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
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
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
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
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
Rare Hardy Gladstone Palakona 8ft - 244 cm #5 Split Cane Rod with Flamed Finish - This rod with serial number 2HJ207142 was built in 2008 and is unused with original ferrule stopper, cloth bag and Cordura rod tube.
Ref CR 022
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
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
B. James London, England Richard Walker MK. IV Split Cane Carp Rod In Extremely Rare Unused Condition - This rod was built around 1956 and is in stunning original condition complete with original ferrule stopper and cloth bag which is also in "as new" condition.
Ref CR 023