The Constable Wallop Brook 8’3” #6-weight fly rod.
2-piece, staggered ferrule. Built by Edward Barder c1993 on Constable cane. In exceptional condition.
I used this model for many years. Being a one rod river angler most of the time, mine was fished on waters as diverse as the upper Lambourn, Kennet, Usk, and a variety of lakes both for trout and carp on the fly! I didn’t find it too heavy on small streams because it forced me to get close to fish, cast carefully and build good leaders –all more important and useful than trying to cure angling shortcomings with ever lighter fly lines.
If you fish a lot during the mayfly, cast heavy nymphs, frequent windswept valleys, fish for sea trout in smaller streams, know of some nice lake trout and want a smooth, robust rod that’s got all of cane’s charm without concerns of fragility, this is the rod for you.
8’3” staggered ferrule format –tip 54” & butt 45” using select Constable split cane.
Constable splint end waterproof ferrule & split cane extension stopper.
Constable alloy butt cap and sliding reel band mounted on an all cork spacer.
Cigar shaped cork handle.
Hard chrome plated stainless steel American twist snake guides, matching tip ring and Amberfin lined butt ring.
Whipped in varnish impregnated transparent Pearsall’s silk, with fine Burgundy tippings & matching ferrule whippings.
Indian ink inscription: Constable’s Wallop Brook 8’3” #6 . Barder Rod Co. 1993.
Tailor made bag with hanging loop.
Fitted heavy duty alloy case with brass fittings.