Rod Bags by Ellen Lawrence:

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Re: Rod Bags by Ellen Lawrence:

Post by John M » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:19 pm

Ellen is still making the bags I have ordered one off her today.
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Re: Rod Bags by Ellen Lawrence:

Post by Snape » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:55 pm

What information does she require in order to make one?
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Re: Rod Bags by Ellen Lawrence:

Post by Beresford » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:22 pm

A diagram with measurements and an indication of what colour material and what colour ties you would like. She does tend to cut the fabric a bit large and I wonder if this is to cope with shrinkage later in the life of the bag, assuming you wash it one day or it gets soaked fishing. So when you measure up don't veer to the side of caution as Ellen will do that for you. Alternatively you can send her a bag to copy – I've done that in the past.

She's done some wonderful work for me, especially the replica Sharps bag she made – I was able to buy a brand new label for that bag, which she added. She tapes the open ends of the bag like Hardy's used to – it's a nice detail.

I imagine she buys her fabric via a wholesaler or buys the end of rolls as she doesn't always have every colour in stock so I'd say she probably can't colour match. That written she did buy some pale material for the ties as I wanted pale not black ones on my Sharpes bags. If you want a hanging loop you must specify that. I asked for the same fabric 'as per my previous order' but it had all been used up, so I had to choose another colour.

She did send me sample when I asked for khaki as that can mean different things to different people. If you don't mind a little wait she does fabulous work and I throughly recommend her. Her prices are very good. I've not asked her but I suspect she could sew in a little pocket for the ferrule stopper(s) if you wanted that, perhaps with a velcro or popper stud closure. I think she must have made me at least eight bags now, if not more. I like to have spares of all my bags, which reminds me I need to ask her to make me a bag for some landing net arms.
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Re: Rod Bags by Ellen Lawrence:

Post by Paul D » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:06 pm

Isn't it lovely that were still able to get things like bags made, well done Ellen and thank you :Hat:
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Re: Rod Bags by Ellen Lawrence:

Post by Black Prince » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:14 pm

Yes she is wonderful I have two for my carp rods and a landing net pole beautiful work they are in burgundy I need another I will have to get the measurements to her :Ok: mike

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Re: Rod Bags by Ellen Lawrence:

Post by Rojj » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:56 pm

I second all the positive comments about Ellen's rod bags. Just received two myself. Works of art!.
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