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Old 24-01-2008, 04:58 PM
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Question Forshaws of Liverpool - Rodmakers

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.

J
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Old 24-01-2008, 05:14 PM
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cant say ive heard of forshaws of liverpool.had a scout about on the web mate but cant really find anything!
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Just drop Bally a line Julian.
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Hi!

Richard Forshaw was a tackle wholesaler in Liverpool, supplying just about everything from 6d packet of split shot to rods & reels. I don't think they actually made rods, but had them made by several rod-makers and added them to their catalogue.

I used to deal with them (as a fishing shop) back in the sixties & seventies (ugh) At that time there were ft wholesalers everywhere, but they mostly fizzled out in the 80s.

I wish I still had half the cane rods I have owned!

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Nice one Jim, cheers for that.

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omg i used top buy my maggots in there when i was a kid ! there was a chap in there that used to re -whip rods but as to whether they produced them i dont know.



just thinking back now,.....used to buy hooks by the 20 in little square cardboard boxes with tissue paper in them
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I had still have a Forshaw's float rod bright orange one,no good for the tackle tarts of today I will take a few pics of it at weekend its stuck in loft at the moment
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Look forward to seeing the pics.

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Hi!

Richard Forshaw was a tackle wholesaler in Liverpool, supplying just about everything from 6d packet of split shot to rods & reels. I don't think they actually made rods, but had them made by several rod-makers and added them to their catalogue.

I used to deal with them (as a fishing shop) back in the sixties & seventies (ugh) At that time there were ft wholesalers everywhere, but they mostly fizzled out in the 80s.

I wish I still had half the cane rods I have owned!

Regards

Jim
where was your fishing shop jim
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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.

J
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!
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