|An image which is unable to do justice to this remarkable piece|
of angling history
Last night I was reduced to a gibbering mess by a gift that my entire family had collectively purchased for me. A Richard Walker Mk IV, 10' split cane rod by B James & Son London, England (1959). Something which I have dreamt of on many occasions yet have never had the means to acquire - a truly wonderful surprise.
I don't know when I'll next be out, but you can rest assured that this iconic rod will not be hidden away but, instead, be put through its' paces as I seek to add my own stories to the history of this rod. I've been trying to discover what reel Dick Walker had used when he caught Clarrisa, my copy of Still Water Angling shows Pete Thomas and others of that era all using Mitchell 300's at Redmire.
|The man himself - Dick Walker poses with "Clarrisa" at Redmire Pool|
The source of inspiration for my generation of anglers - a true angling legend.