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    Default Re: Glass rods, whaddya reckon..

    Who was /is the builder of the latest Wulff rods? I was given what was described to me as a Lee Wulff blank labelled for Farlow's when I visited at the JSSharpes Belmont works in the early 90s. Once built it was found to have an unusual action nothing like the 'dryfly' or 'brook' rods I'd tried up until that time. It certainly had power to deal with big fish.

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    Default Re: Glass rods, whaddya reckon..

    Quote Originally Posted by liphook View Post
    Who was /is the builder of the latest Wulff rods? I was given what was described to me as a Lee Wulff blank labelled for Farlow's when I visited at the JSSharpes Belmont works in the early 90s. Once built it was found to have an unusual action nothing like the 'dryfly' or 'brook' rods I'd tried up until that time. It certainly had power to deal with big fish.
    Very much "was" I'm afraid in the case of the Royal Wulff cane rods I highlighted. The rod builder was Tony Fordham who passed away in August at the age of 87 after a long illness. He was my father in law, and no we were not what you'd call close, though there was no animosity either I hasten to add. I live at the other end of the country, and have only been an occasional fisherman, though I am now a member of my local angling society and hope to do more. Don't ask me for pearls of angling wisdom...I havn't got any other than what I picked up from chatting with and listening to Tony over the last 35 years. He was not only a fount of knowledge, but he was a true craftsman and a technician when it came to fishing rods.

    He built on all sorts of blanks...its often whats available that dictates things, but he had a long and fruitful relationship with Sportex for both fly and carp rods. He built fly rods on Lamiglas blanks and other (mainly coarse) rods on St Croix blanks. There were others as well of course, but those were the ones I remember. He gave technical advice to pretty well anybody who asked him, including some surprising names. He was also agent for Thomas & Thomas for a few years, but that ended without regret.

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    Default Re: Glass rods, whaddya reckon..

    Horses for courses. I have a lot of evereything line/reel/rod wise, its my passion and the matching of the line with the rod is absolutely critical to getting the most out of any rod. My cane is a mix of quad and hex, my glass is equally bespoke although I have a soft spot for the Orvis Superfine 4wt and my carbon spans everything you can think of and probably a few you might never have heard. To say one material is better than another is a mistake. Just like matching the line with the rod at the risk of stating the obvious you need to match the line/rod with your target fish, the style of fishing and the venue. The right combo will give you no end of pleasure and thankfully the pleasure is not dictated by the price tag. Finally fwiw I find personality in each material if the design is right, onward & upward.

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