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Rod builder??

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.
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.
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.

Another vote for Dave Lumb - sensible pricing and easy to deal with
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.