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#1 Fin chaser

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:42 AM









I recently purchased this Sharpes 13'er. It is my first bamboo spey rod and my first vintage bamboo rod. I've contacted Sharpes and they provided some info about their rods but nothing specific about this rod. I can't find a number anywhere or even evidence of one. I'm not sure if the rod has been refinished or not. The agate stripper is red, wraps are green or brown with green tipping. Ferrules look like brass and are tight with a great fit. Tip tops are red agate, both tips equal lengths but about 1" shorter than other two sections. If it has been altered or is not destined to be worth thousands I will probably re-finish it (not sure how since it is supposedly impregnated) put on larger guides for todays larger fly lines, and clean up the cork. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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#2 MJAinKentucky

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE (Fin chaser @ Jul 23 2013, 10:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>








I recently purchased this Sharpes 13'er. It is my first bamboo spey rod and my first vintage bamboo rod. I've contacted Sharpes and they provided some info about their rods but nothing specific about this rod. I can't find a number anywhere or even evidence of one. I'm not sure if the rod has been refinished or not. The agate stripper is red, wraps are green or brown with green tipping. Ferrules look like brass and are tight with a great fit. Tip tops are red agate, both tips equal lengths but about 1" shorter than other two sections. If it has been altered or is not destined to be worth thousands I will probably re-finish it (not sure how since it is supposedly impregnated) put on larger guides for todays larger fly lines, and clean up the cork. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!


Fin chaser ... Boy this rod looks a whole lot like the bamboo one I just posted a question about. Take a look at my picture at

https://docs.google....dit?usp=sharing

So I'll be interested in anything anne has to say about yours too.



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