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    Default ''Old, but still class''.

    I've spent part of the afternoon re-reading some of my old fishing mag's, a real blast from the past, ''Creel'', ''Anglers World'' ''Fishing'' etc.

    They feature many old names, sadly most if not all are long gone. I felt that warm glow just as it was back in the day. Today's stuff just doesn't bear comparison, all adverts if you ask me. Rose coloured glasses, I don't think so.

    Any of the older end feel as I do?

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    I regret dumping every issue of Creel, apart from the No 1 issue that I saved, whilst moving house in the mid 80's along with many others - great stuff, what a prat I am............
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    Default Re: ''Old, but still class''.

    Quote Originally Posted by barbelboi View Post
    great stuff, what a prat I am............
    Old but still class then Jerry
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    Default Re: ''Old, but still class''.

    Specialist Angler, the old publication for the members of the National Assosciation of Specialist Anglers, great articles, top mag, had some interesting pages, one called Snide Rumours and Dirty Lies, made some of the Martin Gay stuff look tame, I vaguely remember a spat someone had with the late Jon Sidley over the way he financed his fishing, got a sneaking feeling it may have been Mr Marsden or Des Taylor, no punches pulled in those pages, great stuff.

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    Default Re: ''Old, but still class''.

    I would totally agree with you no that one Derek.

    These days the magazines are little more than infomercials for one or another sponsored angler to peddle his sponsors wares . . . . .

    The older magazines, Creel etc, and latterly Waterlog being more of an amateur angling advice and story-telling sort of publication.

    I occasionally so glance through one at the airport paper shop but there truly is a limit to how many photos of plates of boilies or pellets one can view at one sitting . . . .

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    Default Re: ''Old, but still class''.

    Possibly a reason for so many mags going to the wall in recent years is because they have all become clones of each other, same names, same fish and same bloody advertisements, Jerry is not the only one to have got rid of mags when moving I did it myself and wish I hadn't.
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    Default Re: ''Old, but still class''.

    The fact is that those older mag's and writer's fanned the flames that were present in us of a certain age, inspiring us if you will. And for that alone I for one will be eternally grateful, as it appears others are too.

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    Default Re: ''Old, but still class''.

    Quote Originally Posted by thecrow View Post
    Possibly a reason for so many mags going to the wall in recent years is because they have all become clones of each other, same names, same fish and same bloody advertisements, Jerry is not the only one to have got rid of mags when moving I did it myself and wish I hadn't.
    My missus tidied up for me and threw away a whole pile of early Creel magazines that I had picked up. I brought the subject up when I couldn't find something last week. She then reminded me that this occurred 25 years ago! It looks like it's a grudge I will bear untill the grave, lol.
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    Can old magazines be scanned and made available for anyone on the net?
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    Default Re: ''Old, but still class''.

    Its sad how the mags have gone in recant times, sure, information is pouring from each page ,be it a "hook a duck" type of piece or how to take on the challenge of a big carp. Named waters, methods, tackle needed, it's all there, along with the celeb pushing the brand required to achieve the anglers requirements.
    Not for me personally but I can understand the younger anglers accepting whats on offer --- it cuts out so much work. The product placement tho annoying is deemed nessesary for the mag to be viable.
    All a far cry from the days when angling writers sat down and often poured their heart and soul into a good article.

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