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explosive

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A custom made 13ft waggler rod by Terry Smith, £15 is it worth it ? your view on this will be welcome.
 

Simon R

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If it's the Terry Smith from Sheffield of Anglers World fame (and not the bloke from next door but one who happens to share his name :p ) then £15 is a steal. Most of his rods were constructed from the blanks produced by North Western Blanks (Manchester area) who I believe ceased trading quite some time ago and some are very sought after.
He was producing long rods for heavy feeder fishing long before Preston started selling the Dutchmaster - a rod which wasn't a patch on his version - or at least so he told me at an Anglers World roadshow once:unsure:

I'm not familiar with his waggler rods but I would imagine that, since many of his rods were designed for the big lakes of Ireland and Denmark, catching big weights of bream and roach, it'll be a fairly powerful rod. Personally I'd snap the sellers hand off - even if you don't like it I'll guarantee you'll get more than fifteen quid for it if you sell it on(y)

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Ken the Pacman

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As Simon says above the original blanks were Shannonvale supplied by North Western Blanks in Leigh the later ones were Tricast either way they are quality rods that retailed at a high price in the 80s/90s
 
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