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Arry

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Dave presented up with our trophies for our ECL wins... fished alongside them at the Newlands opens to... I did a fair few opens in those days
Shame they've both gone... lovely blokes
 

spooky1966

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Dave presented up with our trophies for our ECL wins... fished alongside them at the Newlands opens to... I did a fair few opens in those days
Shame they've both gone... lovely blokes
Very true mate and they could talk dicky speak and understand him😂
 

Arry

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Everyone calls me Aitch... Dickie calls me Ade... andcone of the funniest things I ever heard was Dickie trying to say Gamakatsu...🤣🤣🤣
 

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Had a result in church today - one of our friends gave me a float tube he’d found in his shed from years ago (a triangular one) inside which were some lovely canal greys, stillwater blues and 3 swing tips :giggle:

Happy days and luckily Jacob’s rod has a threaded end eye to use them with.
 

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Yes ... still use a swingtip, although not that frequently as I’m usually on flowing waters.

definitely better when you use the pre-shaped rubbers like these

No tangles on casting with these (as opposed to softer silicone rubber).
 

Arry

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My new alpha has the screw in adapter on the tip eye to slip the length of silicone over... you can still get swingtips, drennan still make them
 

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Sorry but Drennan stopped selling swing tips and spring tips years ago now but if you root about in an old shop you might find one lurking :p
 

Arry

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I got 2 drennan ones in Docklow in may...
 

Ken the Pacman

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I dare say there is a few old stock items still kicking about but Drennan have not sold them for several years.
 

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If anyone is interested see below link, these are handmade and great quality. Expensive mind but well worth the money.
He also makes other sizes of swingtips.

 

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Only time I have used a swing tip in the last 50 years was when I had a casting wrap around on a proper feeder rod.... bloomin orrible things.....
 

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Could never see the attraction, not being deliberately negative but they feel like the rod is broken.
 

Arry

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They do need a slow deliberate cast... and they take a bit o getting used to... to be fair I prefer a sidewinder but I do use a swingtip occasionally
 

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A few weeks ago I found one that I made out of a piece of nylon years ago.
I also found a butt indicator from years ago too that has a Terry clip to attach it to your rod and a spring clip like the ones found on neckless fasteners. You could remove or fit it to your rod without breaking down.
I never did use a quiver tip or own one even.
 

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Got two swingtip rods, a hand-built 9’6 glass beauty built on a fibatube blank by Ernest Stamford in Sheffield, from the early 1970’s and a carbon shakey clubmaster 10 footer- great rod, crisper than the glass rod but the action is nice and smooth, had loads of bream and tench on this rod over the years, and used to use it for margin carp & even chucking a controller out with a chum mixer

When I used to take my kids, I’d set them up with margin pole gear and I’d often chuck a feeder out with double or treble corn on as a sleeper rod, you couldn’t miss the bites
 

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I use one on a gravel pit I fish , use a Shakespeare rod Alpha but carbon screw in top eye . I have swingtips of varying length .
Had a take off a carp last year , the tip went from down to horizontal in split second ,
For anyone wishing to try it ,be aware it's a lot different than playing a fish on a quiver tip .
Made a mistake ,my rod is the 10' Sigma specialist with a threaded tip, Not the Alpha, Also doubles up as a pellet Waggler rod as and when required .
The way I cast is to have the rod with the rings and reel facing down. When the feeder/ lead has landed just rotate the rod to normal position, never had a tangle doing it this way .
Also have a butt indicator with Terry clip attachment,not tried it on this rod yet .
 

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I purchased a Persuader 10' by Ray Marlow; Eastern Rod Co. from a member of another forum (I believe he's on here too) to use at Ravensfield ponds. I haven't used it yet but it looks and feels lovely
 

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I don't have a rod with a threaded top ring except for an old Sundridge Electra 11' all rounder I inherited from my dad. I remember having two rods I used about 40 years ago with a selection of different length swing tips. Maybe I will try a silvers/Bream day one day and give the old rod an outing.
 
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