19th Century bamboo fishing rod or roach pole - by Sowerbutts

19th Century bamboo fishing rod or roach pole - by Sowerbutts

Code: B10432

Dimensions:

W: 120cm (47.2")H: 90cm (35.4")

RESERVED

19th Century bamboo fishing rod or roach pole
by Sowerbutts, 151 Commercial St. London
5-piece, hollow bamboo with nickel silver butt piece inscribed with makers name, total length over 5m long, displayed on an oak rack
English, circa 1880

90cm H, 120cm W (as displayed on the rack)

Condition: This beautifully preserved roach pole is in wonderful condition, the colour is bright and the surface finish wonderful.  Displayed on a custom built display rack in the style of a 19th Century whip rack. 

A roach pole is used to accurately place bait over a specific spot in the water without having to cast a line.