Harrison 13’ GTI match identification

Lucky Strike

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I’ve just got hold of a lovely Harrison GTI match rod. The tip is not spliced yet it has a fast, tippy action very much like spliced tip rods I’ve got. Light as a feather, it has a curious slight upwards ‘set’ to the tip section. The last ring on the middle section I.e. the ring next to the large butt ring is uncharacteristically small, it’s the same size as the small tip section rings.
I have no idea of the year of this rod or whether it is all original, it looks mint. Hoping someone can give me some info on it. 382A0ACD-61AA-4E53-9ECE-94A1C170F223.jpeg
 

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Ken the Pacman

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It is a standard GTI match rod they did spliced tips as well as the tubular version you have the seymo rings are normal for that rod which would be around 1990 with the later silver graphics.
The set in the tip may be from poor storage for many years but the rods were whipped so the spine of the section was inline with the rod rings so it will still be useable.
 

warrington63

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I had the 12' and 13' spliced tip GTI rods, mine had the gold writing on them, possibly purchased late 80's
 

trotter2

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Comes in hollow and spliced tip versions. Sometimes you do get a slight upwards set in the tips. It happen in the manufacturing when the tip is pulled out of the mandrel. That was the problems manufactures had with early hollow rods. And the reason why spliced tips were first produced. Its unlikely carbon would take a permanent set in storage not like split cane or fibreglass.
 
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