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by Monts
Yesterday 13:05
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Worms online...
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Worms online...

Due to the demise of my local(ish) tackle shop I'm now forced to buy online or drive an hour in the opposite direction to get lobs. Has anyone here ordered online before and what was the experience like? I've seen 4 retailers so far but one stands out in that you get 100 lobs for your £15 as oppose...
by Monts
Fri May 18 2018 16:51
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Strange
Replies: 12
Views: 266

Re: Strange

Thick as s***e this Minnow that thought it was Jaws, poor little sod hooked in the belly threw it back and a Jack had it for lunch.
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Like Steve I've had a Dace before on small Cranks used for Chub, no photo though I'm afraid.
by Monts
Thu May 17 2018 21:28
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Flight
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Flight

One of my flukey shots. :wink: I like how there's an aeroplane just in the frame. That's not an airplane, as a child my nan used to point to the sky and say "Look you little bleeder, you see those marks in the sky, that's Father Christmas flying over and making sure your behaving before Christmas n...
by Monts
Thu May 17 2018 21:04
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Flight
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Flight

davelumb wrote:
I use a wide angle lens for my wildlife pictures! (Think I overdid the dodging on the eye...)

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I like how stark that seems, it would not look out of place in the Hitchcock movie. :thumbs:
by Monts
Tue May 15 2018 18:24
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Some Cane and Floats
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Some Cane and Floats

Lovely those Jason :thumbs: I'll agree Mark they do look nice, but I got bored of Barbel fishing after a number of years. Plus the total infestation of Crayfish made bait fishing a royal ball ache for Pike and Perch also. I used to go to the tackle auctions at Chiswick but found it very elitist and...
by Monts
Tue May 15 2018 17:35
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Some Cane and Floats
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Some Cane and Floats

I do enjoy using cane rods for my non-lure angling, but this little lot has not been used in anger for about five years. But I've only lure fished in that time but feel they do need an airing once the rivers open again. The problem is I find it incredibly hard to sit still now, as when lure fishing ...
by Monts
Tue May 15 2018 12:02
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Vintage reel seats
Replies: 21
Views: 134

Re: Vintage reel seats

When i started building my own rods it was Fuji Snaplocks all the way :madmick: How very modern! :laughs: Bloody handy for taking the reels off when carrying the rods in the old rollup holdalls :laughs: Still think these are the best reel seats for round Ambassadeurs....shame the rods are so heavy ...
by Monts
Mon May 14 2018 17:15
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Never made it to production?
Replies: 26
Views: 352

Re: Never made it to production?

Looking back I suppose they were pioneering times. I did some prodding about the need for shallow running Dawgs and Invaders. So I guess I have played a tiny part - the Shallow Invader was being developed, I just kept nagging! A daft question and one that perhaps has no definitive answer, but if yo...
by Monts
Mon May 14 2018 16:41
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Never made it to production?
Replies: 26
Views: 352

Re: Never made it to production?

Looking back I suppose they were pioneering times. I did some prodding about the need for shallow running Dawgs and Invaders. So I guess I have played a tiny part - the Shallow Invader was being developed, I just kept nagging! A daft question and one that perhaps has no definitive answer, but if yo...
by Monts
Sat May 12 2018 20:52
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Bagleys
Replies: 74
Views: 1079

Re: Bagleys

davelumb wrote:
It'll need a new home for that. I've never caught on the bugger!
I would gladly pay the postage if you don't want it. :thumbs:
by Monts
Sat May 12 2018 17:05
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Bagleys
Replies: 74
Views: 1079

Re: Bagleys

Look what I found. :grin: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aZb_RYTD0IgdAo3Ev_X-tdH-gIzhf8vAgzJNgV08hmluw4Id5M758EXV2WYIngeK4X4Zi8BYfFDHnc8fPOl6tLgvdUot-W-ie2IgIZcdghnjOOiZ2aTAESJpqhcCWR3aEWmPfECNt1OBTYRfVygDU3OosdIsc32melkzhfl1SOPLWntqQfKGE5GAkERw_D-YQBzJ9b2zZi4C0PNtpvrf5ZYOk1bn7BMZ9eo9mPgAsOpgT6r...
by Monts
Mon Apr 30 2018 16:48
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 153
Views: 1765

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Much prefer looking at your hard baits John, but those look interesting too. Nice thread. :thumbs:
by Monts
Fri Apr 27 2018 15:32
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Whats the oldest lure in your bag?
Replies: 21
Views: 868

Re: Whats the oldest lure in your bag?

the top holographic shad. not vintage and not old by a longshot but this was maybe 2005/2006 my first ever lure and first ever time trying for pike with andy macfarlane. the tail got bit off :grin: I gave it to andy that day and I never seen it again until I was up at his parents valueing his gear ...
by Monts
Sat Apr 21 2018 17:02
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 153
Views: 1765

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

This particular thread was discussed today, I think Will Smith may need a bank loan if you lot keep on. :grin:
by Monts
Sat Apr 21 2018 16:03
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Some of my oldies
Replies: 32
Views: 416

Re: Some of my oldies

Picked up one of yours today Mark, from JC. IMG_0905 (2).JPG :thumbs: That one was a body John made himself, and I finished for him :smile: He will be getting a phone call later :laughs: Only a fiver, I was very good and only spent a tenner. I`m impressed mate, i`m skint but would still have spent ...
by Monts
Sat Apr 21 2018 15:53
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Some of my oldies
Replies: 32
Views: 416

Re: Some of my oldies

Picked up one of yours today Mark, from JC. IMG_0905 (2).JPG :thumbs: That one was a body John made himself, and I finished for him :smile: He will be getting a phone call later :laughs: Only a fiver, I was very good and only spent a tenner. I`m impressed mate, i`m skint but would still have spent ...
by Monts
Sat Apr 21 2018 15:40
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Some of my oldies
Replies: 32
Views: 416

Re: Some of my oldies

Mark_Houghton wrote:
Monts wrote:
Picked up one of yours today Mark, from JC.

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:thumbs:
That one was a body John made himself, and I finished for him :smile:
He will be getting a phone call later :laughs: Only a fiver, I was very good and only spent a tenner.
by Monts
Sat Apr 21 2018 15:34
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Some of my oldies
Replies: 32
Views: 416

Re: Some of my oldies

Picked up one of yours today Mark, from JC.
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:thumbs:
by Monts
Sat Apr 21 2018 15:26
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Lure fair???
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: Lure fair???

Bump this back to the top, looking forward to this next Saturday. Catching up with a few people I've not seen for a while. Would be nice to meet up with you Monts, Especially as it seems you used to fish some of the same waters as me in my youth :handshake: You’ll probably find me & not so Happy Ha...
by Monts
Fri Apr 20 2018 14:39
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Lure fair???
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: Lure fair???

Bump this back to the top, looking forward to this next Saturday. Catching up with a few people I've not seen for a while. Would be nice to meet up with you Monts, Especially as it seems you used to fish some of the same waters as me in my youth :handshake: You’ll probably find me & not so Happy Ha...
by Monts
Fri Apr 20 2018 12:01
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 153
Views: 1765

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Mark_Houghton wrote:
Was that meant to be uneducated or unmedicated Jason? both work :laughs: :laughs:
The former, just larking about. :grin:
by Monts
Fri Apr 20 2018 11:42
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 153
Views: 1765

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

There's an interesting story behind the Creek Chub Vs Heddon patent litigation. Heddon wound up with joint patent rights, simply because they were a massive corporation, compared to Creek Chub at the time. To give an idea of just how big they were, at their height in the roaring 20's, Heddon owned ...
by Monts
Wed Apr 18 2018 08:48
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 153
Views: 1765

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Keep them coming please gents. It's been brightening up a dull day at work.
by Monts
Sun Apr 15 2018 12:22
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Beautiful rods
Replies: 37
Views: 1087

Re: Beautiful rods

Each to their own. The quality of off-the-peg rods these days is much better than when I started piking. Even cheaper rods look and feel pretty good. I use a Drennan bait snatching float rod because it's good enough, and I couldn't find a two piece float blank for the same money as the fully built ...
by Monts
Sun Apr 15 2018 11:50
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Beautiful rods
Replies: 37
Views: 1087

Re: Beautiful rods

Each to their own. The quality of off-the-peg rods these days is much better than when I started piking. Even cheaper rods look and feel pretty good. I use a Drennan bait snatching float rod because it's good enough, and I couldn't find a two piece float blank for the same money as the fully built ...
by Monts
Fri Apr 13 2018 11:07
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Lure fair???
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: Lure fair???

Bump this back to the top, looking forward to this next Saturday. Catching up with a few people I've not seen for a while.
by Monts
Wed Mar 28 2018 16:23
Forum: Hunting, Shooting & Pets Forum
Topic: Murphy my lab
Replies: 75
Views: 1344

Re: Murphy my lab

His tail was going well, great to see John.
by Monts
Mon Mar 05 2018 19:00
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Death of Vic Beyer
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Death of Vic Beyer

I managed to chat with Vic and Dave Howes a few years back at Dave Steuart's book launch at The Lands End pub in Twyford. A friend knew them being a "Roach Head" himself. Vic and also Dave Howes and Dave Steuart came across as very unassuming guys. My friend the lucky sod had a ticket for the Longfo...
by Monts
Thu Feb 01 2018 17:55
Forum: Wildlife & Photography Forum
Topic: Snow!
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Snow!

Some more snow from a few years back when we last had a good covering. I do some Trout fishing here in the Spring, but this day ran and got my camera.
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Apologies for jumping on your thread. :grin:
by Monts
Mon Jan 29 2018 18:54
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Whats the oldest lure in your bag?
Replies: 21
Views: 868

Re: Whats the oldest lure in your bag?

Not in the bag but in the tackle room, the wife picked up a dozen of these at a boot sale for fifty pence. These are two I could find, the others are in the room some place.

A must have for Chew surely?
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