doe anyone remember Ray Mumford

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Larry

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I remember year;s &years ago RayMumford fishing the thePole in matches in this country & bieng the only angler doing so &remember an interview with him afterward's when he said in years to come it was his belief that every angler in Britain would have a pole in his rod bag &the pundits laughed at him . Saying nothing would take the the place of Rod&line in this country & we would never follow the continent & go over to the pole.
When i read all the forum posts now those word's ring in my ear's now.Doe's anyone know what's happened to him is he still alive is he still fishing.

I think your in the minority now if you use use rod &line i nmaatche's how thing;s have changed.

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I dunno what happened to him Larry but I did own a 'Ray Mumford' pole.
Eight metres of bright orange fibreglass - it was hideous.
Possibly the worst pole I've ever owned!

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Those were the days of aluminium crooks and external elastics. The pole only seemed to increase in popularity when (I think) the English put the elastic inside.

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was it the english who put the elastic inside i didn't know that.

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This isn't the same Ray Mumford that used to do those fantastic 'Muriels' on custom cars back in the '70s is it?

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Ray certainly was a fantastic angler in his day. Last I heard of him he was still fishing but was fighting the world with his views on the closed season.
 

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I remember reading in a 1975 Anglers Mail annual that the pole was very popular in the 1930's. There was even an old photo, but I've now given the annual away to a charity shop so can't post it unfortunately.

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is he the guy who always fished in shirt and tie?

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quote: is he the guy who always fished in shirt and tie?

The very same Timber.

Ray is probably the neatest and tidiest angler that has ever fished.
His tackle box is/was always immaculate.He was a frontrunner in the use of the pole back in the late 60's.
He still fishes today,and as already been stated is an ardent campaigner in favour of the Closed Season

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Ray still fishes in a shirt and tie, and not only did he help to create a whole new interest in pole fishing, he was also one of the first anglers to have rigs on winders, and develop flavours to use in groundbait.
He often advocated using hooks in sizes 22-26 laughed at by many in those days.
 
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