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NoFinPhish

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Hi Folks

I'm after a cheap brolly before tomorrow (thunder on the way!)

Has anyone looked at the 15 brollies in Argos/Index?
Are they 45" - the catalog doesn't say.

Will be off to a tackle shop tonight so if anyone can recommend anything better for not much more I would be grateful.

BR
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Personally I think the brollies from Argos are rubbish, unless they have inproved since my mate bought one two years ago. And I believe they are 43".

Well worth paying out the extra for a decent one.

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I agree with Geoff, I bought one from there and it only lasted 2 outing before falling apart in a bit of wind. Try and borrow one for tommorow and then save up and buy a decent quality one for yourself.[:)][:)][:)]

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you get what you pay for try and do as mark say`s borrow one for tomorrow and save up for a better one,. both badger and used tackle have got 50 inch wave-nu-brols for 29.99




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Saying that I bought a 45" Argos special 6 years ago and it's still going strong



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esox.20

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Same here Dave my argos special still going strong. I must admit it doesnt get used in the winter though. I have a 50 inch with mini storm sides which comes out then.

chill out go fishing

 

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Dave only uses his in the summer to keep the sun off his veggie patch,so that doesn`t count[:D][:D]

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Thanks for the tips guys

Checked the detailed metcheck forecast for my area (Hampshire) and think I'll get away without a brolly tomorrow.

With the aid of my trusty calculator, have worked out that the Argos brolly is 41" and the Index one (less garish green) is 43".
I'll probably pay the extra and order myself a 50" brolly from Badger.

Sods law says I'll be drenched by Saturday lunchtime though :eek:(

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Be a man and just stand out in your anorak like the rest of us tomorrow!!!![:p][;)]

 

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quote:Originally posted by beebs

Be a man and just stand out in your anorak like the rest of us tomorrow!!!![:p][;)]



Steve, this site is for fishermen not trainspotters[:D]

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Beebs, remember to take a hat this time.
You look a right pillock in a makeshift turban ;o)
 

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Remember that a 50 inch wavelock is heavy, much heavier than a nylon brolly.

chill out go fishing

 

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quote:Originally posted by NoFinPhish


Beebs, remember to take a hat this time.
You look a right pillock in a makeshift turban ;o)


But at least my head was still warm. Shall we have a wager on fish caught for tomorrow??? Photographic proof required, naturally.

I popped out to the canal lunchtime and threw a lure about for a bit. Got wet and didn't even have a tickle. Hopefully have more luck tomorrow.

Geoff - that hurts like a dagger through my heart, especially after what you did to us on Saturday![:D][:D]

 

NoFinPhish

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Last minute change of heart saw me pop off to Index and buy a 15 brolly. I took it fishing in it's packaging so I could take it back if it wasn't needed or I wasn't impressed.
It rained most of the day!
Thats 15 well spent in my book, I would have been soaked to the skin otherwise.
Didn't help me catch any fish though :eek:(

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Hey

I bought mine from argos about 7-8 years ago, still works fine [:)]

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I have had my index brolly for a couple of years and its been great. The only time it failed was wen i didnt push it down into the bank deep enough, i was seen running at full speed, arms and legs flapping around tring to catch it in a force 10 gust. You could hear the other anglers laughing all over the lake.


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I bought a brolly from argos about a year and a half ago it hadnt been used that much. When I was at woodlands a few weeks ago after it had been up during an allday downpour, I came to pack up and could not get it folded. The clip had jammed I was faced with scrapping it or struggling in the dark. eventually I got it down but the catch was broken. I now have to us a jubilee clip to keep it up (if youll excuse the expression)

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slick
it would take more than a jubilee clip to keep it up

sorry mate that is just wat your lass told me the other day


 

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I know this reply is a bit late, but why don't you buy a Brotel?

My takes me two minutes to set up, but has more coverage than a normal brolly.

In other words, the shelter provided by a bivvy with the ease of set up of a brolly.

I got mine for 30 and it's my best bet of kit so far!!

Finally, I'm not sure that buying a brolly 'cos it's due to thunder is exactly safe, is it?

Where there's thunder, there's usually lightning.

This has a tendancy to kill people waving long pieces of metal around!

[:D]

Alan G
 
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