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New member aka Binbag

Post by Binbag » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:30 pm


Thought I would introduce myself. My name is Ralph and I live in Hornchurch in Essex. I was a keen fisherman with vintage tackle until about 20 years ago when life got in the way with children and work. I lost interest when I had to sell a couple of my beloved cane rods to take the family on holiday then my garage was broken into and my remaining rods bar 2 were stolen. I had some modern gear (for the time) and that was cleaned out but the thieves left my old reels alone. I have a 10 feet 6 cane rod from Bromley in Kent but can’t read the makers name plus a hand built rod that is of an indeterminate heritage.

My reels I prize are as follows
Mitchell 300 from the sixties, and a 410 from the seventies.
An ABU 333 from the fifties I think (this was my fathers reel)
A grice and young centrepin which I think is called a coq d’or and a hand made centrepin made for Bromages in the 1970s
A pair of ambidex one plain and one the swan neck type
A pair of 1950s ABU record small multipliers

I am particularly in the market for new rods to replace those sold and stolen.

Favourite type of fishing is small stream and small pond as I prefer intimate venues, always have done. I learnt my craft both coarse and fly on the small streams in Cornwall where my parents had friends who owned a farm near Canworthy Water. The river was wonderful there catching wild brownies up to 12oz on the fly and grayling and dance on the coarse gear. As I got older I travelled further and fished near me the old Lea, Thames and occasionally further afield visiting the Avon and Dorset Stour, and once or twice the Kennet and Lambourne.

Looking forward to wetting my line soon in the traditional style!

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Re: New member aka Binbag

Post by Reedling » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:34 pm

Welcome to the forum Binbag, love the name :Thumb: it sounds like you been speaking to my wife and kids about my tackle. :eyebrow:

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Re: New member aka Binbag

Post by Mark » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 pm

Welcome to the forum Binbag.
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Post by Ljm183 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:07 pm

:welcome: Binbag

Just up the road from me. im in Aveley. Let me me know what your looking for i might be able to help...


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Re: New member aka Binbag

Post by Harry » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:09 pm

Welcome Sir... good to hear that the Essex contingent is increasing.. :Hat:
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Re: New member aka Binbag

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:11 pm

Welcome to the Forum Ralph.

The Bromley rod is likely by Dawsons.
Always sad to here of people who've lost tackle to thieves. Good tackle is often advertised here so keep an eye out.
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Re: New member aka Binbag

Post by JW1 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:14 pm

Welcome Ralph

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Re: New member aka Binbag

Post by Julian » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:35 pm

Welcome aboard Binbag :Hat:
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Re: New member aka Binbag

Post by Keston » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:49 pm

Welcome from the sunny South coast .

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Re: New member aka Binbag

Post by Eddy Pools » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:59 pm

Hello Ralph, welcome to the TFF

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