“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ever heard of a "Poachers Rod" ? Now you have.

From the posting on EBay: I have heard them called "Poacher's Rods" for obvious reasons.  Probably British in origin, but no markings I can find.  Handle grip appears to be nickel silver covered with very worn leather.  The shaft of the walking cane slips off to reveal a collapsing rod.  I have not attempted to open rod to it's full length, so no guarantee that it will work easily.  You will probably need to do a little work on it, but it is a rare piece.  Rod guides appear to be frozen in place but I think they can be twisted into position.

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