Kids from the 70's

Dave

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Was this you explaining to the Nationwide team how to fish and what it is all about ...?

 

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They always had 'clueless' commentators in those days. It might be my eyes but the young lad legering seemed to have missed the butt ring when tackling up.
Great piece of nostalgia Dave, cheers.(y)
 

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I also noticed that quite a few were using the Mitchel 300's.
 

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Nice to see them at that age on the bank. :upthumb:
It was a regular sight when I was a kid, lads on their own or with their dads. Nowadays nothing seems to compete with X Boxes and Play Stations:cry::cry:
 

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I'm definitely not one of them then. I had to make do with an Intrepid at that age.
 

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I had the Intrepid Black Prince and the Intrepid DeLuxe. I had to save half the cost and my dad coughed up the other half.
 

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Good to see there was still plenty of bank space back then. :D .......Brought back memories of Horton Kirby or Dartford lakes. :giggle:
 

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I'm definitely not one of them then. I had to make do with an Intrepid at that age.
I started with a Daiwa 7270a, it was awhile before I got an Intrepid super twin, then got a Mitchell match & Milbro Enterprise rod from my mum's Marshall Ward catalogue. Ahhhhh, the 70's, possibly the greatest decade ever.
 

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Good to see there was still plenty of bank space back then. :D .......Brought back memories of Horton Kirby or Dartford lakes. :giggle:
Watcha Total, Horton Kirby, if you could squeeze in fine.

I still use a Mitchell 330 {a 300 with a finger dab bale}, still a superb useable reel although I use a small Shimano with a fighting drag
if there are lumps about, easy to knock off the drag lever if you need a slash or a cup of tea.
 

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I was only just a kid in the 70's (1978!), but fished with hand-me-down gear. Can't remember what reel but it may have been a tatty Mitchell. My rod was a no brand (but fairly well made) spinning rod, which served as an allrounder for a good few years :D
 

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I also noticed that quite a few were using the Mitchel 300's.
Yea, it cant have been from our neck of the woods Pete, A mitchell 300 was an ' adults ' reel when I was young. I had to make do with a Sealy black prince. This reel only held about 20 yard of 3.2lb Bayer Perlon. The good old days when I could carry ALL my gear to my peg in one visit. 😆
 

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Talking of old reels and rods, I was at stafgord showground the other eeek at a vintage motorbike show, one of the stalls had a few rods for sale, One was a brand new Winfield 2lb tc specimen rod that had detachable butt, for the princely sum of £10. I was tempted but would have bout it for buyings sake
 
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