My first cast with a pen

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My first cast with a pen

Post by Tonkin Wand » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:58 am

Hi everyone, Just an introduction to myself. I am a pleasure angler with no desire to match fish, go specimen hunting, or "bag up". I use tackle that I have made, restored or cobbled together. Often I go with a like minded friend who is very tolerant of my odd ball approach! An example of which is .........that I purchased at the tackle fair a very fine Hardy F.K.W. rod for a three figure price and at the same time a bundle of mis matched sections . After some fettling I made up a "bitsa" rod for about £2.Both have caught fish and given me pleasure however the first I have used once and the second about three times to date.! Eccentric...Yes......Contented definitely.

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Re: My first cast with a pen

Post by Fredline » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:29 am

You will fit in perfectly. Eccentricities are mandatory. Welcome aboard.
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Re: My first cast with a pen

Post by Bobthefloat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:51 am

Welcome to the forum :Hat:
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Re: My first cast with a pen

Post by Reedling » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:17 pm

Welcome to the forum from another pleasure angler. :Hat:

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Re: My first cast with a pen

Post by Mark » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:34 pm

Welcome to the forum Tonkin Wand.
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Re: My first cast with a pen

Post by StefanDuma » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:05 pm

Welcome have fun.

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Re: My first cast with a pen

Post by Mick » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:50 pm

A very warm welcome to you TW!

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Post by JW1 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Welcome to the forum.


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Re: My first cast with a pen

Post by Cane » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:01 pm

Welcome to the pool,Tonkin.
As I recall your "Bitsa" is quite deadly. Makes we wonder sometimes though, why we ever spend vast amounts on rods, when some people can whip a fish out of a puddle with little more than a few bits of stick lashed together!
In the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings!
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