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    Default ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    There have been a number over the years, but many have fallen by the wayside. In my own field, ''Predator'' there was the ''Deep throat disgorger'', and in recent times the ''Boga grip'' incorporating a weigh scale. Neither of which I have never used and never will. But there must be other examples in other branches of the sport, and have you come across any. And if so what were they.

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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    Many Carp things,

    The Spom, anything Camo, (more like Campo)

    The Korda bollie crusher. This is in fact a Nut crusher from Oz, and wasn't invented by Korda at all, just like many things made by Korda.

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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Gibson View Post
    and in recent times the ''Boga grip'' incorporating a weigh scale. Neither of which I have never used and never will.
    . . . . . that was going to be my top-of-the-list "indispensable" gadget that, like you, I'd never consider using in a million years.

    One for the pole anglers here; the Pole Claw . . . if you cannot hold your damn pole yourself then maybe you should not be fishing with one?

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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    Michell made a reel that had an audible alarm built into it that was intended for the carp n predater men. I cant remember if it had a baitrunner option, maybe it was just to be used with a loosely set clutch. To be honest it was a good attempt at being competative with the more efficiant audible alarms that were being used with increasing regularity back then in the eighties but maybe as it didnt register drop back bites it just faded into obscurity.
    Revived with a baitrunner format and some hi tech wizardry to show a drop back it may just be what some guys would consider worth a punt.

    Are you sat down Derek cos I nearly forgot to mention the gaff !!
    Last edited by flightliner; 30-01-2016 at 15:07.

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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    I've never actualy seen a boga grip in the flesh but have seen them used on the TV. They seem popular overseas and are supposedly fish friendly.
    I don't think i'll ever be getting one but what don't you like about the Derek / Peter ?

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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    Bob Nudds Maggipults (or whatever they were called) which enabled the pole angler to feed one handed while holding the Pole; It is still sold in some places by another name.

    I bought one when they first came out many years ago; but after trying it I just chucked it into the back of my shed; it made a loud kerplack! when used which scared every fish for miles and also scared all the crows from adjacent fields LOL.

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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith M View Post
    Bob Nudds Maggipults (or whatever they were called) which enabled the pole angler to feed one handed while holding the Pole; It is still sold in some places by another name.

    I bought one when they first came out many years ago; but after trying it I just chucked it into the back of my shed; it made a loud kerplack! when used which scared every fish for miles and also scared all the crows from adjacent fields LOL.

    Keith
    Its called "the Polecat"-lol,i dont actually know anyone that was silly enough to buy one!!

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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith M View Post
    and also scared all the crows from adjacent fields LOL
    Ahh that's what that noise was Eh
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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    There was a bite alarm called the "Onrod" (advertised in the angling weeklies and monthlies) which, as you may have already guessed, clipped on the rod between butt and second rings. The problem being that it wasn't a small device and you would expect it to wreck your rod's balance - badly balanced rods are poor fish-playing tools, in my experience. I've seen other, lighter (and much cheaper) on rod alarms, but these were big boogers!

    Anyway, it seemed to disappear without trace and I can't remember ever seeing one on the bank. I did manage to find the advert in an old magazine, though....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chefster View Post
    Its called "the Polecat"-lol,i dont actually know anyone that was silly enough to buy one!!
    I saw an old geezer using one at a lake in Skegness, but it seemed to work brilliantly (and quietly) so maybe there's more than one design, or maybe he'd fettled it. It was astonishingly accurate and had a tight grouping, too. I think he said it was an EZ Feeda...and by the power of the internet, voila!

    http://www.ezfeeda.co.uk/how-ezfeeda-works

    ---------- Post added at 19:10 ---------- Previous post was at 19:08 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by flightliner View Post
    Michell made a reel that had an audible alarm built into it that was intended for the carp n predater men. I cant remember if it had a baitrunner option, maybe it was just to be used with a loosely set clutch. To be honest it was a good attempt at being competative with the more efficiant audible alarms that were being used with increasing regularity back then in the eighties but maybe as it didnt register drop back bites it just faded into obscurity.
    Revived with a baitrunner format and some hi tech wizardry to show a drop back it may just be what some guys would consider worth a punt.

    Are you sat down Derek cos I nearly forgot to mention the gaff !!
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    Default Re: ''Tackle accessories touted as indispensible''.

    Nice one Rob, so it did have a freespool, L wonder if it predated the Shimano's ???.
    Interesting you show the EZ feeder and the reel, where was the link to a gaff?.

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