Jon Henley reviews The Edward Barder Rod Company in The Guardian

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Jon Henley

While you can read the full article in The Guardian at
and watch the video at, we are delighted to share
Jon Henley’s concluding comments.

“… The result, says Edward in very English understatement,
“looks nice”. 
Actually, it’s a work of art as much as a feat of engineering, frighteningly
delicate yet immensely powerful.  It will sell for between £1,400 and
£1,800, and a fisherman seeking perfection will have to wait 18 months for
one.  Looked after, it will last generations.”