Chris Yates ‘The Bishop’ 11′ split cane carp rod.

Made by the Barder Rod Co in 2016. In unused as-new condition.


This rod has been stored in ideal conditions and has remained unused since it was made in 2016. It is in perfect new condition.

The blank is perfectly straight (of course) and you can almost feel its energy, so desperate is it to flex its fibres. As I never tire of saying, this is the model I use for my carp fishing. It never disappoints me -no rod builder’s remorse.

Its blank is made from flame tempered hand-split Tonkin bamboo, straightened and prepared by hand. It is precision built to a tolerance of +/- one thousandth of an inch.

It is whipped in our classic translucent bottle green Pearsall’s silk, with red tippings to the main whippings, and matching Pearsall’s ‘gossamer’ silk intermediate whippings.

The butt and tip rings are classic Amberfin. The bridge rings are hard chrome plated stainless steel. The hook keeper ring is secured with our hand forged nickel silver strap.

The 26” long flor grade cork handle has an elegant ‘onion’ shaped top and finely knurled nickel silver fittings throughout.

The snug-fitting nickel silver ferrule has a hardwood and cork stopper.

Suitable for 8 -12 pounds breaking stain reel lines and casting weights up to 1¾ oz.

Test Curve: 1¾ pounds.

It’s unused, mint and won’t require a two and a half year wait. If you like, you can buy it right now.