Auction Catalogue - Miscellaneous
A signed copy of 'The Old Man and the Sand Eel' by Will Millard. A beautifully illustrated hardback copy of Will’s book about his angling heritage, complete with his own ‘weak drawing of a trout’ and the accompanying apology. The Old Man and the Sand Eel is at its heart, the story of three generations of men trying to figure out what it is to be a man, father and fisherman.
A coloured, open edition lithograph of a brown trout by Alan James Robinson printed on cotton rag paper and in a plain cream mount. The print measures 20cm x 7.5cm. Total size including mount is 30.5cm x 23cm.
'Riverwatch: The waterside diaries of a naturalist-angler' by Dr Mark Everard. A celebration and insight into the wonders of Britain’s diverse riverlife as it changes through the seasons. The book touches on the many values that rivers confer upon us with some deeper musings from Mark who is a scientist, naturalist and angler. New, hardback, signed by the author.
A white ceramic mug with a line drawing of a trout and a traditional wet fly on one side and the Luke Bannister Rods logo on the other.
1000+ Fulling Mill flies, very roughly 262 patterns, 4 flies of each though there are some duplicates. These flies are all top Full Milling quality bin end flies. Mainly nymph patterns but a few dries/wets as well. Will see you through the season and into the next.
A 6ft, 3wt cane rod built by Barry Grantham. After 20 years of building, the Poacher range of tapers give a delicate presentation and superb fish handling. An absolute joy to use. The rod can be signed with the winner’s name or a name of your choosing.
A brand new (unopened box), Sage Spectrum LT 4-5 Black Spruce. The Spectrum encloses a high-performance drag system into an ultra light rigid frame providing the power and smoothness you’d expect from a large traditional drag system, only without the bulk or weight.
A beautiful 9ft, 5wt, 2-piece cane rod, made by Mike Brookes; inscribed on one part with mea culpa and on another part 96-e8/1 (which we believe may mean 1 of 8, made in 1996). Very good condition, lovingly cared for by Malcolm. Little hole in the cloth bag.
A Rawson 6ft, 3wt, ‘S-Glass’ fibreglass fly rod. This is a medium/fast-actioned rod that enables delicate roll casts where the ability to back cast may be limited, whilst still retaining the backbone to encourage a fish away from those tree roots! Where back casts are possible, this rod throws the line out with ease, a real joy to use. The emerald green blank is fitted with high-quality, single leg stand-off snake guides and contrasting agate stripping guide, all whipped with matching green silk. The cork handle has been shaped to a half-wells, which hides the upper part of the hand-turned, quilted poplar, uplocking reel seat with blued nickel silver fittings.
A brand new (unopened box), Sage Click 3-5 Bronze. The Click features larger arbor diameters creating a larger palming area for fighting fish and quicker line retrieval while maintaining backing capacities. The proven performance of the adjustable click and pawl drag design of the original is featured in this new Click reel series.