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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    My seat box is all English made, it's a hand built Boss box 8 drawer system. Cost me £415 not cheap at the time, I thought it was the best.
    I bought it 1987 and it's still in almost perfect...
  2. Thread: Vintage tackle

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    Re: Vintage tackle

    Over the years like I imagine other on here I've had more than my fair share of both rods and reels, some real garbage. Mixed with a few better items.
    Even so they over time have all become old and...
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    Re: The cost of your fishing.

    Welcome to my world.
    I don't have predictive text, my problem is my noggin. A bleed on my brain causes me to forget even the simplest of words, I then struggle to correct errors even though I know...
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    Re: The cost of your fishing.

    My opening post was more than a little facetious, I thought my fishing is cheap enough. Like most have said it can be expensive, especially if I fancy fishing up in the water for silver fish, with...
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    The cost of your fishing.

    Seen on another thread. I noticed a remark saying "you Northern anglers don't know how cheap your fishing is" or something like that.
    Someones having a laugh.
    A fiver day ticket and bait, top that...
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    Re: Ever fallen out with the hooks you use.

    I could never remember model numbers of hooks even when I was using them, there's no way I could remember them now.
    I do remember Mustad and Au lion 'dor. Never had a problem with Au lion 'dor, in...
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    Re: How local is local

    I had two places that I fished, one about five minutes away that I have now dropped because the access road is too poor. Sad to say, Aston Park is the fishery, the access road as always been not good...
  8. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    An excellent post Kev you've nailed my thoughts perfectly with your final paragraph.
    I've managed for 20 yrs, OK I'm getting slower and my legs aren't so strong but I'm sure there are plenty of...
  9. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    Thanks for the very informative link Mike.
    I'm not ready for that yet though, a later date who knows.
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    Re: Ever fallen out with the hooks you use.

    I had been racking my brain trying to remember a round bend hook from back in the day. It was at least the mid to late 70s when I seriously considered the hooks I was using. I still can't remember...
  11. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    You sort of echo my experiences Steve. I'd loath having to rely on anyone apart from my wife that is, There are times when being reliant on her goes against the grain. Times such as when her...
  12. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    I have no doubt that will come to me in time, there's no way I wish to hurry it along. You father has a good few years on me I have no doubt he's earn't being helped along.
    Besides I reckon I'd find...
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    Re: Ever fallen out with the hooks you use.

    I get the idea you are trying to justify your comment, well, not to me you don't. Your thoughts on hooks are as sound as anyone else's.
    Because I post my reasons for falling out with the patterns I...
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    Re: Tackle shop mark up on boilies

    I saw it a lot when I was a worker. People who I new always rattled on about mates rates, not that they could ever do anything in return for me. It has to work both ways.
    Folk always want a bargain...
  15. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    I am very grateful for any of your advice for trying to help with my predicament, on the other hand I prefer to be left to my own devices.
    Don't get the wrong idea that I'm not, I tried to make my...
  16. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    I have loads of what I considered friends, strangely they have all disappeared one by one. Just proves my theory that most friends are only there for help in one way or another. I could still go to...
  17. Thread: Hemp & Tares

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    Re: Hemp & Tares

    Talking flavours is not really in my remit. I have dabbled in them but the verdict for me is still out.
    Regarding hemp and tares. both have loads of attractants naturally. l doubt any flavours could...
  18. Thread: Hemp & Tares

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    Re: Hemp & Tares

    Dynamite baits do tinned tares, to my mind they are OK for feed but not good enough for the hook, nothing beats preparing your own.
    I never feed tares as far as I'm concerned they are an hook bait...
  19. Thread: Will power.

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    Re: Will power.

    I was thinking a little Channel black dress may be more his style.

    Soz Mike, you know it's not true. ;)
  20. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    Don't think that would be possible at the venue I fish, especially with the fact that I'm unable to drive since my problems.
    My wife is my pilot and there's no way she would sit whilst I fish, she'd...
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    Re: Preston's line diameters

    If we believe what we read on forums we get a good idea of wrongly stated lines. I know I have read a report on the web, I think by Alan Scotthorne regarding the truth on stated line diameters....
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    Re: Ever fallen out with the hooks you use.

    I can't say the quality of Kamasan had dropped in any way. The 911 were improved with the extra strong version, for some reason I couldn't work out they still made the (normal for want of a better...
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    Re: Ever fallen out with the hooks you use.

    Hooks are the most important piece of kit we use, or should I say to me they are.
    We'll have to differ with our thoughts. I have the idea that if my hooks are what I feel to be right then that's one...
  24. Thread: Hemp & Tares

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    Re: Hemp & Tares

    Try it, I've never done hemp in a pressure cooker, it could work well. Remember if you cook hemp too much it's no good for hooking.
    I don't think tares would be a good idea as they are too easy to...
  25. Thread: I Concede.

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    Re: I Concede.

    That's a good idea.
    I have a very good drop shotting rod and reel, a Fox rage Ultron finesse 6'6 rod coupled with an SU500 reel, both with a bag and all the kit with everything needed to fish is...
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