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#11 BoldBear



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 06:10 PM

I'm not sure but I think my first carbon fibre rod was a Shakespeare Sigma match rod which I bought soon after my fibreglass Shakespeare Match International finally gave up the ghost.


Edited by BoldBear, 05 April 2017 - 06:11 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:54 PM

If I remember rightly the first carbon rod I actually used was my brothers 15ft rod which I  sagged a substantial amount from handle to tip,I think he got it in the mid 70's.

My first carbon rod was a Silstar match rod, I forget the model name but I think I bought approximately 1982.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:36 AM

My first carbon rod was a Silstar match rod,

Mine too.  Didn't buy it. Found it lying (in its bag) on a farm track leading to one of the first pay-lakes in the area.   Put a note on the notice board by their "reception" office, but nobody ever claimed it.


Have used it a time or two.   Not impressed, neither with the rod nor the pay-lake.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:42 PM

I had a Winfield 12' Carbon Match, bought from Woolco Killingworth back in about 1981, It replaced an ABU All England glass rod that I wasn't too impressed with. It served me many years until I replaced it with a Silstar sliced tip Boron rod. It performed admirably.


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