My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

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My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by Gurn » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:25 pm

OK fellas, I have finally finished the restoration of my bargain Lucky Strike. As it is the first time I have attempted this, some of the methods I have employed have been a bit makeshift to say the least, but I am pleased to have brought a rod back from the dead to a fishable condition. I have recorded the whole restoration and published it on my blog. The post can be found using the following link.......

http://theintrepidpiscator.blogspot.com ... tiona.html

There will also be a link back to this thread. :thumb:

Also, if anyone has an original Allcocks bag for this rod, which they may part with.....let's talk! :hat:
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Re: My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by MGs » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:35 pm

An excellent job and a great write up. I'm just waiting for supplies from Hopkins and Holloway to arrive before tackling mine (yellow and black). I agree with you, D grade thread looks more authentic.

I hope you enjoy using yours as much as I have mine

Once again, well done :thumb:
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Re: My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by J.T » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:51 pm

Well done Gurn, that looks top mate. :thumb:
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Re: My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by SeanM » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:53 pm

Lovely job Gurn. One thing that was recommended to me was to finish blued ferrules with Jade Oil. I buy mine from Peter Dyson in Holmefirth. I small can isn't expensive and you can do loads of rods with it. The oil dries to a nice silk sheen and is pretty durable.
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Re: My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by Mark » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:40 pm

What a lovely job Gurn, that's a real nice job you’ve done there. :thumb:
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Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:51 pm

Top Class Mate!! :hat:
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Re: My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by Haydn Clarke » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:37 pm

Yes, very nice job, Gurn. A rod to treasure.

Sean, I've never used the Jade oil, as I prefer to laquer the ferruls. I might well try it on my next job, though, as I've been meaning to try it on brass for about the past ten years, but strangely never got round to it. Did you use the Liberon stuff? Odd that they still do it as they've pulled Tourmaline off the shelf and as far as I know, Jade oil has little other uses that sealing over antiqued brass.

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Re: My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by Gurn » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:59 pm

Thank you for your comments fellas..Hermes your suggestion of the logo template is duly noted, I recall how we were all blown away when it first appeared on PP. Sean, I also intend to buy some Jade Oil, thanks for the tip on a supplier. It has to be said that I would never have even attempted to do this refurb without knowledge accrued by reading this venerable forum, PP and TPBTW. I hope it inspires other refurb virgins to bring a rod back to life, you definitely won't regret it. My next project will be to restore that wicker seat I posted a few weeks back. Once that is done, with the addition of a new pin (any excuse!) I shall have everything I require to catch my first Redmire Gudgeon.
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Re: My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by Tony1964 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:49 pm

Thank you Gurn for your inspiration. What a fine job you have done. I have an old 7ft split cane that is in need of restoration and I shall certainly be re-reading this thread and your "how to guide" many times during the process. I am actually looking forward to the job now!

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Re: My First Rod Refurb...The Lucky Strike

Post by SeanM » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:49 pm

I buy my Jade oil from Peter Dyson:

http://www.peterdyson.co.uk/acatalog/ME ... DUCTS.html

They also do thier own brand brass black which is what I'm using at present.

Their site is a treasure trove of hard to obtain stuff and true traditionalists can also buy spares for their flintlock muskets there as well. :sarcasm:
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