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    Default Chris Yates' Avocet

    For anyone else interested on E-bay there is one of Chris Yates' old Avocet rods for sale.

    Current bid is a little over £400 but will probably top the grand . . . . .

    Chris Yates Avocet | eBay

    I love the description where it says, "The overall condition of the rod is very good, no sets, nice and straight, nice tight ferrules and finish in good condition considering its past"

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    Go on Peter, you like your cane rods don't ya .

    Not for me !

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    Default Re: Chris Yates' Avocet

    Yes, I do have an affection for them which is why I'm keeping an eye on this one . . . . .

    Not for "silly money" though. . . . . .

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

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    Default Re: Chris Yates' Avocet

    £400 for a stick Noooooooooooooooo
    •The crow may be caged, but its thoughts are in the cornfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jacobs View Post
    Yes, I do have an affection for them which is why I'm keeping an eye on this one . . . . .

    Not for "silly money" though. . . . . .
    I've no idea about cane rods Peter, but I would imagine if that provenance is correct the rod will sell for a lot of money, in fact it'll more than likely be removed due to being no longer for sale as a lot of these expensive items do.
    Good luck if you do decide to go for it ! .

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    Default Re: Chris Yates' Avocet

    Built-cane butt... nah.
    Now, if it were the whole-cane butted beauty that's on a £500 buy-it-now...


    ...I still couldn't afford even the bag.


    There are going to be two very happy new owners, I think. Try getting one built now for £500!

    Hang it, I've only just realised how much I've always wanted one!

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    Default Re: Chris Yates' Avocet

    Never have understood why people would pay ridiculous amounts of money for some one elses hand me downs. How many people have owned this rod before Chris Yates.
    What makes it so special, it as only a rod that as been used to catch fish.

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    Default Re: Chris Yates' Avocet

    I already own one, in fact I 'ave a set of them

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    Default Re: Chris Yates' Avocet

    Nice to hang on the wall in the study perhaps, but little interest in wielding something like this in anger.

    Does it really make that much difference that Yates owned it?

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    Default Re: Chris Yates' Avocet

    Quote Originally Posted by terry m View Post

    Does it really make that much difference that Yates owned it?
    It certainly will make a huge difference to the price.


    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

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