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purplepeanut007

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River Irwell Grayling Hunt.
https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2021/01/hsgsgsgegehe.html

We obviously had to fish local so we decided on the River Irwell. Rumours were about of grayling showing in the river!!!!

As myself and Andy have never caught an Irwell grayling, we both thought it would make a nice target fish for the new rod......
Click the link and read the rest of the tale on the blog 😊
 

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River Irwell Grayling Hunt.
https://purplepeanut007.blogspot.com/2021/01/hsgsgsgegehe.html

We obviously had to fish local so we decided on the River Irwell. Rumours were about of grayling showing in the river!!!!

As myself and Andy have never caught an Irwell grayling, we both thought it would make a nice target fish for the new rod......
Click the link and read the rest of the tale on the blog 😊
A great account of a great session!

Love the break with convention and that lovely little float rod, it looks a delight to use and you certainly showed what it can do when used in the right circumstances for which you commissioned it.

I wonder if Andrew would have any thoughts on the all out, uncompromising ultra light Gudgeon rod that I've been prattling on about fairly recently?

https://www.fishingmagic.com/forums/threads/the-lightest-picker-rod-ever.373320/#post-1554991 :)
 

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There's a tiny 9peg pond on a fishery I use that's stuffed with gudgeon, I normally have a day fishing for them in particular. It's surprising the amount of roach that show on mega light tackle, I've made some light wagglers for gudgeon fishing that work well.
My old DAM quick stick for gudgeon is a little heavy but OK at a push.
 

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A great account of a great session!

Love the break with convention and that lovely little float rod, it looks a delight to use and you certainly showed what it can do when used in the right circumstances for which you commissioned it.

I wonder if Andrew would have any thoughts on the all out, uncompromising ultra light Gudgeon rod that I've been prattling on about fairly recently?

https://www.fishingmagic.com/forums/threads/the-lightest-picker-rod-ever.373320/#post-1554991 :)
Andrew can source an make any rod im sure.....give him a pm. He loves challenge Aknib and I would be most interested to see hat he comes up with😊
 

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A great account of a great session!

Love the break with convention and that lovely little float rod, it looks a delight to use and you certainly showed what it can do when used in the right circumstances for which you commissioned it.

I wonder if Andrew would have any thoughts on the all out, uncompromising ultra light Gudgeon rod that I've been prattling on about fairly recently?

https://www.fishingmagic.com/forums/threads/the-lightest-picker-rod-ever.373320/#post-1554991 :)
The little float rod or Henry ( Henry Winkler) as it has been christand is a bit of an exraravagance but you only live once my friend.

Its just feels like you are holding a reel in your hands....its wonderful and i am looking forward to testing it on some bigger fish on my new few outings.

Be interesting if i could hook that trout I lost once more. Be interesting to see how it performs with a near double trout or a barbel on it....lol
 

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At the opposite end of the float maker's skill level to PurplePeanut's beautiful creations.... ;)
my first attempt at a simple Crow Quill, stripped, sanded, Sprayed white, one end dipped in about 5 layers of Humbrol Orange paint, a wire loop eye whipped on to the other and sealed with 'Hard as Nails' clear nail laquer. float is as yet un-tested.
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At the opposite end of the float maker's skill level to PurplePeanut's beautiful creations.... ;)
my first attempt at a simple Crow Quill, stripped, sanded, Sprayed white, one end dipped in about 5 layers of Humbrol Orange paint, a wire loop eye whipped on to the other and sealed with 'Hard as Nails' clear nail laquer. float is as yet un-tested.View attachment 13257
Looks great, get catching on it pal.
 
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