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Alan Morton
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New boy

Post by Alan Morton » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:20 pm

Hello all , my name is Alan I live in Buckinghamshire and have been fishing since the summer of 1968 when my grandmother gIve me a cane float rod and centre pin for my birthday. So I have now been fishing for 50 years mostly on the Thames but also many lakes . I have been a modern carper/ angler for most of that time having to have the New this that or the other , but over the last year or so I've been yearning for a simpler way and so purchased my first split cane rod this month a stepped up MKiv carp rod , I've used it twice so far and fallen in love with it , and so I think my wallet may be taking g a beating soon . One little question for you all , I'm not sure what reel to buy to accompany the Mkiv ,so any suggestions would be very welcome. I look forward to reading through all the topics on the forum and hopefully getting involved and carried away with it all . Alan

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Re: New boy

Post by AshbyCut » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:43 pm

A hearty welcome, Sir ... and I'm sure you'll be receiving many suggestions to match whatever budget you have.
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Re: New boy

Post by Harry H » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:45 pm

:welcome: to the forum, it's a familiar tale on here just be careful it's a slippery slope. :Chuckle:
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Re: New boy

Post by SkimmingTheCream » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:36 pm

Welcome to the TFF Alan.

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Re: New boy

Post by Lea Dweller » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:41 pm

Welcome Alan, my suggestion for a Mark IV would be a Mitchell 300, probably the most versatile anyway!
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Re: New boy

Post by Harry » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:58 pm

A good solid centerpin would be a Mordex Merlin... they are a good pin and suited to carp fishing... I have a pair mated to Sharpes rods...

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Re: New boy

Post by Keston » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:01 pm

Welcome to the forum .

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Re: New boy

Post by Terry C » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:04 pm

Welcome to the forum
Formerly known as Bobthefloat

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Re: New boy

Post by StefanDuma » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:11 pm

Welcome to the forum, enjoy yourself.

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Re: New boy

Post by Barbelseeker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:41 pm

Welcome, may you dangle here for a long time

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