Homers Pike Float.

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Fredline
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Homers Pike Float.

Post by Fredline » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:31 am

I bought a selection of vintage fishing floats from a certain site recently that had attracted quite a bit of interest. The main attraction was the small ivory tipped, bone bottomed quill and very nice it is too. But amongst this selection was a very familiar stem on an old pike float and it was this that I was mainly interested in. The stem had been painted a dull red and it had real Homers qualities.My hunch proved correct.
I cleared the plugged celluloid stem top and bottom, tidied up the top as the wraps were coming adrift, cleaned the paint from the stem and fitted a replacement plug and voila, a Homers pike float. I have never seen one of these before but with the resources available to the W. F. Homer workshop at the time there is no reason why they did not produce a pike float. Most probably a perch bob as well. The search continues.
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Re: Homers Pike Float.

Post by Nobby » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:41 am

Both nice finds Fredline. I sharp taper to that little quill's top section.......Bazin???

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Re: Homers Pike Float.

Post by Santiago » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:55 am

Great floats, especially the Naiad! I must try to make some smaller ones like that.
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Re: Homers Pike Float.

Post by Bob Brookes » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:05 pm

:mrgreen: I'm just a little envious! :Thumb:
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Re: Homers Pike Float.

Post by Santiago » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:28 pm

Me too# I had to take a screenshot to have a photograph to work from. Because the naiad is quite small it should be easier to replicate.
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Re: Homers Pike Float.

Post by Mario » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:32 pm

very nice floats there

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