The rod tube is essential and will just cost you 3-4 hundred bucks to make.
Not a problem. Money well spent, especially when you only have one. Hence, would still be interested if you find something suitable in Bombay.
Do check the rod carefully for even the slightest sign of transit damage.
I did give it a cursory once over but will have a closer look again. Any usual points where damage occurs? I suppose I would be looking for cracks. Should I be concerned about minor scratches? Think I saw a small one but did not give it a second thought.
Yes K&JB fishing have evedently closed down and with it any chances of my getting something done about the uptide.
However Robby has done a fairly good job of repairing it i think. I just wonder if it will stand the strain of a big day on the water.
Will tie a line to my gate and try putting as much of a bend as i can in the rod before trying it out at the river again.
That's a shame but hope it's a user again. Go with Fosters in future. They may not be the cheapest but their service is good and Richard has been to India for Mahseer 15 times and will be here this coming Feb.
Looks like we have a long wait till Nov-Dec before we can try out your uptide
I now have a ruddy bee in my bonnet.
However, given the nature of the water and the enviornment around the lakes, i doubt that they will ever put up a scrap that their friends on the other side of the falls do.
Why is that?
The stretch below the falls and Doddamakli should be first grade water to test out such a rod.
Ready and waiting.