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  1. PeterHenry

    Chas Bowerman Birmingham

    It does seem quite an odd configuration - intresting though. How easy is it to shoot?
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    Chas Bowerman Birmingham

    Sounds facinating and (without knowing too much) in line with the trends / eccentricities of late Victorian / early Edwardian gun making Do you have any photos you could share?
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    Sets in carbon rod - possible?

    Good advice, many thanks
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    Sets in carbon rod - possible?

    I was wondering today if this was possible? I take care to hang up the couple of splitcane rods I have from hooks on the wall - but my carbon rods are normaly just propped up in a corner - so is there any chance of them developing a set after a lengthy period of non use? Many thanks
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    Hunting priest

    To add to that though, in the middle ages, high ranking members of the church were also members of the aristocracy, and as such were expected to appear on the battlefield with the provision thay they would not draw blood. To sidestep this inconvenience they used mace's, clubs, and other blunt impact wepons to send their foe's on to a better place.
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    Repairing line guides

    Ah, thanks for that. It you look at the photo of the bottom section, you can see the first eye is whipped on in the same colour silk at the tip. It has a keeper ring up by the top of the handle, whipped on with red silk either side, I think you can see it in a couple of the photos. Is this the position you were talking about, or do you mean the other end of thr handle?
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    Repairing line guides

    The only thing I'm not totly keen on with mine is where the previous owner has tried to rub down the black finish to the base metal. It fishes great though, especially since it came back from a service with Gary Mills
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    Repairing line guides

    Thanks for sharing that I've been reading about Aerial reels. I've currently looking at buying one of the Fred Crouch copies / versions, but I'm quite happy with the Allcocks badged Youngs Trudex I have for the moment
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    Repairing line guides

    Fascinating From what I've read it sounds like a great sort of shop I dont suppose as a one time customer you can shead any light on the models available? This one says Firecrest on it, but I've also seen Greencrests and Goldcrests on the internet - some sort of hierarchy of ranges perhaps? Or for diffrent names for game / coarse / sea / etc?
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    Repairing line guides

    Great - thats more or less what i was planning on using it for
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    Repairing line guides

    The thought did cross my mind, but the rod itself dosent seem substantial enough to play a decent sized carp, let alone a salmon - which is one reason I have it down as a course rod. Another being that it has a sliding / adjustable reel seat and all the fly rods I've seen have had fixed ones - especially from the 60's / 70's which is when I presume this rod was built. It also has eyes / guides on it that would suit a fly line - not the tall ones you usualy have for a centerpin rod, nor ones wide enough for a fixed spool. But that said, I'm really far from being an expert on these things, so I'm more than happy to be corrected. I can put your mind at ease - its currently hanging up in a wardrobe from a shower curtian hook in its rod bag, as far away as it can be from direct sunlight, water or heat sources
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    Repairing line guides

    Here are a few shots of the rest of it if anyones intrested
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    Repairing line guides

    Thanks for the replys, I'll have to practice re-whiping on an old junk rod first I think
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    Repairing line guides

    Today I mannaged to get my hands on what I think is an incredibly beautiful split cane coarse rod, by Forshaws of Liverpool, which, over all, is in pretty fair shape. Except for a little corrosion on a couple of fittings, and one or two stray paint splatters, the only issue with it is that the line guide / eye at the tip of the rod is missing the center, so, my question is - is it realistic to just glue a new / spare center section into the remaining part (dont fancy soldering it due to the heat involved), or is it possible to use it as it is, and not damage it further? Or, is it a case of sending it ti simeine who knows what they are doing, and getting it professionally done?
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    Meatballs

    Sounds good. I find adding white bread with no crusts and soaked in milk helps to lighten up meatballs. Also, if making a tomato based sauce, I normally add anchovies and plenty of bay leaves as well. That's about the limit to my meatball based trivia though, but I'm deffinatly going to have to try incorporating mozzarella now you have mentioned it.
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