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  1. Thread: reels

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    Yes, I bought one a few months ago. No problems...

    Yes, I bought one a few months ago. No problems whatsoever and IMHO compares well toreels costing a lot more.

    Not sure if they willl last as long as my old Mitchell 300s but for the money, you...
  2. I did write to ATbut surprise, surprise theletter...

    I did write to ATbut surprise, surprise theletter was not printed.
  3. Commercials are fact of life and no different to...

    Commercials are fact of life and no different to the artificially stocked still water trout fisheries that have operated as businesses for thelast sixty years. While I don't like 'em,there will come...
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    While I take the point that modern gear, notably...

    While I take the point that modern gear, notably light weight carbon match rods can out perform their split cane counterparts of yesteryear, is that really the point? If you believe that fishing is...
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    Count me in. Fishing, is, or should be, about...

    Count me in. Fishing, is, or should be, about more than ctaching obese boilie stuffed carp from cpnnercial waters using the latest bit of over-priced and over hyped gear. For me it’s the...
  6. Whether we like it or not, angling is now part of...

    Whether we like it or not, angling is now part of the ‘leisure’ industry and there is, in my view, an unhealthy relationship between the tackle trade, commercial fisheries and the angling...
  7. Thread: OLD ROD'S

    by mike Gibson
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    At anything over 10 foot, hollow glass rods were...

    At anything over 10 foot, hollow glass rods were heavy and floppy. At 10’/11’ they were fine for ledgering or carping when the rod was in the rests for much of the time, but for float...
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    Hello Chris Not sure abbout local shops, but...

    Hello Chris

    Not sure abbout local shops, but you can pick up one via theweb. Check this out

    http://www.bosfish.co.uk/PRODUCTS/REELS/ss460coarse.htm
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    Since the Chris Yates programme ‘pins have...

    Since the Chris Yates programme ‘pins have become a fashion item with prices to match. For those on a budget take a look at this. Its not a true ‘pin as its got a side cast mechanism, but...
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    I love ‘em and own far too many (Leeds,...

    I love ‘em and own far too many (Leeds, Okuma Aventa Pro, Allcocks record-breaker, trudex, Speedia , Mordex Merlin, Shakespeare Lincoln).In my view nothing offers better control over the float...
  11. As a rule of thumb I will shot shirt button...

    As a rule of thumb I will shot shirt button style. However on a particularly deep and fast stretch, or I’m being bothered by tiddlers and need to get the bait down quickly I’ll fish with...
  12. Thread: DIY floats

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    I make a lot of my own floats but not nearly to...

    I make a lot of my own floats but not nearly to what sounds like yourvery professional standard!Mine are simply bird quills, (crow, gull, Canada goose) found when walking the dog over the common in...
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    Thanks lads. Advice much appreciatd.

    Thanks lads. Advice much appreciatd.
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    Can any one help?Over the last few years...

    Can any one help?Over the last few years I’ve acquired several old split cane rods from jumble sales and boot fairs and have attempted to restore them. After stripping off the old varnish I...
  15. Thread: OH NO !!

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    Perhaps I’m just an old of touch of git,...

    Perhaps I’m just an old of touch of git, but weren’t buzzers originally meant for fishing at night, when, obviously, you couldn’t see your bobbin? Seems these days they are just a...
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    I have really enjoyed reading the posts on this...

    I have really enjoyed reading the posts on this thread.It is possible to re-capture the old magic. By way of some personal history several years ago a combination of redundancy, divorce, pricey...
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    Appreciate your points derek and Ron and the lack...

    Appreciate your points derek and Ron and the lack of big 'uns on lures is proably more down to a shortageof skill on my part than anything to do with themethod itself.Perhapps sticking to smaller...
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    Just seen this thread.For what its worth...

    Just seen this thread.For what its worth I’ve been piking for over 30 years and I have to say that my PB on the lure is 13 pounds as opposed to several twenties on deads. However, is that the...
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    Hi SimonAs much as trotting is probably my...

    Hi SimonAs much as trotting is probably my favourite style of fishing, if the river is up by that much and has a correspondingly fast flow, presentation will always be a problem as you will need a...
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    I’m something of a centre pin fanatic and...

    I’m something of a centre pin fanatic and Fishing Republic is selling these for £9.99. Given that it’s difficult to pick up a ‘pin for much under 80 quid this seems too good...
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    A very interesting thread.Looking at the angling...

    A very interesting thread.Looking at the angling press and websites you would think its all baggin’ up, what’s your personal best?, buy this expensive bit of tackle, wear this...
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    I'm a DDAPS member and hope this helps. ...

    I'm a DDAPS member and hope this helps.

    Brooklands is a day ticket water and is consequently very pressured.I have fished nights with varying degrees of success but but my best carp at Brooklands...
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    Never used the TFG but I've bought their other...

    Never used the TFG but I've bought their other gear and found it good value for money.

    I'm something of a 'pin fanatic,and own an Okuma Aventa Pro. Lovely reel and no problems with it.At slightly...
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    I bought a DAM Black panther 9' spinning rod a...

    I bought a DAM Black panther 9' spinning rod a couple of years ago. Cost under £30, light, strong and I've had some nice pike on it. Can't complain at theprice.
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    If like me you prefer a longer rod, tryMiddy...

    If like me you prefer a longer rod, tryMiddy Animal tamer. Retails at around £90 and I've had carp up to 15 pound on mine.
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