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  1. Lightbulb How to Gag a Pike the Jardine Way.

    Alfred Jardine Esq. was undoubtably one of the most famous and successful of early pike anglers. With the introduction of the Fishing Gazette Magazine, the 1870’s bristled with reports & images of tackle inventions, catches and all things fishy. Jardine took on the mantel of pike guru, indeed many of his close friends referring to […]
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    Old Arley home of the Crows
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    Default Re: How to Gag a Pike the Jardine Way.

    What a barbaric instrument to put for sale! disgraceful.
    •The crow may be caged, but its thoughts are in the cornfield

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    Default Re: How to Gag a Pike the Jardine Way.

    It is considered as “barbaric” these days Graham, but even when I was a nipper a gag was in popular use as a means to keep a pike’s mouth open while hooks were removed.

    We anglers are far better informed these days and take far more care of our catches, but we should recognise the history of the sport, both the good and the bad.

    As a “collectable” item I don’t see a problem myself and in one of my shadow cases I have a good few Jardine snap tackles and an old fashioned spring type gag as well.

    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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    Default Re: How to Gag a Pike the Jardine Way.

    So these are the threads everyone is moaning about.. I actually enjoyed reading that.

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    Default Re: How to Gag a Pike the Jardine Way.

    There were some a few weeks ago about how the fixed spool reel evolved in stages, i found those really fascinating as i'd never though about it before.

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