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Another British rod/blank maker closes.

I have just heard that Conoflex have closed down.

I have used the blanks to make up beachcasters in the past, in fact the first ever rod I made up, back in the 70s was on a conoflex blank.

More recently my two favourite carp rods are on 1.75lb through action glass blanks from Conoflex.

Another victim of cheap imports I suppose.


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Picked up on this back in February - it is indeed very bad news, as the blanks they make / made were difficult to better. Loads of rumours have floated around since about possible takeovers etc, but I think the current status is that they are shiopping out / honouring final orders before vacating the premises :-(

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Conoflex works was just a mile or so away at Jarvis Brook industrial estate. Many years ago I got them to make a couple of custom-made light beachcasters for me. They measured my height, reach and grip - it was like having a suit made at an old-fashioned bespoke tailors ! Best beach rods I have ever handled.

 

Sad news indeed, and fresh news to me, although as I rarely see the angling press , I don't follow developments in the tackle trade.


 

 

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Great stuff! cheered me up no end! No love lost between me and them Im afraid.


And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Very sad news indeed I have had a number of conoflex rods over the years, DC6, Flick tip and I still own a Scorpion Sport. I must admit I now use Century, when I need to use a conventional beachcaster.


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Great stuff! cheered me up no end! No love lost between me and them Im afraid.

I sense a story, but I am too polite to ask.


Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

 

 

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity

 

 

 

http://www.safetypublishing.co.uk/
http://www.safetypublishing.ie/

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