Friday, October 14, 2011

Talking of rings

Coincidentally, after me writing about big rings, Steve Harrison posted a video explaining why they fit Kigan rings to the factory built rods.

What Steve says about weight is why I fit them when asked for 50mm butt ring sets. But I don't think they are as nicely finished as Fujis. The edges of the Kigan frames are not rounded over to the same degree, which is only a concern for a rod builder I suppose. Kigans are, however, a lot better than similar looking rings fitted to many off-the-peg rods that I frequently get asked to replace for people, the rings being either bent or the centres missing or cracked.