bleak, not fly fishing, for the big Thames trout were predators - hence the short top for spinning.
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Post by Ljm183 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:54 pm

Thanks for the info JohnH. Does the advert happen to mention the color of the whipping ?

Alan i picked the rod up today with this one

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Re: One to be restored

Post by Huttojon » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:55 am

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you,the advert is in his book and doesn't mention any whipping colours ,the advert concludes "Full details of this rod will be found in our catalogue,sent free on request".The book was printed in 1955 which makes this rod at £9 17 6d,an expensive bit of kit.
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