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    Default Re: What would you save?

    Quote Originally Posted by nottskev View Post
    Yes, I suppose I am asking that. And I'm also wondering why, if it's true for other people, we end up treasuring rods more than reels, and pins more than fs's.
    Mmm, don't know Kev, in my case I just like my pins more than any other fishing gear I have.
    Don't get me wrong I like most of my rods also but as with the pins, some are more liked than others lol.
    For some reason fixed spool reels, leger rods, barbel rods just don't hold the same values for me, maybe it's because they're nearly always in rests and arn't quite so personal, if you get me meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    Mmm, don't know Kev, in my case I just like my pins more than any other fishing gear I have.
    Don't get me wrong I like most of my rods also but as with the pins, some are more liked than others lol.
    For some reason fixed spool reels, leger rods, barbel rods just don't hold the same values for me, maybe it's because they're nearly always in rests and arn't quite so personal, if you get me meaning?
    Sounds familiar. I get more attached to float rods than, say, feeder rods. I bought a cf reel a while back, took it out the box, had a look, checked it worked ok and put it back in, where it remains. Not long after, I bought a pin - nothing very expensive, a second-hand Truepin Trotter - and when that arrived I admired it, cleaned and oiled it, handled it, span it and stood it on the desk next to me, enjoying it as an object. I've got no sentimental connection to it - unlike Bracket with his personalised pin and it's history - I just immediately liked it. Some items just seem more fascinating than others, and I'm curious why.

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    Default Re: What would you save?

    Very difficult,I'd probably choke on the smoke getting my gear out,a made to order pin,made to my preferences and bought by my family for my 60th,my normar k got a 2000 12ft,but very close behind around five other rods,three of which are irreplaceable...

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    Default Re: What would you save?

    Quote Originally Posted by nottskev View Post
    Sounds familiar. I get more attached to float rods than, say, feeder rods. I bought a cf reel a while back, took it out the box, had a look, checked it worked ok and put it back in, where it remains. Not long after, I bought a pin - nothing very expensive, a second-hand Truepin Trotter - and when that arrived I admired it, cleaned and oiled it, handled it, span it and stood it on the desk next to me, enjoying it as an object. I've got no sentimental connection to it - unlike Bracket with his personalised pin and it's history - I just immediately liked it. Some items just seem more fascinating than others, and I'm curious why.
    Yeaph, your right, to some of us a pin seems to hipnotise us lol.
    I'm sure you know that though. I use a pin for trotting because imo it's the superiour device for the job. The fact that I like their appearance and they have that hyptnotic effect is just an added bonus that comes with their superiority for the purpose of trotting .
    Like you I have unused fixed spool reels sat in boxes and as far as fixed spool reels go they are nice .

    I have a sneaking feeling that you have now been bitten by the pin bug and i'm quite sure it won't be long before you get even more addicted and the number of pins in your home multiplies.....ask Sam Vines, Steve Binka etc, they where bitten by the bug lol.
    Last edited by tigger; 19-11-2018 at 18:53.

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    Default Re: What would you save?

    It would have to be my(ridiculous) collection of Bass lures.......probably worth more than most of my gear and harder to replace!

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    Default Re: What would you save?

    Little if any tackle in fact I might be tempted to throw the lot in the fire. Tackle as no sentimental value to me its just tools I use to go fishing.
    I could then buy just what I need instead of keeping what a don’t.

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    Default Re: What would you save?

    I love my rods and reels about the same, because one without the other is unusable.

    Although I have some excellent rods like the 15ft Hardy Marksman Specialist Float rod and my two 13ft Greys Carp rods and my 13ft Drennan Acolyte Ultra and my two old Amorphous Whisker Match rods etc. etc. etc. I would be more upset if I lost the rods that I use the most.

    So If I saved my Greys 13ft Barbel rod, my Greys 13ft twintip specialist rod and my Drennan 13ft Tench float rod all with reels attached then that would keep me going quite well during the season and keep me happiest. All with reels attatched of course plus my Sheffield centrepin.

    Keith
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    Default Re: What would you save?

    I ain't bothered, I don't have any tackle that I couldn't replace easily and probably with an upgraded item

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    Default Re: What would you save?

    My Stanton centrepin that I bought in '64 for 54/-0p same as Bracket a few years earlier. Don't use it much but it's the memories it brings back on the fen rivers and Tidal Trent all those years ago.
    If I had time my old '74 Mitchell match would come a close second even tho it's my go to reel when out chasing a bag of roach.
    Ps-- a Stanton-- the black leaded late fifties early sixties one was advertised on the Thomas turner site last week for £250 !

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    I guess like allot of others its the things with sentimental value that I would miss or value the most. My JRC mat is closing in on 30 years old and does not have tear or stitch out of place dispite the abuse I put it through …I would probably rue losing that the most. I also still have what was basically the first fishing rod I ever used…a basic 6 foot fiber glass job. Obviously I would miss that too.

    Centerpins I think its a combination of things…the precision aspect I think plays a part, its almost like an office executive toy like those Kinetic balls that knock against each other..you cant help but spin it.


    I also think there is something of a novelty aspect to them. Since they came back into fashion so allot of people brought up on fixed spools and are trying pins for the first time are taken in by them.

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