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    Re: How did you get on?

    For one reason or another, I'm struggling a bit for motivation. I actually got up at a sensible time with the intention of going to a day ticket still water. By midday I was still slobbing about,...
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    Re: Are you tempted I was.

    No one else buys tackle for me. I'm not remotely tempted to ask anyone else to buy tackle for me. I definitely don't need anything beyond consumables and perhaps the odd direct replacement for an...
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    Re: Dettol used as a paint stripper

    I've seen this before and suspect it has more to do with the type/quality of the paint used on Speedias than it does the paint stripping abilities of Dettol.
  4. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I have successfully managed to tie a spade end hook with my fingers on a couple of occasions. I was quite pleased with myself at the time. However, that was warm and dry indoors. No matter how much...
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    Re: Brolly vs Day shelter thingy

    Mostly a Browning (shooting) jacket/zip in fleece and trousers combo. Bought because they were really cheap and I'd had a good experience with another Browning (shooting) coat. With pots of cash to...
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    Re: Is the grass always greener

    I'm grabbing the odd few hours when the weather isn't too horrible and the river level isn't too high. Beyond that, I'm barely looking out of the window unless it's to go food shopping, visit the...
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    Re: Brolly vs Day shelter thingy

    I've had shelters and I've had various types of brolly. Shelters are fine as a lightweight bivvy replacement in good weather conditions, or even as a brolly substitute where banks are even and...
  8. Thread: My Carp lake

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    Re: My Carp lake

    Suck it and see, but always bear in mind that you can put more in, but you can't take it out. However, it's been my experience that how much bait goes in won't matter a jot unless you find the fish....
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    I'd typed out a big long response and suffered a brain fart and lost it.
    Honestly, I really don't care what you end up using. All I was doing was responding to your assertions that people only use...
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    I would hope by now that it's quite apparent that I'm not interested in doing things to follow convention, or some name angler(s). I'm all for the slaying of sacred cows. I use long rods in...
  11. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I have never deliberately tied a spade end hook with the line coming off the back of the shank. I use spade end hooks that mostly have a spade that leans back slightly. I can see a potential problem...
  12. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I do apologize, you've obviously paid for the full half hour argument and I'm not going to oblige. Feel free to hold whatever opinion that you like, but I really don't wish to end up embroiled in...
  13. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    It's astounding just how much you know about stuff you don't use and usually claim to know nothing about. I'll file spade end hooks, alongside centrepins, under stuff Philip doesn't use but...
  14. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    It's true enough that really small (22 and smaller) hooks are generally not available. However, I suspect that is largely down to supply and demand. I doubt anyone wishing to use such small hooks...
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    I doubt anyone could prove the cut-off theory when it comes to spade end hooks. However, in all the years I've used them, I don't recall ever having a breakage that I would attribute specifically to...
  16. Re: Tying spade end hooks and hooklengths,or the inability to.

    I can, just about, tie spades by hand. However, I never became proficient enough at it. I always found it unnecessarily fiddly. However, I do still tie all of my own hook lengths. I also tie them as...
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    Re: How did you get on?

    I reckon that between the weather being terrible and the rivers being a bit full I may not get out for a little while. The weather this morning was pretty miserable, but it hadn't caused the rivers...
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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    Daiwa was definitely a Japanese company to start with. In these days of holding and equity companies (and similar) who knows whether it's still really a Japanese company.



    Drennan have their...
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    Re: Chinese tackle and free rod giveaway

    You are absolutely right, there is an awful lot of stuff made in China and rebranded. However, you might have picked a duff example there. Shimano have their own factories through Asia. However, as...
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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    Harrison.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyULW6clEjY
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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    Century.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW-1tDY6jfo
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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    Daiwa.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt498DhpbMg
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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    The rod is highly doubtful. The reel is a definite no.



    By that time, I doubt that there was even any assembly going on at Alnwick, at least not for the Marksman coarse rods. I'm struggling to...
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    Re: Tackle made in the UK

    Some of the top end Daiwa rods and poles are genuinely British made. However, don't expect to pay much less than £300 for a UK made Daiwa, most will be a fair chunk more.

    As far as I'm aware,...
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    Re: Bargains. Let us know.

    By no means bad rods at full price, these deserve a look at these bargain (clearance) prices.

    Maver Signature Pro Classics.
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