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Just joined the Traditional Fisherman's Forum, why not pop into this forum and introduce yourself.
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Tonkin Wand wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:52 am Hi Neal, Welcome, with your fine introduction of your self there will be many here to converse with.You seem to have a varst selection of good waters to choose from. Regards Tony
Thanks for your kind comments,"Tonkin Wand"
It may seem odd to some, but I take a great deal of pleasure in fishing on Rivers that have come back to life.
As a child, I remember stinking water, oil slicks, huge amounts of foam, the dumping of solids and the largely unseen waste discharge from chemical works and others. The others include sewage treatment works that were wholly inadequate.

Things are not perfect these days, by any means.
But now , these rivers can be a delight to fish.
It is truly wonderful to have witnessed and experienced this transformation in my lifetime.

Best wishes


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Wanderer wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:12 am
Coral Maestro wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:05 am Greetings Wanderer! My first reel was a Black Prince. Do you still have yours? My reel was moved on and replaced with a Daiwa. I picked up a boxed Black Prince recently but I'm not sure it'll get much use. It was a "nostalgia" purchase.
Enjoy the forum!
Hello to you, "Coral Maestro"
Thank you for the Greetings.
With regard to the Black prince, yes I think I do still have it. I think it's in my old reel (mostly old junk) drawer, in the garage.
I remember that when It was first given to me ,it didnt have any kind of knob on the handle and quite severe line grooving.
First problem solved with a bit of, roughly shaped cork and the second(sometime later) with a file.......
Looking back now, I have fond memories of the old thing and I caught fish using it.

Boxed Black prince. Very interesting.
These days, the reels come in for a lot of negative comments but they were affordable and reliable and were used by lots of boys at the time.

All the best.

I think mine cost the princely sum of £1 (the green folding sort, not the shiny golden coin we have nowadays). Who would have thought that pound coins would become "loose change"?!!
The dace is both lively and lean,
With a beautiful silvery sheen;
He'll snatch at your flies
With a lightning-like rise
And unless you are sharp, he's just been.
-Fishing Gazette

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:welcome: Neal. :Hat:
“I spent most of my money on fishing. The rest I wasted,”

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Welcome to TTF Neal, I know you will enjoy it here.

Life is an adventure, bring a fishing rod and a camera.

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