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Rod builder??

#2
Dave Lumb - I've got several specialist rods he has built and I've always been more than happy with his work. He also done quite a few rod repairs and alterations for me for very reasonable rates. He's probably not the man to go to if you want something bling, but for something a practical and understated rod he is your man.

http://www.dlst.co.uk/
 
#10
On the contrary he has built me two very servicable rods and done a lot of rebuild and repair jobs for me. He is a gifted craftsman but obviously exhibits his most eye catching work on his website.
Thanks Martin, and I'm 100% sure you're right re. exhibiting most eye catching examples of work. Well thanks lads, enough for me to be getting on with (got to yet decide exactly what I want, and what exactly I want it for i.e. to do). BTW. Tom/Steve.... yeah, I've heard great things about Mark Tunley's work.
ATBA
 
#11
I can recommend John Hutchinson. No nonsense builds on new Harrison blanks and good quality refurbs. Knows a lot about all sorts of rods....last rod I had built by him was specifically for short range roach fishing...a delicate glass fly blank, just the job.

Brilliant price too!

If anyone wants his number please PM me.
 
#13
Dave Lumb - I've got several specialist rods he has built and I've always been more than happy with his work. He also done quite a few rod repairs and alterations for me for very reasonable rates. He's probably not the man to go to if you want something bling, but for something a practical and understated rod he is your man.

http://www.dlst.co.uk/
Another vote for Dave Lumb - sensible pricing and easy to deal with
 
#16
Although I’ve not had a set of barbel rods built by them, I have used Cotswolds rods to build 3 sets of carp rods, fantastic quality and a vast range of blanks available, my original r1’s have seen over 500 nights since I purchased them 8 years ago and they have never let me down.