Bruce and Walker Walker 16'6" Rod #9/10£950.00 £710.00
The Walker range of rods were named after the original company founder, Mr Ken Walker. He helped Brian Potter, his son-in-law, with the design and collaboration, testing the prototypes, etc., over a two-three year period. The original Walker rods that he designed were always our most popular and best selling models of their day, and we wanted to get back to that traditional, Spey casting, perfecting the art of delicate presentation of the fly and Spey casting technique, that seemed to be lacking with the faster and faster, lighter rods coming in from the Far East. And we knew, sadly, that this may well be our last collaboration with Ken, as he is in his late eighties and becoming a very old gentleman. We saw it as a fitting tribute to him. And it is wonderful to see that all our Scottish ghillies have fallen in love with the Walker rods. This is because they have the technique and practise to use the rods correctly. Slow down the casting and let the rod do the work for you. It is perfect for the “lazy” fisherman – and Ken will readily admit he was a lazy fisherman! – you must relax and let the rod do all the work. You can then fish all day with ease. It doesn’t matter about the weight of a rod – as long as it has that balance and power, the weight of it is totally irrelevant. Quite a few ghillies enjoy the 16’6” because it is a forgiving rod and you can feel everything through to the handle – likewise the 14’6”. But the powerhouse of the trio is the 15’6” model. Standard Specification As standard, the Walker rods are finished in classic olive green, with deep olive green whipping . There is a hint of subtle gold tipping at the ends of joints only. Each rod has two SIC butt rings as standard, and an SIC tip ring. They are fitted with a superior Champagne gold screw winch reel fitting, with cork spacer, and matching Champagne gold end cap and button. As a final flourish, the rods are complemented with a handmade cotton drill rod bag in green, with green grosgrain ribbon ties. Each rod has silver, hand crafted ferrule stoppers. 16'6" #9-10 3 + handle
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