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Olivers of Knebworth - Rods

Introduction: Olivers Rods formerly Olivers of Knebworth still produce 'Hand Made' fishing rods after some 50 years, considered to be the only craftsman in the world still 'hand tempering' Tonkin Bamboo which includes 'pressed knot' work. See the Olvers web siite at http://www.oliversrods.com/

Olivers of Knebworth - Cane Fly Rod

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An OLIVER'S of KNEBWORTH "new" cane rod - nine feet of Ted Oliver's finest hand made split cane complete with original poppered bag bearing the early Station Road, Knebworth address. This rod, which has probably only been used once or twice at most, was made by one of the UKs classic cane rod builders. It is a new rod in effect as its totally without chip, blemish or even dirt on the handle. A modern Barder equivalent would cost you circa 1000 and he rates Oliver as one of the best.

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Olivers of Knebworth - Float Rod 12 ft

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Oliver's ( 3 Piece ) 12ft rod, fully restored. This fabulous rod is in mint condition. It has been fully restored in maroon silk Comes with brand new rod bag. The rod is called the "Perfection All Rounder". Originally built by Oliver's from top quality cane, it is perfectly straight and the restoration work by is stunning.

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Olivers of Knebworth - Mark IV Avon Rod

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An early version Oliver's of Knebworth Mark IV Avon 10 foot Rod. This is OLIVER'S version of the Bob James Mark IV Avon and to the same specification and a much rarer rod. Ted Oliver's finest dark flamed split cane, whipped in Gold silk tipped with Red. With 27 inch trumpet shaped cork handle, reinforced ferrule, hook keeper ring and lined tip and butt rings. Arrow straight with popping ferrule and a cracking example of a rare rod.

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Olivers of Knebworth - Tench Rod 14.5 ft

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This is a very rare 'OLIVER'S 141/2 ft Tench rod. The date of manufacture is middle to late 60s which would make it one of the first specialist GLASS rods in production. This is a very special rod as at nearly fifteen feet long you only need a light flick to place the bait in position. Yes it is heavier than carbon but it balances out perfectly with a 4 inch centrepin and the extra length really helps when fishing close in. You can sit further back away from the fish as they patrol the margins. It is a great float rod and the medium action has lots of hidden power which stops large fish in their tracks. The rod is a lovely translucent amber with bottle green whippings and full crimson intermediates. This is in keeping with the cane rods that were still being produced at the time. The full cork handle is 28in and the inscription above the hook keeper reads 'OLIVERS of KNEBWORTH'. The rod comes with its original bag and I will also supply a copy of an 'Oliver's headed letter of the time.

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