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The Chris Yates №19 Barbus Maximus limited edition made in 1992 by Edward Barder

I made this rod in my first workshop at North End, on the Hampshire-Berkshire border a few miles south of my home town of Newbury.  It is in perfect condition.

The rod is in two pieces with a detachable 26” long handle.  The rod’s total length is 11’9”.  It has a reasonably fast progressive through action.  The test curve is 1 lb 4 oz.  It is suitable for 6 – 8 lbs breaking strain reel lines and casting weights up to one and a quarter ounces.

The middle section is hollow built split cane.  The tip is solid split cane.  The waterproof splint end suction ferrules (nickel silver mid-to-tip, brass mid-to-handle) have their beautiful Olive wood and cork stoppers.

The rings are hard chromed stainless steel bridge pattern, made by Hardy Bros of Alnwick.  The tip ring is nickel silver with a pale tortoiseshell Agate centre.  The superb nickel silver butt ring has a plum coloured Agate centre.  The rod is whipped throughout with Pearsall’s translucent bottle green silk.  There is a hook keeper ring incorporated into the mid-section male ferrule whipping.

The Indian ink inscription reads: ‘The №19 Chris Yates Barbus Maximus.  Made by Edward Barder 1992.’  The tip section is also designated 19 in Indian ink above the ferrule whipping.

The finest quality cork handle has an elegant trumpet shaped top, finely knurled ally reel bands, an alloy butt cap with turned trim lines and a rubber button.

The rod comes in its tailor made cloth bag and its Barder screw capped aluminium case.

This rod is one of the limited edition of twenty one made as the first batch of this rod, which was developed with an endorsed by our friend and invaluable collaborator Chris Yates.  He used his during the filming of the Passion For Angling series of BBC TV programmes, which attracted viewing figures in excess of ten million.

Price: £2,200

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

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