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I am refurbishing an Aspinal split cane rod and also an ABU Mark 6 Feralite zoom; both used mottled whipping silk; in the case of the Aspinal orange and yellow and in the ABU orange and black; does anyone know where I may be able to source such whipping thread or at least something like them?
Many thanks, Peter
 

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Mottled threads are often called Jasper over here ,but the Americans call it Twist. Those two words will help with searches, however Hopkins and Holloway stock some, but I'd call them.... the site is a bit duff and doesn't list all their stock.

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Did you mean Aspindales, rather than Aspinall ? I haven't heard of them.


If so, I have several Aspindale rods and photos of several more and could suggest some accurate alternatives.
 
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absolutely right Aspindale it should have been; my keyboard and I ...... never the best of friends

I have the "Swiftdale" in beautiful condition except I have had to refit a wonky butt section ferrule and it would be lovely to closely match if poss the thread on the rod.

Thanks very much for your help :)
 

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I think the Swiftdale is a fairly late rod from them. Does it have a transfer type logo of an angler playing a fish? It may also have some of the finest handwriting I've ever seen on rods....so consistent I get the feeling the same person did all the rods.

Peter Aspindale only retired a few years back and is still seen at the Redditch tackle fairs by all accounts.


The worst case scenario is that you have to whip up to your ferrule with clear silk and paint the speckled finish on by hand. It doesn't look as bad as it sounds. Honest !
 
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good idea! I may just whip the ferrule with near matching silk; I have a stock from years ago and then stipple it with diluted black paint; it won't be exact but more than acceptable.

You are right in that it does have a logo of an angler playing a fish and the rod is beautifull finished; like all my cane rods I enjoy taking them out occasionally, matched of course with a period reel.

Peter
 
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If you wish to be "authentic" then find mottled/speckled whipping thread. Me and my mates in the 70s thought they looked totally naff!!!

I think time has proved us right.


Use a nice red or a subtle shade to compliment the colour of the rod.
 

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Peter

I have had a dig about in my fishing 'bits' and come up with a half-filled small spool of orange/black whipping thread, and a spool of red/black thread, both of which date back to the late seventies. If they are any use to you pm me your address and I'll stick them in the post

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If you wish to be "authentic" then find mottled/speckled whipping thread. Me and my mates in the 70s thought they looked totally naff!!!

I think time has proved us right.


Use a nice red or a subtle shade to compliment the colour of the rod.

Well not all rods had Twist or Jasper, as it is sometimes called, the simplest way is to look here to see what was origainally used.....


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Not all the rods are original, but many are.

Marco and Milwards used Jasper a lot, as did Sealey. Some of it is very hard to get hold of now...never chuck it out...even a few inches might help someone replace a lost intermediate whip on a treasured old friend.
 
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