I'm sure you've considered many of the possibles - Turnbull, Malloch, Heaton etc.
The frame and foot are Dingley like, the handle Heaton/Allcock/early Youngs (1?) [and Salter's Tribute reel - perhaps Andy may have some input?]
I've seen that check arrangement where the spring pivots...
That's a really odd number - most lists of 'C' numbered rods end at C25725, could it be 23...?
Photos would be great. Hardy rod prices are all about the model, length and condition.
It could well be a Fly Rod - the Raj liked their nice kit which reminded them of mummy's chalk stream back home ;-)
I hear rumours that folk are fishing and not wearing the wristbands! You know it increases your chances of catching, less chances of snagging and makes you sexually attractive (there are exceptions to the last one . . .T&Cs apply) :D
Other uses for the bands ~
The zoom lock ring on these...
“The three most Killing Spiders” - from W.C. Stewart´s 19th C book "The Practical Angler" – tied and framed by the famed Swedish fly tier Niklas Dahlin.
Another generous donation by "Cumbrian" - this time also listed on Let's Tackle Cancer's Facebook page - LINK
Bought at the BFFI a few years...
Wm. Salter “Tribute” reel
Andy at Wm Salter & Grandson has made Let's Tackle Cancer another generous donation.
The “Tribute” reel is a superb fly reel. It reflects tradition yet is a great example of modern manufacturing and engineering [made in England by Garry Mills] - includes leather...