Ended Original super ultegra

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Fishkins

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Has anyone got any Shimano super ultegra 1550 ( the first one 30+ years old now ) top kits , broken poles or odd sections hanging around in the loft , shed , garage or even the cupboard under the stairs.
I have two limited addition super ultegra poles 2 of only 100 made.
One has the Allan Scothorn certificate , number 89 if I can remember right. I wonder were the other 98 are . They were painted silky silver grey. They are exactly the same as the original blue & black mk1 . So please go and have a look in all the nooks and crannies and I can cross your palm / palms with coinage
 

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I have 2 Stradics from the same period, I am sure they made off same mandrel,
 

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Have you any top kits you might want to part with?
What a silly question, if you did they really need to stay with the pole and never parted .
 

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I have the full pole , plus 2 top kits , you would need to get a confirmed answer on the sections to be sure , what type topkits are yours pal ?
 

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They are the original top 3’s very thin and meant for silvers only but I’ve been catching big fish on it and on the odd occasion lots of them , up to 17 pound by putting black hydro though just a top 2
( 3rd & 2nd )it works a treat for me.
 

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Not the super Ultegra but I do have three of the Shimano Iltegra competition 1400’s. The originals with the burgundy 14 section. Your 30+ year old Super will have been blue in colour will it not ? I know my mate had a Super many years ago I could ask him tomorrow. Forum member Stephanie on here has two full ultegras and I don’t know how many top kits. You could PM Stephanie and ask for advice etc. Other than that there are a few come up on eBay from time to time
 

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Yes they are blue and yes please mate ask your butty . I’ve been looking for ages/ years even but now I’ve joined the drowner’s I’m sure I’ll find what I’m looking for.
The hunt is on. Thanks again
Stephanie you say??
 

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I have one....interested?. pm me ......bought new in 1994( I think ) 1.4K I paid for it
 

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if your looking for top kits, a tackle shop might be able to match something to it from a generic kit. I got my father an older Tricast Aristocrat pole, and my local tackle shop sorted me out with a spare kit. They had to trip a few cms off the kit with a dremel to get it to fit, but its perfect serviceable (doesn't match visibly, but its no big deal to me)
 

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Yes they are blue and yes please mate ask your butty . I’ve been looking for ages/ years even but now I’ve joined the drowner’s I’m sure I’ll find what I’m looking for.
The hunt is on. Thanks again
Stephanie you say??
Mate says his young lad is using it now. Sorry. I did ask. 😩.

Yes. Stephanie on this forum. 👍
 

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Mate says his young lad is using it now. Sorry. I did ask. 😩.

Yes. Stephanie on this forum. 👍
Thanks for time and effort 👍
Very happy that it’s in the hands of a youngster .
I thought fishing for some top kits would be easy, but no, I’ve only had 3 bites . One went straight under I missed it , the second was a very shy lift, I waited for one more indication , it didn’t come.
The third bite sailed away , I’ve struck, set the hook and it’s on. A calm drift away to the middle off the lake( a very big natural water surrounded by forestry with no carp just a few female pike)
This might take a while I’m on very light gear and it feels like a big wisely tench ( a coupe of top 3’s and some good sections) I’m in no rush , it’s a beautiful day I’m not going to get many bites today with this bright sky and cold wind . So I’ll be patient and wait until he’s ready 😏
I’ll come back tomorrow and fish this swim ( maggot Drowners) again , hopefully it might be a bit warmer tomorrow and I get a few fish ( sections / top kits ).
Let’s concentrate on getting this one in , its not in the net ( bag ) yet
The art of fishing 1. Don’t frighten your quarry.
No2 ?
 
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