Classic Vintage Fishing Tackle

Vintage Fishing Tackle & Collectable Angling Items

 

SPLIT CANE RODS

 

When Fosters retail shop closed in the summer of 2000. I decided to buy the name Fosters of Ashbourne incorporating Foster Bros. as I didn't want to see the name disappear.

The Following 4 rods were built for me by Fosters' last trained rod builder Stephen Woolley of Ashbourne.

 

  

   

Unused - Fosters of Ashbourne the Wisp 6 1/2ft. # 3/4 Built in February 2008. 2 piece split cane fly rod with agatine lined butt ring + intermediate snake rings whipped in ruby silk  tipped with green.  Nickel silver reel fittings.  Supplied with cloth bag and leather rod tube.

Ref  CR 002

£ Sold

 

  

    

Unused - Fosters of Ashbourne Airsprite 7 1/2ft. # 4/5 built in February 2008, 2 piece split cane fly rod with agatine lined butt ring + intermediate snake rings whipped in ruby silk tipped with green, Nickel silver reel fittings. Supplied with cloth bag and leather tube.

Ref  CR 004

£ Sold

 

  

Fosters of Ashbourne Trout Priest

Shaft made from old stock unused Fosters split cane rod blank, whipped and varnished by Stephen Woolley - Fosters last trained rod builder.  Nickel Silver head (engraved Fosters Ashbourne) weight 70g. Designed and machined by Garry Mills - milltackle.co.uk  -  With leather wrist strap.

Ref  PR 001

£35.99

 

    

B.James & Son London England 11' 6" 3 Piece Split Cane Avocet Rod - This rod is in very good condition all original, nice and straight with tight fitting ferrules complete with it`s original stoppers and cloth bag.

Ref  CR 007

£425

 

        

Pezon et Michel Ritz Super Parabolic PPP Fario Club 2m 57 - 8`5" #5/6 Trout Fly Rod - 2 section with extra top section, butt length 47" - 120cm tip length 54" - 137cm weight 5 3/4oz. This rod is in near perfect condition and appears to be unused, complete with original elongated ferrule stopper, red cloth bag and tube with outer bag.

Ref  CR 013

£ Sold

 

            
Hardy "Palakona" 2 Section Brook Trout Fly Rod 6ft - 180cm #5 - This rod is in superb condition having seen very little use if any, agate lined butt ring with snake intermediates whipped in scarlet tipped with green, date code J/L built in September 1975 complete with original ferrule stopper and cloth bag

Ref  CR 014

£625

 

            
Hardy "Palakona" 2 Section Split Cane Trout Fly Rod 7ft 6" - 228cm. #6, Weight 3 ozs 8 drms (approx 99 grammes) - This rod is in excellent condition and appears to be unused, agate lined butt ring and snake intermediates with green tipped scarlet whippings, date code C/O built in March 1972 complete with original ferrule stopper and cloth bag with factory label.

Ref  CR 015

£625


 

               
 Hardy "Palakona" 2 Section Split Cane Trout Fly Rod 8ft 9" - 267cm. #7 Weight 5 1/2oz - 156g. - This rod is in excellent unused condition with original shrink wrap on cork handle, agate lined butt ring and snake intermediate rings with green tipped scarlet whippings, date code E/X built in May 1977 and complete with original ferrule stopper and cloth bag with factory label (picture of label to be added) this model was formerly known as the famous "Koh I Noor" rod.

Ref  CR 016

£425

 

Hardy "The Phantom" Palakona 2 Section Trout Fly Rod 6ft 10" (208 cm) #5 - This rod is unused with agate line butt ring and snake intermediates whipped in black tipped with scarlet. Date code M/B, built in 1969 complete with original ferrule stopper and cloth bag


Ref CR 017


£625



Hardy "Palakona" 2 Section Split Cane Trout Fly Rod 8ft (245 cm) #6 - This rod is in superb condition and appears to be unused. Agate lined butt ring with snake intermediates with green tipped scarlet whippings. Date code D/D built in January 1976 complete with stopper and cloth bag with factory label.


Ref CR 018


£495



Hardy The "Perfection" Palakona 2 Section Split Cane Trout Fly Rod 8ft (245 cm) - This rod is in excellent original condition, serial no H22539 built in 1959 complete with original ferrule stopper and cloth bag


Ref CR 019


£345



Hardy "Perfection Roach" Palakona Hollow Built 2 Section Coarse Fishing Rod - This rod is in excellent condition, serial no H8595 built in 1956 complete with original ferrule stopper and cloth bag.


Ref CR 020


£795



Hardy Richard Walker Avon Palakona 2 Section Split Cane Coarse Fishing Rod - This rod is in excellent original condition, date code B/S built in February 1967 complete with original ferrule stopper and cloth bag


Ref CR 021


£995