Walker Bampton of Alnwick Patent rod former

This attractive canvas-covered wood rod former or protector just came into stock.

Measuring 41” long, the inner wooden D-shaped former is drilled to take the rod sections.

A leather cap with brass buckle holds the brass rod butt spear in a little hinged flap pocket as part of the removable cap. Two nickel oval plates are riveted to the canvas side, one stamped “JJS Walker Bampton Makers Alnwick” the other “Patent Applied For”.

The rod is a short split cane bamboo fly rod with one tip shorter than the other.

More of a brook rod than a river model with its brass fitting, it looks all the world like a 1900-20’s creation.

Really attractive display piece for any collection, click here to view our listing.