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    So you are given a AD gift voucher for £250! What would you buy?

    I doubt I will spend it on minor stuff like bait, feeders hooks and the like but on a big item!

    I'm thinking of an Acolyte Plus in 13 or 14 ' or a Daiwa Tournament in the current sale or a Browning Sphere when the best offer comes along! I am happy to add to the cost if necessary!

    I don't really need a reel so what would you buy in my position!

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    Nice gift, Mike! Get yourself something that will add to your repertoire (rather than duplicate what you have): a margin pole and cupping kit, for when your farmer friend fills that lake with tench and barbel.
    I know you'll say poles are cumbersome etc - but can most of the rest of us be so wrong?

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    Same as what Kev says, don’t forget there is an AD at Hindley, there is a good selection of poles on display including margin poles. I will come with you if you are not sure on which to buy.

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    I’d agree with that too, a margin pole is a very handy piece of kit, wish I’d bought one years ago.

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    You are all very naughty trying to tempt me to the dark side!! I just do not see myself with a pole!

    It looks too much like hard work!

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    You said it, Mike: it LOOKS like hard work. But it isn't, and often makes fishing beautifully easy. We're not talking 14m or 16m..... that's hard work. A decent pole at 7, 8, 9m is a piece of cake, and it only feels awkward to people who haven't spent a couple of hours getting used to it.

    Besides... it will open up a whole new world of tackle acquisition

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    Your new acquisitions could start off as a couple of pole rigs,that soon multiply into a 100 , plus spare floats ready to go on winders, This is just my personal experience. Using a pole is only as hard or difficult as you make it,whether it is 6 metres or 16 metres. Some people struggle with feeder fishing,trying to drop a feeder against an island,others can do it every cast, Its the same any form of fishing. It is what you make of it. Now go and buy a margin pole !!!!

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    If it's a new world of tackle acquisition you fancy, Mike, get yourself fluff-chucking:

    Greys GRC Light Combo 9ft #5

    Spend £40-50 on a good casting lesson and, to paraphrase GB , "squander he rest".

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    I'd get a Barrow, Bivvy & Buzzers and start doing some proper fishing


    ...that aside £250 I imagine would prob also get you a very good colletable pin as well if your so inclined & AD do em...
    Last edited by Philip; 28-01-2019 at 17:39.

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    Ooh decisions decisions!! I have carp rods( anagram of ****) which I do not use and remain unpersuaded by poles! Winders, pulla bungs, top kits and all the rest of the paraphernalia which I do not understand and which just sound too compliciated! I have sometimes watched anglers setting up and was glad I just used a simple rod and reel!

    I have two pins, a Hardy and a Sheffield which I am happy with! I doubt I would use another save for fishing for piranhas in the Wigan area!

    I am in no rush and remain open to suggestions!
    Last edited by mikench; 28-01-2019 at 17:49.

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