Old rods brought back to life

Examples of refurbished rods


Broken Sage

Before - 'Broken fly rod tip section (Sage)'

Fixed Sage

After - 'Successful repair (Sage)'



Broken G.Loomis

Before - 'Broken fly rod butt section (G.Loomis)'

Fixed G.Loomis

After - Top Quality 'Successful Repair (G. Loomis)'


Damaged Handle

'Antique fly rod handle and reel-seat, badly damaged'

cork repair after mouse damage

'After restoration - New cork handle, reel-seat and rubber button'


Mouse damage to cork handle

'Oh no, Cork handle eaten by mice!

cork repair after mouse damage

'New cork handle & Fuji reel seat fitted - perfect'

Armalite rods before refurbishment Armalite rods after handle refurbishment

The same old Armalites (top image before) with new cork handles fitted, Fuji reel seats, stainless buttons, line clips. (bottom image after).

CANE ROD REFURBISHMENT

Old cane rod before handle refurbishmentOld cane rod after handle refurbishment

Old cane rod rebuilt with new cork handle and fitted with 'original 1950's' reel fittings and alloy butt cap/rubber button.

'KEVLITE' CARP ROD REFURBISHMENT

Old carp rod with cork handle

Old Carp Rods with Cork Handles

Re-furbished with Xweave Shrink Tube and Fuji 'Soft-Touch' Reel-Seats / Stainless-Steel Trims

Re-furbished with Xweave Shrink Tube and Fuji 'Soft-Touch' Reel-Seats / Stainless-Steel Trims


Old carp rod with cork handle

Old 'Terry Eustace' carp rod with damaged corks.

Re-furbished with Xweave Shrink Tube and Fuji 'Soft-Touch' Reel-Seats / Stainless-Steel Trims

Restored 'Terry Eustace' carp rod with a new modern handle and reel seat.


Old carp rod with cork handle

Old cane rod in very poor condition.

Re-furbished with Xweave Shrink Tube and Fuji 'Soft-Touch' Reel-Seats / Stainless-Steel Trims

Old cane rod restored to pristine condition (expensive but worth it!)



Example of cork handle sections

Cork handles made-up from 5" parallel and 2" flare 'Super Grade' cork. Reel seat is fitted in between the corks, depending on type of rod. Then turned on a lathe to smooth-out any bumps.




Cork Seal

U40 CORK SEAL
Designed to seal and enhance the surface of all cork handles - seals indepth to prevent penetration of dirt and fish slime. A must for all new cork handles £9.99




Duplon Rod Handles

Picture showing Full-Length "Duplon" with Fuji reel seats & stainless "Butt Caps" (For illustration only).




Un-Shrunk Rod Handles

Picture showing various styles of "Shrink-Tube" (Un-Shrunk) with Fuji reel seats (For illustration only).