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Aspindale's Arrow

Post by Coral Maestro » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:35 am

Here is a nice Aspindale's Arrow #910 from the Astwood Bank works. It measures 10ft 6in made up.
The script seems to combine the "A" of Aspindale's and Astwood. Is this normal on rods ascribed to Astwood Bank?

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The dace is both lively and lean,
With a beautiful silvery sheen;
He'll snatch at your flies
With a lightning-like rise
And unless you are sharp, he's just been.
-Fishing Gazette

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Re: Aspindale's Arrow

Post by ReelMaker » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:06 pm

Thats another beauty ,is it hollow built?

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Re: Aspindale's Arrow

Post by Coral Maestro » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:57 pm

ReelMaker wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Thats another beauty ,is it hollow built?
There is no script on the butt to suggest it's hollow built (which some Aspindale rods have). The butt and middle sections are both whole cane and interestingly, the female ferrule on the butt section has a hole (about 4mm) drilled through the internal node/plug at the bottom of the ferrule. It's the same with the male ferrule on the middle section. I'm wondering if this is to allow water vapour to escape?

Male ferrule on middle section:
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Female ferrule on butt section:
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The dace is both lively and lean,
With a beautiful silvery sheen;
He'll snatch at your flies
With a lightning-like rise
And unless you are sharp, he's just been.
-Fishing Gazette

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Re: Aspindale's Arrow

Post by Coral Maestro » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:59 pm

I've had a look at an Aspindale's Avon and there are no holes on that, the plugs are solid.
The dace is both lively and lean,
With a beautiful silvery sheen;
He'll snatch at your flies
With a lightning-like rise
And unless you are sharp, he's just been.
-Fishing Gazette

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