Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

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Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by Oldtack » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:40 pm

Good evening folks,

May i start by saying thanks for having me. I have enjoyed using and collecting traditional/vintage tackle for about 40 years or so now and i look forward to picking your brains and possibly helping out with issues concerning older tackle.
What started me off was watching an old chap playing a lively 16 pound Salmon on an old 12 foot cane rod and a 4 1/2 inch wide drum Aerial.Just watching the rod bending and the reel occasionally paying out the line all worked by the old chaps thumb slowing down the drum and then winding furiously to gain the line back....that was it for me. It took me a couple of years to experience the same thrill and it was just great.

thanks all.
Mick.

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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by Mark » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:01 pm

Welcome to the forum Mick.
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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by AshbyCut » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:04 pm

A hearty welcome, Sir.

Croeso mawr, Syr.
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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by SkimmingTheCream » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:05 pm

Welcome to the TFF Mick

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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by Iasgair » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Oldtack wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Good evening folks,

May i start by saying thanks for having me. I have enjoyed using and collecting traditional/vintage tackle for about 40 years or so now and i look forward to picking your brains and possibly helping out with issues concerning older tackle.




After 40 years, we should be picking your brain.
Welcome to the TFF. I like how you got started.
Worry less about who you might offend, and care more about who you might inspire.

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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by Keston » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:29 pm

Welcome to the forum .

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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by Tonytoned » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:34 pm

Hello and welcome Mick. Excellent story.

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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by Barbulus » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:46 pm

Great story to start. Welcome !

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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by Richard Jackson » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Welcome Mick
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: Hello from West Wales....shmae pawb

Post by Duebel » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:14 pm

Croeso Mick!
Greetings from Bamberg
Martin

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