Category Archives: Rods

Our blog posts about interesting vintage fishing rods.

Kelson, Oglesby, and Righyni

An unusual call to the northeast of England brought me to a Bruce and Walker collector. Passionate about all things Bruce and Walker he followed his angling heroes Falkus, Oglesby, and Righyni through their angling tales, eventually meeting and fishing with them on many occasions. A collection of 30 mainly unused Bruce and Walker rods […]

Hardy The No. 4 Overhead Palakona rod

This is a 5’ two-piece Hardy Palakona split cane spinning rod, hand-built in Alnwick in 1947. Initially I struggled to find any reference to it at all. Then by luck, in a 1951 price list, it appears in the West Country Spinning rod range but sadly with no images. Numbered 0-4 plus a Steel Centre […]