Dick Walker Advert Mk 1V 1953

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Re: Dick Walker Advert Mk 1V 1953

Post by Fredline » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:46 am

Mole-Patrol wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:07 am
Out of interest what month of 1953 was that advert featured?
May 16th 1953.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
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Re: Dick Walker Advert Mk 1V 1953

Post by Mole-Patrol » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:12 am

Thanks :Hat:
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Re: Dick Walker Advert Mk 1V 1953

Post by Nobby » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:42 am

I wonder if Dick fired off a letter of complaint about that advert claim....if he did it may not have been read by Jim Bruce Snr. as Dick still thought his name was B.James!

We have on here image copies of letters showing what Dick thought of Jim's attempt at rod writing. He didn't pull any punches.......

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Re: Dick Walker Advert Mk 1V 1953

Post by Bob Brookes » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 am

With regard to the length of rods, Dr Cane put me right. I discussed a couple of my Sharpes rods with him, saying that the 9' 3" was over 9' 5" and the 9' 6" was over 9' 8". Apparently the stated length is the length of the blank and that you gain a couple of inches or so with the build. I guess James Bruce went on to claim that extra 2" after a while.
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Re: Dick Walker Advert Mk 1V 1953

Post by Gone Fishing » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:35 am

Very interesting advert. Thank you.
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Re: Dick Walker Advert Mk 1V 1953

Post by Fredline » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:43 am

Bob Brookes wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 am
With regard to the length of rods, Dr Cane put me right. I discussed a couple of my Sharpes rods with him, saying that the 9' 3" was over 9' 5" and the 9' 6" was over 9' 8". Apparently the stated length is the length of the blank and that you gain a couple of inches or so with the build. I guess James Bruce went on to claim that extra 2" after a while.
Well you would, wouldn't you?
That makes perfect sense.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
John Bickerdyke.

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