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    Graham, I agree with your comment about a brass thread, except that at 2.35 I would EXPECT it to have one.

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    MMmmm, me too. I like the look of the Fox one, but it doesn't allow a sideways strike.

    The old butterfly rests take some beating.

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    Johns a nice guy. Phoned him a couple years back over the availabilty of some products and we talked for a while. I use his rod rests and find them very good even without the brass thread. A nice guy like that can have my money any day. Better than some out there thats for sure.

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    "A nice guy like that can have my money any day."

    I'm a nice guy too, don't you think Stu?








    I'll take a cheque!!!

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    "I'll take a cheque".

    You're not my father in disguise are you?.

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    You're not going to get a brass thread for that sort of money, look at it logically, one moulding, one operation = cheap.

    Factor in a brass thread and a plastic moulding which have to be attached to each other and the cost rockets.

    It's also completely unnecessary, I've had some of JRs similar products for quite a while, they certainly don't owe me anything.

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    Not necessarily John. The Fox one, about the same price, has a stainless thread, which according to pundits, is more expensive than brass.

    I too have some John Roberts back rest rod grippy things, some luminous too. They're ok, but I would like to keep unscrewing them.

    I would have thought that the total cost of materials for a plastic and brass rod rest would be in the region of - - - - - - - 20 - 30p max

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    Not really talking about the cost of the brass Jeff, just the extra operations involved in production.

    Country of origin will make a big difference too.

    I've had some in the past that were brass threaded with plastic/nylon/rubber tops and didn't like them, they always developed some movement between the two materials after a while.

    I leave mine attached to the banksticks so screwing/ unscrewing is not a problem.

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