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  1. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    Careful, losing a fish is one thing but your old todger....
  2. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    And Notskev, you could spare a thought for those of us with heart problems. You nearly undid £100,000 worth of surgery there mate. The NHS is cannot afford that. Still, at least she has no sharp...
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    Re: New record Barbel announced

    I have fished the Arun and the Ouse, not sure about the Adur, may have done in the distant past. You’re right they push through at a rate of knots which should deter the circus. However, I think I...
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    Re: New record Barbel announced

    My guess is the Sussex Ouse but I am not sure which rivers run in that county partly. Anyone recognise the steeple in the background?
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    Re: How did you get on?

    Not fishing at the moment, not too well, blood pressure all over the place but getting a walk in which is good so this is just to keep me interested.
    A few hardy souls on the pier, everyone...
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    Re: Dettol used as a paint stripper

    I have used oven cleaner in a spray can on furniture. Spray it on and leave it for an half an hour or more and then wash it off with a hose, always did this outside and then leave the furniture to...
  7. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I was wondering about glued back in an earlier post as well as a modified spade. I must have first used them in the 60's and the design has not changed in all that time and I am guessing not for a...
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    I am only reluctant because it goes against every rational logical thought I have when I look at a spade end. And I have explained that quite a few times now and the reason I did that is because...
  9. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I don’t dispute that eyed do not give as good a presentation as spade nor that you have never had a problem with them breaking. Nor re Whitty’s post that they catch lots of very large fish. What I...
  10. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I am wondering about just a straight shaft and the line is glued to it.
    I am also just wondering why a spade end at all. If you snipped off the spade and just flattened the end and smoothed it off...
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    I dont think it is a theory, a spade end is a danger to the line.
  12. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I can understand that from a match man point of view, better presentation, especially in the very small hooks will get more bites. I am a pleasure angler though and one day I might just hook the...
  13. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I will try and put it a bit more succinctly-Given if both eyed and spade are properly tied and top quality what happens when a fish is hooked. If the hook is lightly embedded i.e. not much flesh...
  14. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    Pete, if your tying so the line is at the back of the spade hook, is the line then rubbing alongside the edge of the spade as it sticks out backwards from the hook? I can see it will come round the...
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    It seems my question is no, in practice my fears dont don't happen but I am still looking at a sharp bit of metal right next to my fishing line and I just can't like that; I will stick to eyed,...
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    One of my points and a pretty important one I think. does anyone think spades lose more fish than eyed? Are they more likely to cut off when a fish is pulling this way and that way than eyed?....
  17. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I have used the tucked half blood knot as far back as I can remember for sea and coarse. For almost every type of tackle as well, joining two lines is basically two half blood knots. I have never had...
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    What's the advantage of a spade end? Is it worth the bother?
  19. Re: Old British Chub record on the Hampshire Avon

    Thanks Phillip but I think it is Joe day. The story was about an angler on the Royalty called Day, that much I remember and it went -
    As he walked over the bridge he saw an angler already in his...
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    Re: Chinese tackle and free rod giveaway

    As I said I wouldn't know Ocassional how it would compare to a top rod, I would hope nowhere near as good but for £16, I thought it was very good value and I could cast with it well enough for me.
  21. Re: Old British Chub record on the Hampshire Avon

    I think you may have it Mark, I am trying to corroborate a story I heard and I have the name and species mixed up. The story related to the Royalty and the time is about right 1962. I could only find...
  22. Old British Chub record on the Hampshire Avon

    I am looking for an old Chub record, I do not know the date, pre modern for sure, could be anything 1930’s 40’s, 50's. Did a N. Day hold the record chub caught on the Hampshire Avon ever. I have...
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    Re: Chinese tackle and free rod giveaway

    Couple of pics of Chinese rod.
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    Re: Chinese tackle and free rod giveaway

    I have only done a little fly fishing so I don't know how it would compare to a top range rod. It cast OK to me and I caught a couple of fish on it, small chub and one about 1lb and a small perch if...
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    Re: Chinese tackle and free rod giveaway

    No thanks.
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