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A Gem of a bamboo fly rod. Auction result

Sunday, 15 March 2015 13:08

Clem Booth, an ardent supporter of the Children’s Hospital Trust (CHT), offered a magnificent slit-cane fly rod for auction, all the proceeds going to the CHT!


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The rod is a 6 foot, 2 piece, 3/4 weight Farlows Stream Series. The maker of these beautiful rods has long since departed and very few remain in circulation. I bought it new in the old Farlows store in Pall Mall getting on for a quarter of a century ago. It is perfect with no set or other issues. With the rod comes a leather-covered aluminium tube made for me by Hugh Grieve, a great craftsman in leather. 

The successful bidder was Ian Douglas of Claifornia who bid 500$ US. Thank you Ian and thank you Clem!

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Clem has been a magnificent champion for the CHT and through his connections to Saracens Rugby Club, the CHT is now also on their beneficiary list!

Tom Sutcliffe

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