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zazzer
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Project

Post by zazzer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:44 am

Hi every one .
I Just got a horrock ibbotson Tonka prince 7 footer 2 piece 2 tips in good condition I want to recondition and fish. It needs a cork handle.
I don’t think I’ll do it my self since I don’t have a lathe to turn it on, I’ve removed the cork. The reel seat is not removed.
Can someone suggest someone to do it?
I guess it’s not much of a rod but it’s got 2 tips and a fast action, I wouldn’t mind using it.
Thanks G

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Re: Project

Post by Joe Fox » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:31 pm

Dennis Menscer in Hancock 607-637-3984
When ever I need work done I go to him.

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Re: Project

Post by narcodog » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:17 pm

Joe Fox wrote:Dennis Menscer in Hancock 607-637-3984
When ever I need work done I go to him.
I'll 2X that

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Re: Project

Post by redietz » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:54 pm

zazzer wrote: I guess it’s not much of a rod but it’s got 2 tips and a fast action, I wouldn’t mind using it.
The Tonka Prince is actually pretty highly thought of among fans of blue collar cane rods. HI has a reputation for being near the bottom of the heap, but the Prince and the Queen are exceptions.
Bob

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Re: Project

Post by turk » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:18 pm

I have a Tonka Prince that was originally a 2\1 that I had refurbished and another tip built for it. The rod is a very nice 5wt in my hands. Well worth the time and money I spent on it. Besides that it hung over a bar I use to frequent in my younger years. :lol:
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Turk

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Re: Project

Post by redietz » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:29 pm

turk wrote: Besides that it hung over a bar I use to frequent in my younger years. :lol:
Now that's a great provenance.
Bob

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Re: Project

Post by zazzer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:58 pm

Good Story.
I see where the Tonka prince is a nice find. Can’t wait to christen it on the beaver kill.
It was worth building a tip for it must be worth a grade A cork handle.
Just wondering Turk, if you changed the seat? I’m not going to, mine has a plastic reel seat and chromed screw and reel foot holders. I guess chromed brass.
I don’t want to obsess over this rod so

I’ll give Dennis a call. Many thanks to you Gentleman

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Re: Project

Post by turk » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Razzer
I didn't do anything with the reel seat . It works great. Good luck with your rod. Dennis is a good place to start.
Regards
Turk

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Re: Project

Post by zazzer » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:37 pm

I got the rod back and am fishing it, first with a 5 wt., which seemed not to load the rod, I used a wf 6 and it's seemed the ticket.
Hearing about silk lines, I would like to fish one on this rod. But what weight?
Everyone says fish it with a 5 wt. But I must say the 5 leaves not loading properly. It’s a fast action rod.
Well I just have to throw some silk lines and see for my self. May be Dennis has silk I could cast.
I’m very happy with it. I enjoy fishing it a lot.

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Re: Project

Post by turk » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:18 am

Nice looking rod. It may be a six wt. in your hands. The guy who rebuilt mine said it was a nice six. For him maybe but not for me.
Enjoy it!
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Turk

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