Old Tackle

Zerkalo

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Not talking necessarily about vintage stuff, just stuff you've had for years. I can't stop thinking about the brolly I've got! Just a plain green one, not sure of make.

It is not as waterproof as it used to be but still going strong and probably early 90s vintage. I can't be bothered to replace it because I rarely use a brolly these days. Last time I used it was on the Severn with me and my dad sheltering under it. It's an essential part of my tackle never the less. Much like the Shakespeare Avon rod I won in a match at Earlswood around the year 2000. Or my Smart Box I would have still used had it not started to fall apart and me getting a new box, it was nice and light.

Any bits of old tackle like that you still carry?
 

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My most used rod holdall is a blue Abu Garcia one I got from NorthWest Angling in the 90’s. The Brolly in it is the same age.

Have a Mitchell 300 reel that I use quite often and a Simpsons of Turnford 1.25lb tc tench rod.
 

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I still have some forceps I found on the bank of a local quarry I used to fish in 1980, a couple of canal floats from then, lost all my canal greys and a Daiwa 120m that my mother bought me around the same time.
 

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If it wasn't for old tackle i wouldn't have any. Even when I buy some new kit, I look for second hand stuff first. Bought a pellet feeder and waggler rod brand new this year and that's it since my pole for new kit.


I have bought a little bit of new Carbelling kit this year though.?
 

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Shedloads of old vintage tackle here of every discription,

I buy and sell loads of it, from floats to rods-poles

theres allus a sale in vintage stuff
 

baggy

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Still use a normark Titan 2000 12ft bought in 1993, 2 Milo powerlite 13ft float rods bought in 96 and 5 or 6 Milo whips from the early to mid 90s.
 

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Don't sell them fox orange winders, they only appreciate in value, ?

took too long to get em, those ones saw a preston rig winder fan very happy, he had all of em they replaced

love it when a deal really works out, summat you desire that works out near on a swap

the foxes are full of floats and snuggled in the preston winders clip top boxes,
 
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I've got a pair of forceps in my tackle box, that I got in about 1974/5. From a mate at school, who had a mate, who worked at the Victoria hospital in London. They have 'Victoria' engraved on them.
 

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I've got a pair of forceps in my tackle box, that I got in about 1974/5. From a mate at school, who had a mate, who worked at the Victoria hospital in London. They have 'Victoria' engraved on them.

I bet you've got earlier plastic boxes! :love: ;)
 

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Not sure I have anything that classifies as old as only been fishing about 16 years old. Oldest tackle I still use is around 10 years old and it is starting to show it's age now compared to newer stuff. Tends to be my less used stuff that I can't really justify replacing until I break it.
 

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I’m in the same club as Arch - all my tackle is old tackle bought secondhand but it does the job and puts fish on the bank so I am happy.
 

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I mainly carp fish now so have invested heavily in that over the last year or two. Most of my course/match fishing gear is 10 years old or older. A 13m Preston lerc pole which has the odd sections from other poles. Old float rod and a fairly old Shakespeare feeder rod. Still manage to compete as a guest whenever I fish a match with local club. Got hooks I was given years ago growing up and they still get used whenever I'm using small hooks. Line is only thing that really gets updated aswell as more modern method feeders
 

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Not much still use Drennan Bait tins I bought in 1980s and a couple of original John Allerton alloy sticks. Got an Abu 506 and Shakespeare Mach 2 boron I don't use. Also an old round keepnet that I sometimes take to river very rarely use it.
 

Not Now Kato

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Probably too much old stuff, but if it works why not use it. 2 Abu 501's, a 1970's Steadfast Team England 13' spliced tip stick float rod, an ABU Record Rulen 1300 that dates back to the 50's, a Mitchel 300 and countless more including loads of Devon Minnows that date back to the 50's when I started fishing. Just wish I still had the converted tank aerial rod that got me into fishing in the first place.
 

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I still carry the 2 Angling Times bits n bobs boxes with me wherever I fish but I do have older stuff that will never see the light of day again.
 

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and................. No doubt, some pol vitamo !
I got a bottle of that - not sure of the exact age but it may be over 20 years old
It doesn't have a sell-by date, still smells the same and still has the same effect on the poor worm it's applied to, so I guess it's still OK to use
In any case it's a tenner a time now, so I wanna get my money's worth;)

Simon
 
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