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Way to go, Gerard, and Travis too!

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The CLA Game Fair International Open Spey Casting Championship Sponsored by Open Fences Media

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1st Gerrard Downey (Ireland) 70.63
2nd Travis Johnson (USA) 62.59
3rd Andrew Toft (Scotland) 62.25

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does anyone knows, the length and weight of the rod been used at this event?that is just amazing!!! but I still think ,the record achieve 110 years ago was most Impressive ,giving the technology at the time.Congratulations to the champion..
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Hi Longrodangler

The rod used was a 17 foot 11 inch 10/11 Carron rod, the rod used back in the day was a 21 footer.

Travis Johnson 2nd place, Gerard Downey 1st place W.R., James Chalmers with the Winning Rod Manufacturers trophy for Carron Rod & Case Company.

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A very BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Gerard and to Travis. Setting a new world record for Gerard was tremendous. He just keeps getting harder to reach every year. Travis's second place showing in his first 18' comp was superb. He has come a very long way in a short time. He will be scary good next year.
Way to go guys, you did real good!

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Congratulations to Gerard on what must have been an epic moment to witness. His technique is pure magic to watch and witness. Nice work Gerard and try not to get too many speeding tickets...
Nice work Rip! You are amazing to watch and you have a great future ahead of you brudda...
And thank you to James for the great posts and your guidance for these amazing talents...
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