"The Trent"

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Re: "The Trent"

Post by Santiago » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:37 am

Well done Ashby, I'm looking forward to seeing the fully restored rod in all it's glory! It would have been shamefull if this rod had ended it's life supporting runner beans, like so many others!
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Re: "The Trent"

Post by GazTheAngler » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:52 am

Way to go Mal, I'm sure the finished rod will look great.

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Re: "The Trent"

Post by AshbyCut » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:39 am

Penninelad wrote:I feel some what guilty as I sold you the rod but am full of admiration for your efforts,which just confirm my view that renovating this rod was beyond my limited skills.Could I offer you a days fishing somewhere to salve my conscience?
You made it plain that the rod needed work, Sir, and I accepted it on that basis ... so all is well. I have a soft spot for Foster Brothers rods because of the Ashbourne connection, as my parents had a touring caravan sited behind the Dog and Partridge at Thorpe in the 60's. I also relish the challenge and learning experience of bringing such rods back to life.

I hope that I'd be able to dangle a line with you at some point in the future, but simply in friendship.
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Re: "The Trent"

Post by Rutland Rod » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:29 pm

Its first post refurbishment outing must be on one of the more leisurely sections of the Trent itself AC, coupled with a wooden 'Nottingham' pin, and coming from Ashbourne it's very likely it flexed itself there, it will be a cracker when finished.
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Re: "The Trent"

Post by AshbyCut » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:35 pm

Rutland Rod wrote:Its first post refurbishment outing must be on one of the more leisurely sections of the Trent itself AC, coupled with a wooden 'Nottingham' pin, and coming from Ashbourne it's very likely it flexed itself there, it will be a cracker when finished.
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Now there's an idea, Sir ! :Wink:
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Re: "The Trent"

Post by AshbyCut » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:31 am

As I had already mixed lots up to glue the splits, I decided to glue the new split cane tip section into the whole cane with Cascamite too. Lots of cable ties and a few hose clips, and the rod has been left overnight for the glue to set (Cascamite is normally set in 6 hours at room temperature).

The 'new' tip section makes all the difference.

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Re: "The Trent"

Post by AshbyCut » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:02 pm

All glue residue removed, and before and after shots of the splits. Hurrah for Cascamite.

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Re: "The Trent"

Post by Hovis » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:32 pm

That is a dramatic improvment AC. I'll have you up my neck of the woods and let you try it on those canal perch and chub.
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Re: "The Trent"

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:11 am

A big difference there AC.
It looks as if the butt ring was once positioned where that large split is so would be a great place to return it to, the ring whippings will help keep the split under control.

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Re: "The Trent"

Post by MGs » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:13 pm

Nice work sir. Looking good
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