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The E. Barder Rod Co Kennet Perfection 11¼’ 2-piece + detachable handle split cane rod c1995.  In mint condition

We made this example as a subtly stepped up variant on the classic Kennet Perfection format.  It is in absolutely mint condition and is a very useful rod indeed for today’s adventurous angler.  It will handle reel lines from 4 – 8 lbs breaking strain, and swing out modest swim feeders with authority.  It would be a super rod for modern tench fishing, and just the tool for fishing with a large Avon float above perch or chub tackle.  I would have no hesitation in recommending it for barbel fishing on the Wye –in fact, this would make a superb all round rod for that river, which is now the finest mixed fishery in the land.

The tip, middle and handle are made from flame tempered split cane of exceptional quality and cosmetic attractiveness.  The brass splint end suction ferrules from Beatson’s of Sheffield were fettled, blued and lacquered by us.  They are fitted with traditionally shaped hand turned hard wood and cork stoppers.

The 27” cork handle has a subtle trumpet-shaped top and our finely knurled alloy sliding reel bands.  The tapered alloy butt cap has a rubber button.

The rings are Sapphrite Laurels (the best and sadly long out of production) ‘Europa’ hard chrome plated stainless steel stand-offs, virtually indestructible and lightweight.  The butt & tip rings are traditionally shaped and chrome plated, with the additional benefit of aluminium oxide centres.  The tip ring is threaded, so you could screw in a quiver tip or a beta light attachment. Really, there is no end to this rod’s utility!

The Perivale Imperial pure silk whippings are translucent dark red (shade 910) tipped with Pearsall’s Gossamer scarlet (shade 11a).  A hook keeper is incorporated into the whippings over the male ferrule on the mid-section.

The rod comes in its as new tailored cloth bag, which has a pocket in the flap for the ferrule stoppers and YKK bronzed brass press stud closure.

Price: £1,650

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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