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The Chris Yates Bishop & Barbus Maximus 3-piece rods.  A unique matched pair, made in 2010, presented in unused 100% perfect condition.

The Chris Yates Bishop 11' carp rod in the ultra rare 3-piece format c2010 in 100% perfect as-new unused condition 

This rod, one of only two ever made, was specially commissioned as one of a pair of 3-piece Chris Yates rods.  The specification is of the very highest order and absolutely current.

The action and performance is exactly that of a conventional 2-piece Chris Yates Bishop.  It is rated for 8 – 12 lbs breaking strain lines, has a test curve of 1¾ pounds and casts weights up to 1¾ oz.

The blank is made from our extra select seasoned Tonkin bamboo, flame tempered and split by hand.  All bamboo work is carried out by hand to ensure that the bamboo’s natural qualities are harnessed and enhanced.  The blank, built to a tolerance of +/- one thousandth of an inch, was designed from scratch to allow for the two sets of ferrules and three piece format.

The nickel silver splint end suction ferrules are blued and lacquered and have Olive wood and cork stoppers.  The handle fittings are finely knurled nickel silver. The 26” Flor grade cork handle has a subtle ‘onion’ shaped top. The rings are hard-chromed stainless steel bridge pattern, with Amberfin butt and tip rings.   There is a hook keeper ring secured with a hand forged nickel silver strap above the handle.

Whippings for the rings and ferrules are translucent bottle green Pearsall’s pure silk.  The perfectly graduated ‘old gold’ intermediate whippings are Pearsall’s Gossamer pure silk.  The rod is inscribed with transfer-like precision in Indian ink and the flawless finish is our usual gloss yacht varnish.

The rod comes in its perfect tailor made cloth bag.

The overall effect is one of outstanding aesthetic satisfaction combined with superb function and portability.  With the Barbus Maximus it was built with, this is one half of a unique pair of rods.

Price: £2,050

All pre-owned rods supplied by us are now issued with a specially printed and individually signed and dasted certificate of ownership.

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