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Post by Odney » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:24 pm

Hello . I've just been accepted to join the forum so thought I'd introduce myself.
I'm 50 years old , live in east Berkshire and been fishing since a small boy. My dad took me to a small stream off the Thames in cookham known as The Odney where armed with a length of garden cane that my dad had whipped some eyes on spent hours catching minnows , bleak and if lucky the odd gudgeon . My dad had an old split cane rod that he'd been given and we spent hours bonding on that small river every weekend .
I fished through most of my youth but other things got in the way during my teenage years and was late 20s when I returned to a sport that I hardly recognised .
Boilies , bolt hair rigs and Optonics had taken over from maggots, floats and size 16 hooks and although I did buy into the modern way for a few years and caught some descent fish I knew it was cheating ,like teeing a golf ball up on the fairway to get your best round of golf .
For the last ten years I have fished with a etiquette I set myself meaning bait must natural or easily bought from supermarket, always on a baited hook but most importantly the hook must be set in to the fish using my own skill not some bolt rig
As for my tackle I fish with a very humble Allcock record breaker centre pin , free line , maybe the odd swan shot, or under a quill. As for my rod I've just recovered an old Constable of Bromley cane that I plan to use on my next trip . It needed a little TLC but it's my dad's old rod and so the memory and feel of where it all began will be relived on every cast
Tight lines looking forward to getting to know you all

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Post by Shed_Monkey » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:52 pm

Welcome to the forum Odney - good to have you on board.


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Post by AshbyCut » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:04 pm

Sounds like you've come home. A hearty welcome, Sir.
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Post by Lea Dweller » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:18 pm

Welcome, I know that we have a few members that live in other parts of Berkshire, so you have company!
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Post by Mark » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:20 pm

Welcome to the forum Odney.
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Post by Hovis » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:24 pm

Welcome Sir. You'll like it here.
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Post by JW1 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:32 pm

Welcome, I think you have come to the right place.


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Post by AllRounder » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:08 pm

Welcome to the forum Odney. Have fun!

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Post by Julian » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:31 pm

Welcome aboard Odney. :Hat:
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Post by SkimmingTheCream » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:00 pm

Welcome to the TFF Odney

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