Saturday, 10 June 2017

Recent work - Drennan rod repair / carbon wrapping a rod break, repairing cork handle.

Drennan rod repair, re-ringing and carbon wrapping with a cork handle repair all in one with this one ! See this post and many more on my facebook page, don't forget to give me a 'like' please ! Thank you. Dave

Trafford Tackle Repairs carbon wrapping and rod break repairing !









Friday, 9 June 2017

Some recent repair shots . . . . . .

Drennan rod repair, re-ringing and carbon wrapping with a cork handle repair all in one with this one ! See this post and many more on my facebook page, don't forget to give me a 'like' please ! Thank you. Dave

Trafford Tackle Repairs carbgon wrapping and rod break repairing !









Monday, 3 April 2017

2017 Reel Servicing Prices Including return delivery.

 2017: Mail order reel servicing & prices.

As I've been offering this for a while now I thought it best to update the site with some details for those of you that are not - so - local to Manchester !

You can purchase services through ebay !
(see my listings here: My Current eBay listings  )
 
You of course, have paypal's guarantee that your payment is secure whichever way you decide. So it works like this:

1. You purchase a 'buy it now' for the amount of reels you want
serviced by using the drop down menu on eBay.

2. You send your reels to me using a service of your choosing. (try parcel2go for prices)

Send to: D Kelly. 19 Strathmere Ave. Stretford. Manchester. M320DR.
 (Callers by appointment please phone)

3. I service the reels, pack them and send them back to you, within 7
days, returned using a signed for courier service.

The prices are for servicing ONLY and do not include parts.

I use a signed for courier service which  requires that you sign for it.
The return time is normally 2 working/weekdays, you will be provided
with tracking information for your parcel. Upon receiving your reel(s) I
would generally be able to turn them around for you in 7 days,
please try to allow for this, if I can do them quicker I will, if you
want to check, ring me before ordering. 07784 100 752


To Pay: Simplest way is to either buy through eBay or just call text or email me with your PayPal email address and I'll send you an invoice.





Friday, 17 March 2017

Follow me on Facebook !

If you didn't already know, you can also find me on Facebook !

Just go here :

Rod Building & Repairs in Manchester !

Where you can see regular shots of reel servicing as it happens ! well, nearly ;)

But you do get to see what the innards of your reels really look like, before and after one of my thorough services which are still ONLY £15 PER REEL ! 

That's LESS THAN HALF  of what Tackle Box charge, cheaper than Felindre
and Shimano's own service department and Daiwa's !

See for yourself how thorough my servicing is and why people come back to me time after time and bring me the reels other people WON'T SERVICE !

Plus you can see examples of my rod building work and customisations and bespoke work such as handle conversions, rebuilds, re-whipping, replacing broken chipped rings and fixing breaks on rods, poles and reels !

Latest handle conversions from cork to full duplon !


And MORE !!!

 Recent posts  . . . . . . . . .

Harrison 12' 6'' Ballista rebuilds  . . . . . . . .



Wilson signature series handle conversions  . . . . . . . .


From full cork to full duplon  . . . . . . . . . 


And repairs to even the oldest of big name natch reels from days gone by!
Mitchell match 440a baffle plate repairs  . . . . . . . . 


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Some new additions to the hand made swingtip range !

Some lovely new swingtips just off the twirly swing tip machine in the shape of 8'' fibreglass with twin flouro coloured bands & they look great ! Possibly by best to date and no increase in price either ! Check out the images below and also the new 10 '' Carbon fibre adjustable weight swing tips which are fantastic!


 Great new flouro thread colours for better visibility !


The bottom ring is also now done in matching thread colour and looks great ! 


 The new colours are brighter and look great in their ' twin band ' format !


Each swing tip comes with it's own set of 3 proper swing tip rubbers and an adapter, still post free !


The new adjustable weight swing tips are a superb addition to the range
and cover just about every condition you might come up against on a session!



Again, made with a matching ring whipping colour to the tip.  
 


At 10'' long these adjustable swing tips are perfect for those larger waters 
and anywhere that is open to the elements or catches the wind, the adjustable weight is around 5grams and can be positioned anywhere from right up to the single leg ring, meaning it has virtually no effect on the tip for very sensitive bites, or slid all the way down to combat tow on the water and choppy waves. 



Each swing tip comes with its own set of 'proper' Trev Tomlin style swing tip rubbers in light, medium and heavy strengths, plus a screw in adapter. 


You can see just how much adjustment you have along the length of the swing tip in this image, possible more adjustment than any other tip that's been sold in the UK, and don't forget, these tips are all individually HAND MADE  in the U.K
with pride ! 

Sunday, 13 November 2016

A new addition to my custom made range..............

After quite a few requests and some consulting with a few folks over design and spec's I have started making some butt bite indicators, another great little indicator for those occasions, such as windy days, or really tight swims for example, when fishing a swing-tip isn't as practical.

Measuring about 10'' overall, but based on an 8'' blank as my 'standard size'  swingtips are, this is a tidy looking little bit of kit.

The rod clips are black plastic coated sprung steel and come in 3 sizes, 6-10mm, 10-14mm & 12- 16mm, covering virtually any coarse fishing rod, and can be fished down or up the rod.

 The fibreglass blank is smooth finished with a 12mm ceramic lined single leg ring whipped on to the end, giving easy line passage for casting and smooth bite indication with little friction. The coloured end is approx' 45mm long and whipped in rod building thread for brightness and long lasting colour, it is triple whipped and coated in 3 coats of rod building epoxy to add some weight to the tip for stability to combat wind and wave motion, without compromising bite sensitivity.

The single leg 12mm ring has a  ceramic center that will last a lifetime with any type of mono or braid.


Available from ebay here: Butt bite indicators on eBay UK  or directly from me
by copy/pasting this link into your browser: paypal.me/rodbuilder/14.99
don't forget to let me know which colour you want, available in bright red, bright orange & bright yellow.














Sunday, 16 October 2016

Reel servicing including return courier delivery !

 2017: Mail order reel servicing & prices.

As I've been offering this for a while now I thought it best to update the site with some details for those of you that are not - so - local to Manchester !

You can purchase services through ebay !
(see my listings here: My Current eBay listings  )
 
You of course, have paypal's guarantee that your payment is secure whichever way you decide. So it works like this:

1. You purchase a 'buy it now' for the amount of reels you want
serviced by using the drop down menu on eBay.

2. You send your reels to me using a service of your choosing. (try parcel2go for prices)

Send to: D Kelly. 19 Strathmere Ave. Stretford. Manchester. M320DR.
 (Callers by appointment please phone)

3. I service the reels, pack them and send them back to you, within 7
days, usually returned using a signed for courier service.

The prices are for servicing ONLY and do not include parts.

I use a signed for courier service which  requires that you sign for it.
The return time is normally 2 working/weekdays, you will be provided
with tracking information for your parcel. Upon receiving your reel(s) I
would generally be able to turn them around for you in 7 days,
please try to allow for this, if I can do them quicker I will, if you
want to check, ring me before ordering. 07784 100 752


To Pay: Simplest way is to either buy through eBay or just call text or email me with your PayPal email address and I'll send you an invoice.