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  1. Default Open question to our forum members who enjoy 'classic' coarse angling.

    Hopefully you will have come across one of our adverts or newsletters for our Thomas Turner Fishing Antiques business by now, either here on the forums, or on the FM Facebook page perhaps and so know it exists as least.

    We have been growing the stock, in particular since John Stephenson joined the team a few months back as Commercial Director, who was formerly the manager of the fishing section at Mullock's Auctions for many years, and as such is a very well known face in those circles. His knowledge of vintage fishing tackle is fascinating, witnessed by the series of blogs he has started to write for the site. Have a look at the 'Antique and Vintage Fishing Tackle Info' section on the site when you get a minute. Very interesting stuff and new short articles being added weekly. We also have our video library now too all about collecting vintage tackle so you can learn about different aspects.

    What we would like to know from you is what brands of rods, reels and other accessories you like to collect, and so what we should be looking out for in our buying missions around the country?

    We'd love to see some photos posted up by the way of some of your favourite pieces, display cases or collections in this thread!


    Our stock has largely been fly fishing oriented just due to the original inventory we took on, but we are working hard to bring in some lovely vintage classic coarse tackle now too for sale, and have had several B James Avons, including the Richard Walker versions, Peter Stone Ledgerstrikes, various Hardy, Farlow and Allcock centrepins, and fixed spool reels like Mitchells and Hardy's plus some very nice Abu gear too. It has been turning over nicely, and we are also now running an ebay store which is being very successful at https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/thomasturnerfishingantiques with even more stock. Most is still very usable which we know is important to some, whereas as others have had a good life and now it is time for them to rest easy and just be admired as display pieces.

    But we'd like to focus even more on the finer side of quality classic coarse fishing tackle, hence the question of what items you might be keeping your eyes open for? Please do let us know and we will start to share more items through into this classifieds section for you to see. We also maintain a 'wishlist' of specific items being searched for - just email us at office@thomasturner.com to see if we can help!

    Do you have vintage or classic modern fishing tackle to sell?
    We are always interested in purchasing high quality vintage or modern tackle items.
    If you have a collection or an individual item to sell please get in touch. You can use the form on our website, or email us at john@thomasturner.com
    Please include some good clear images, our video on the webpage will help with that. We will get right back to you by phone or email.
    Remember, most things are worth something! Brands of particular interest include Hardy, Allcock’s, Foster’s, Abu, Farlows, B James, Sharpe’s, Orvis, Sage, Thomas & Thomas, Abel, Tibor and Loop.
    So don’t chuck it out, check it out!

    Thanks,

    Paul
    Kirsty Hewitt
    Fish and Fly Ltd

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    Default Re: Open question to our forum members who enjoy 'classic' coarse angling.

    Peronally I collect vintage rods, reels and associated tackle.

    I have a preferrence for Split cane classic rods; Mk IV Avon and Carp rods, Wizards, Aspindales, and the like, but also a more modern" Barder as well.

    I also have some quite old poles and landing nets as well as a couple of Dick Walker's Keepnets complete with provenance

    Reels are mostly centrepins, again from the classic periods Aerials, Fred Crouch and the like.

    I have a fair few old fixed spools reels, Mitchells, Abu's and older models of Intrepid.


    I have a penchant for old floats, Harcorks and quills etc, and those who hve been to my home have seen my shadow box coffee table with old reels, bait presses and some really old hooks etc., as well as some old fishing licences.


    I am always on the look out for new pieces to but in line with the above comments.


    I would rather not put photos up, for obvious reasons of security though.
    Last edited by Peter Jacobs; 03-09-2018 at 12:18.

    Scholars have long known that fishing eventually turns men into philosophers.

    Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to buy decent tackle on a philosopher's salary. ~

    Patrick F. McManus






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    O.C.F.Disorder Guest

    Default Re: Open question to our forum members who enjoy 'classic' coarse angling.

    I feel like its a generational thing, I dont feel sentimental about any item of fishing tackle. That said, I would love to own some vintage hand carved lures.

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    Default Re: Open question to our forum members who enjoy 'classic' coarse angling.

    I don't collect vintage tackle but that's simply because I generally can't afford to but I keep my eye out and admire lots of what's about, as an occasional visitor to the Thomas Turner site I think it is well presented with lots of interesting listings and very clear to navigate.

    Personally...

    Floats and good quality float boxes and collections always grab my attention as do good quality, usable brass spring balances (no surprise there given my post regarding them in another thread), Harcork spring to mind immediately for the floats.

    Woolworth's floats, branded under the Winfield logo... Not sure the 80's will class as 'vintage' but I've a soft spot for them, even if they did chip so easily, they were lovely floats in every other respect.

    I've noticed that a good deal of Efgeeco branded gear seems to fetch good prices on that well known auction site but if money was no object then I'd be looking at Hardy, Bruce & Walker, Alcock etc.

    If I ever get around to having a room inside the house dedicated to fishing (and I will!) then I'd be looking for an old, three or four hoop knotted keepnet to adorn it along with a similar landing net and I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they're a fairly common fascination.

    I've had the occasional flirt with the idea of buying a good split cane rod or two but I don't want to press my nose against the window of a showroom I can't afford to shop in so that will have to wait, for now at least but i'll continue to pick up the odd small item here and there where the cost isn't so great.

    Oh...

    And wooden float winders, the kind with the sliding 'Caps' compartment/s.



    Good luck with it, I look forward to seeing more and more Coarse related listings and I think you'll do well...

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    I'm on the look out for a Richard Carter Bernard venables centrepin reel....if you ever get one in stock please give me a shout!
    Infact if you get any RC centrepins in stock i'd be interested to hear what models they are as I am on the look out for some of them.
    Same goes for Any Paul Witcher reels.
    I've no idea if you deal in art work but i'm interested in John Searl prints.

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    binka Guest

    Default Re: Open question to our forum members who enjoy 'classic' coarse angling.

    How could I forget?

    Good quality wicker and willow baskets...



    And it gets used with fair frequency...


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    binka Guest

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    Angling related breweriana?

    IIRC I salvaged this from a builder's skip whilst on holiday in Torquay around twenty five years ago and it then sat in a sorry state ever since so I restored it myself a couple of years ago.

    I think the back of it had been used as a plasterer's mixing board



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    I don't think it was ever anything more than decorative thing but it's a nice thing in it's own right and I reckon there could be a keen market out there for the genuine articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    Angling related breweriana?

    IIRC I salvaged this from a builder's skip whilst on holiday in Torquay around twenty five years ago and it then sat in a sorry state ever since so I restored it myself a couple of years ago.

    I think the back of it had been used as a plasterer's mixing board



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    I don't think it was ever anything more than decorative thing but it's a nice thing in it's own right and I reckon there could be a keen market out there for the genuine articles.

    I like that a lot, if your ever daft enough to let it go give me first dibbs on it Ste .

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    binka Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    I like that a lot, if your ever daft enough to let it go give me first dibbs on it Ste .
    Cheers Ian, but...

    It's a case of ''til death do us part'

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    Quote Originally Posted by binka View Post
    Cheers Ian, but...

    It's a case of ''til death do us part'
    Don't blame you bud .

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