On this day in 1918

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Re: On this day in 1918

Post by Bob Brookes » Mon May 29, 2017 11:53 am

I shall come off the wagon tonight and also raise my glass to RSW. :cheers:
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Re: On this day in 1918

Post by Beresford » Mon May 29, 2017 1:43 pm

Shaun Harrison wrote:
Mon May 30, 2016 6:52 pm
I have so much respect for the man but far from being a traditionalist he was at the very forefront of the modern tackle revolution. He brought tackle development well and truly out the dark ages and was keen on anything new. He was a big mover in progressing carbon fibre usage and disliked centrepin reels.
There has never been anyone else in the history of angling that has popularised the pursuit of big fish showing it was possible to actually set out to catch big fish and the silly old phrase of a fish of a lifetime no longer seemed to need to exist.
Dick Walker I will always salute for bringing big fish angling forward so quickly in such massive leaps. It does surprise me that Traditional anglers hold him in high esteem as he was so far from being a traditional angler himself and would have taken much amusement from our little group.
Richard Walker, rest in paradise.
This exactly. Always a progressive angler rather than a traditional one although I do recall reading piece by him in which he voiced disapproval of the hair rig.
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Re: On this day in 1918

Post by Capebreton » Mon May 29, 2017 1:58 pm

will raise a glass

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Re: On this day in 1918

Post by Richard C » Mon May 29, 2017 5:06 pm

I shall raise my drink at supper time.

I surmise that honouring someone from out mutual recreation 32 years after his death, speaks volumes about how influential they were in angling...

..To Dick. :cheers:
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Re: On this day in 1918

Post by Mark » Tue May 28, 2019 7:16 pm

Its that time of the years again chaps. :cheers:
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Re: On this day in 1918

Post by Mark » Tue May 28, 2019 7:41 pm

I'm a day early chaps, it tomorrow.
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Re: On this day in 1918

Post by Northern_Nomad » Tue May 28, 2019 7:58 pm

Mark wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:41 pm
I'm a day early chaps, it tomorrow.
He has made such an inpression on me I don’t mind having an early practice in raising the glass :cheers: :cheers: :Hat:
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Re: On this day in 1918

Post by Pallenpool » Tue May 28, 2019 8:08 pm

I concur :cheers:

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