Barder Rod Co Chris Yates ‘The Merlin’ 11′ 2-piece Avon rod.

In 100% as-new unused mint condition, with its made to measure aluminium case. Completed in 2014.


Our most popular Avon rod since its conception in 1991/1992, we always intended the Merlin to be the best modern interpretation of the classic Avon rod and this is a superbly elegant example, with every possible refinement present.

It is whipped throughout with varnish-impregnated transparent Perrivale shade 684 dark green silk with matching intermediate whippings.

The rings are superb quality hard chrome plated stand-offs, with matching ‘Amberfin’ butt and tip rings with clear centres. The hook keeper ring is secured with our hand forged nickel silver strap.

The 24” flor grade cork handle has a slightly elongated ‘onion’ shaped top and aircraft grade aluminium fittings throughout.The snug fitting nickel silver ferrule has a very attractive and unusual Laburnum wood and cork stopper.

This rod has a unique made to measure Barder Rod Co aluminium case.

Suitable for 4 – 6 pounds breaking strain reel lines and casting weights up to 1 oz.

Test Curve: 1 pound.