Please identify my latest purchase

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Please identify my latest purchase

Post by AverageAngler » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:04 pm

Hi
I have just picked up a cheap e-bay job lot. The rod I was mainly interested in has no marking except for on the alloy butt cap/rubber button. The alloy is Stamped "OGDEN SMITHS" then under that "LONDON.S.W". It also has a number 2 stamped on it.

The rod is three piece and approx 12ft long. The butt section is whole cane, the middle section is two pieces of whole cane spliced together, the tip starts as whole cane and has a split cane tip spliced in. The whippings are green.

Looking at it more closely I wonder of the whole cane sections may actually be reed? Does reed have nodes?

Any help great fully received.

Cheers

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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by Paul F » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:20 pm

Some photo's would help, it does sound like a roach/match road

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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by Paul D » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:21 pm

Sounds like cane to me Sir, post a few pictures if possible, and yes reed does have nodes :Hat:
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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by AverageAngler » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:15 pm

I will get some photos up asap :-)

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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by AverageAngler » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:46 pm

Here's an initial photo. I will try and do some better one's when I am able to get it in daylight.
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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by Paul F » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:21 pm

AverageAngler wrote:Here's an initial photo. I will try and do some better one's when I am able to get it in daylight.
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It looks very nice, a roach rod, it is whole cane, not reed.
A quality rod by a quality maker, nice find, well done :Hat:

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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by AverageAngler » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:02 pm

Thanks :-)

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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:05 pm

It does look a nicely proportioned rod and as Paul said, a quality maker.

Wal.

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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by AverageAngler » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:24 pm

For the record/posterity it weighs in (according to my kitchen scales) at 11.8oz. I think this is destined to be a fine roach rod :-)

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Re: Please identify my latest purchase

Post by Wallys-Cast » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:31 pm

A 12ft cane rod under 12 ounces is very good. Possibly hollow bored in the larger diameter cane sections.

Wal.

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