Originally Posted by Julian Grattidge
Does anybody have any info on the above rod makers?
Picked up a lovely little split cane rod made by them, and looking for a little more info. On the blank it states 'Palace 8'.
It's 8ft 2 piece and is going to be sweeeeeeeet for stalking and surface fishing.
It was sold as being a carp rod but it could well be a salmon rod or heavy spinning rod - possibly the latter going off the reel seating.
Any info appriciated - will add a pic when I get a sec.
I was browsing for information on an old rod of mine that I bought, I think in the mid to late 1950s with the possibility of perhaps having it repaired.The rod in question being the 'Palace 8' by Forshaws of Liverpool.I suppose it's possible if yours has a fixed reel seating, that by the sound of it is towards the lower part of the handle, it was sold as a salmon or spinning rod, unless someone customized it. I bought mine brand new with the adjustable floating reel securing 'collars' that the majority of rods were fitted with in those days.The rod was advertised and bought as a Pike Livebait Rod, and saw many seasons use as just that, as I never used to deadbait back then. It last saw service doubling as a pier rod back in 1965 when I had to go 'fish for my supper' to catch a few mackerel to sell around the caravan park so as to put some bread and tea on the table, but that's another story!!
Lovely rod,did what you asked of it!