In very good condition and stored correctly, it is three piece with a detachable handle, light straw cane with burgundy close whipped low bells rings, nice and tight suction ferrule joints with turned wood oversize stopper and keeper ring, rod dated 1998, polished fruitwood reel seat, nickel silver screw winch fittings and black rubber button. The intermediate rings are hard chromed stainless steel bridge pattern, as is the butt ring, which has a grey aluminium oxide centre. The tip ring is nickel silver with a particularly nice agate centre. The rod is rated for reel lines of 4 – 8 lbs BS and has a quick, progressive through action. It would be suitable for refined barbel fishing, chub, tench and big perch.
If you are looking at an Edward Barder rod then I presume you know what you are looking at and do not need reminding that Barder is the Rolls Royce of rod building and someone the British are proud to call one of their own!
Whether you are buying this rod to use, collect or just as an investment it will be a pleasure to hold and to own!