Rod refurbishment

The Scarlet Maggot

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I’m looking to get a rod refurbished, has anyone a good recommendation for a builder who does refurb jobs? I’m looking for someone who builds with love and attention to detail. For example a builder willing to build up a handle with individual cork rings, not just glue on 5in parallels etc.

Thanks in advance...
 
I’m looking to get a rod refurbished, has anyone a good recommendation for a builder who does refurb jobs? I’m looking for someone who builds with love and attention to detail. For example a builder willing to build up a handle with individual cork rings, not just glue on 5in parallels etc.

Thanks in advance...

I think Peter Jacobs probably knows someone -- He has rods refurbished from time to time ..... drop him a PM .....
 

Peter Jacobs

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I think Peter Jacobs probably knows someone -- He has rods refurbished from time to time ..... drop him a PM .....
The chap I used has now retired, sadly.

I think that Tim Watson still does rebuilds, but usually only in split cane.

Then there is always Paul Cook, but he has a long waiting list and isn't the cheapest on the planet. Split Cane Rods - Fine hand built cane rods by Paul Cook

For 'modern' rods then maybe give one of these a try:

Bruce Ashby: Bruce Ashby Rods - Home

Yateley Angling centre: Carp Fishing Tackle Shop - Rods, Reels, Bait | Yateley Angling Centre

Leslie's of Luton: Carp, Barbel, Specialist, Coarse, Pike and Predator fishing tackle

You will probably find that they all have a good size waiting list, but the wait is usually well worth it in the end.

Hope this helps, and I'm sure that others will have alternative suggestions too.
 

captain carrott

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if you're anywhere near didcot in oxfordshire

clive turner at didcot angling center got one rebuilt for me a few years back.

i had to check it 3 times to make sure it was the same rod when it came back it looked like he'd slipped me a brand new one instead.
 

Bluenose

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if you're anywhere near didcot in oxfordshire

clive turner at didcot angling center got one rebuilt for me a few years back.

i had to check it 3 times to make sure it was the same rod when it came back it looked like he'd slipped me a brand new one instead.
Nice to see you Jase.

There is also a fella called Kev Baines who lives near Stoke on Trent who is highly recommended by those in these parts.
 

The Scarlet Maggot

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Still no luck finding a rod builder. I didn’t fancy sending it to one of the big tackle shops, or the cane guys. I’m looking for someone who does work like Andy & Jill Orme used to, at SEER, a good finish on carbon, not a work or art, but then again not just hurriedly finished, just another rod etc...
 
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