Introduction

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Robert P
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Introduction

Post by Robert P » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:49 pm

Evening all,
I had put a short intro and plea for information about a split cane fly rod I acquired into a thread here:

viewtopic.php?t=28399

Also thought I'd say a proper hello.

Having returned to fishing after a lay off, predominately lure and lately fly. I seem to have come to own a couple of Mitchel 300s (not sure how to explain that to the other half) and am now looking for suitable hollow glass rods to use for a spot of general coarse fishing on the river near the in-laws place.

Having been obsessed with angling as a youngster, many of the books I read in the 80s were full of stories of Chris Yates, Dick Walker et al. I think being a kid and lusting after certain rods and reels which were firmly out of my pocket money's reach at the time must have had a lasting effect.

Like many, I feel more drawn to the older equipment, partly because of the baffling array of consumerist, mass produced plastic offered as tackle these days, and partly because I think that something in the look and feel of vintage gear enhances the excitement of fishing, strips away the pretentiousness and frees us from the paranoia of continual and relentless 'development' in the trade.

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Duebel
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Re: Introduction

Post by Duebel » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Welcome to the TFF, Robert!
Greetings from Bamberg
Martin

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Re: Introduction

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:39 pm

A hearty welcome, Sir.
"Beside the water I discovered (or maybe rediscovered) the quiet. The sort of quiet that allows one to be woven into the tapestry of nature instead of merely standing next to it." Estaban.

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Terry C
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Re: Introduction

Post by Terry C » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:08 pm

Welcome to the forum :Hat:
Formerly known as Bobthefloat

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Tom
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Re: Introduction

Post by Tom » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:08 am

WELCOME!

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Mark
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Re: Introduction

Post by Mark » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:20 pm

Welcome to the forum Robert.
Mark (Administrator)

The most precious places in the English landscape are those secretive corners,
where you find only elder trees, nettles and dreams. (BB - Denys Watkins-Pitchford).

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Keston
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Re: Introduction

Post by Keston » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:23 pm

Welcome to the forum .

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Black Prince
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Re: Introduction

Post by Black Prince » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:36 pm

Hello Robert and :welcome: mike

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Re: Introduction

Post by SkimmingTheCream » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:04 pm

Welcome to the TFF Robert

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Paul_V
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Re: Introduction

Post by Paul_V » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:09 pm

hi Robert. welcome.

only a couple of 300's. you should be ashamed of yourself sir!. boy do you have some catching up to do.

:welcome: :fishing2:

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