These are the detailed pages designed to accompany items on show at Fly Fest Scotland 2018.
J S Sharpe were a relatively modern company established in Aberdeen in 1920. They are best known for their “Scottie” range of two-piece rods but they also made a three piece, “The Aberdeen”, considered to be their highest quality offering in the mid-fifties. These impregnated rods were produced after the war, pre-war rods being distinguished by the use of intermediate wraps and hand scripted information. Sharpe's method of impregnating rods with a phenolic resin was so respected that Leonard used Sharpe's blanks for their “Duracane” range and Orvis developed their own parallel method of impregnation. Sharpe's made cane rods into the 1980’s when the method and branding were sold. Though the brand has changed hands more than once, “Scottie” rods are still available to buy.