Warner of Redditch patent 1887 reel fitting on greenheart spliced drop ring fly rod
This is a rare early J E Warner of Redditch 15’- 3 piece greenheart salmon fly rod with spliced joints complete with spare tip, Warner’s Patent No 5871 adjustable reel fitting dates 1887, few of these ever seen.
The rod was rebuilt some years ago to fish. Shaped greenheart handle, brass reel fittings, and engraved butt cap showing cross spears logo and Warner details.
Red rubber button, unusually a drop ring is fitted above and below the spliced joints. Splice protector pegs are intact. This is a rare rod, to fish or display and comes with a fitted cloth bag.