Through this forum I have been lucky to find and buy three fly rods by Bob Southwell.

He is little known in fly fishing circles but is famous for his carp rods. He had a great influence on the design and build of split cane fishing rods. He is probably better known in the USA than in the UK.

He didn't make many fly rods, they are very rare. I would be interested in buying any Southwell fly rods that members of the forum have hidden away.

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