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Post by Peacock Quill » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:37 pm

I'm Lee and 47 and have fished since I was 6, I started fishing for anything that would bite my hook that was the size of a spaniel and the rod was about 5 feet long! My first rod come via 3 tokens collected from Rice Krispie packets and was far more suited to beating down stinging nettles and floats and hooks were just as useless. Years later I longed for a Mitchell Match or Mitchell 300 but could never afford one... I suppose that is what drove me to start collecting Mitchell reels, its not for there great engineering or silent slick running!
I carp fished for many years with all the modern tackle but stopped several years ago as I have 2 children and work away, but to be totally honest I stopped enjoying fishing due to many of the totally selfish 'modern' anglers attitudes . 4 years ago my daughter asked me to take her fishing, I dusted down my old float rod and Mitchell Match and found some old quill floats and I started..... to enjoy myself again. I managed to purchase a cane B James IV Avon rod that goes very nicely with a Mitchell 300 and I have added 2 centre pin reels to my collection that I'm utterly useless with...
My new passion's are quill floats (I can spend hours admiring them) and Crucian Carp that can send my moods to blood boiling when I keep missing bites to life's greatest pleasure when I manage to hit one! I managed 15 over 2lbs to 2lbs 10oz in only 3 trips this season, I caught 40 in 1 trip all over a 1lb, as you can probably tell I'm quite impressed myself and I would love to say it was down to watercraft and skill but it was pure luck!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and tight lines.

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Post by AshbyCut » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:50 pm

A hearty welcome, Sir.
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Post by Mark » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:54 pm

Welcome to the forum Lee.
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where you find only elder trees, nettles and dreams. (BB - Denys Watkins-Pitchford).

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Post by Santiago » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:56 pm

Welcome to the forum! I also have a passion for quill floats. I can't stop making them! And there's nothing like watching a quill float, especially when it disappears.
"....he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy"


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Post by Eddy Pools » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:33 pm

Hello Lee, welcome to the TFF

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Post by SkimmingTheCream » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:49 am

Welcome to the TFF Lee

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Post by Mitch300 » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:01 am

Welcome to the forum, PQ

You'll find many here who are equally disillusioned with the `selfishness' of modern fishing approaches, and find much more satisfaction in a peaceful day's fishing with traditional equipment. This group is very friendly and willing to share its thoughts and ideas on all manner of questions about tackle, techniques, clothing, floatmaking, and how to cast with those centrepins. We hope your daughter enjoys the fishing too.

G. B.

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Post by Duebel » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:04 am

Welcome to the TFF, Lee!
Greetings from Bamberg

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Post by BobTheFloat » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:15 am

Welcome sir you've come to the right place :Hat:
Your one bite away from the best session of your life

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Post by Tengisgol » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:21 am

BobTheFloat wrote:Welcome sir you've come to the right place :Hat:
Spot on! A hearty welcome from me.
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