Barder Rod Co Richard Walker MK IV Carp & Avon -our ultimate pair.

A stunning, unique and unused pair of 10’ 2-piece split cane rods c2011. SALE PENDING

£3,800.00

Ordered on the 12th of March 2009 and completed on the 4th of January 2011, this is a unique and very beautiful pair of rods –built perfectly to scale and to the highest possible specification.

The Richard Walker MK IVs need no introduction, but it is certainly telling that they are the only rods we make that we didn’t design ourselves. There are so many times when one really doesn’t need rod longer than 10’, and these light, handy and proven classics are the best of their kind. It’s worth reading Richard Walker’s wonderfully evocative accounts of his and his friends’ early carp fishing exploits just to whet your appetite for these rods.

Richard Walker MK IV Carp 10’ 2-piece.

Specification.

Hand-made split cane blank.

25” long Flor grade cork handle with an onion-shaped top.

Nickel silver butt cap, sliding reel bands & shoulder collar.

Reinforced nickel silver splint end waterproof ferrule, with an Olive wood and cork stopper.

Amberfin butt and tip rings with Sapphrite Laurels lightweight M78 hard chrome plated intermediate bridge rings.

Hook keeper ring secured by a hand-forged nickel silver strap.

Whipped throughout with Burgundy silk.

Inscribed with Indian ink – The Richard Walker MK IV Carp.

Flawless yacht varnish finish throughout.

Tailor made cotton rod bag.

Test curve: 1½ pounds.

Casting weights: up to 1½ ounces.

Reel lines: 6 – 10 pounds breaking strain.

Price: £1,900

Richard Walker MK IV Avon 10’ 2-piece.

Specification.

All components of this rod are perfectly scaled down from the Carp version, including the hand-made split cane blank which is, as per Richard Walker’s instructions, a 10% reduction of the Carp.

24” long Flor grade cork handle with an onion-shaped top.

Nickel silver butt cap, sliding reel bands & shoulder collar.

Reinforced nickel silver splint end waterproof ferrule, with an Olive wood and cork stopper.

Amberfin butt and tip rings with Sapphrite Laurels lightweight M78 hard chrome plated intermediate bridge rings.

Hook keeper ring secured by a hand-forged nickel silver strap.

Whipped throughout with Burgundy silk.

Inscribed with Indian ink – The Richard Walker MK IV Avon.

Flawless yacht varnish finish throughout.

Tailor made cotton rod bag.

Test curve: 1 pound.

Casting weights: up to 1 ounce.

Reel lines: 4 – 8 pounds breaking strain.

Price: £1,900

All pre-owned rods supplied by us are issued with a specially printed and individually signed and dated certificate of ownership.