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Harry
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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by Harry » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:11 pm

A lovely day with my good lady at the Essex Game and Country fair today, brought forth a couple of little acquisitions...

On one of the stands was a chap called Barry Grantham... some of his reels were way out of my price range... but a little 3" Tideflo Hydroflo was picked up for a few pounds...

It should go well with the impending Wally Rod and an adjacent book stall brought forth a book "Roach And How To Catch Them... a couple of nice shirts and a bag o' fudge completed my spending spree :Hat:
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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by Lea Dweller » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:16 pm

At just 8ft it has to be "The Wallington Wand"
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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by Rod » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:22 pm

I'm with Lea Dweller, "the Wallington Wand" it has to be, as every Wand I've had has been about this length, and caught my best Roach on one, sitting in a snow storm, oh for those days when I was young, and as mad as a hatter. :Hahaha:
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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by Harry » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 pm

In all seriousness, I have just had to censure my good lady with a literal kick up the arse.... she came in from the kitchen and suggested.....

"How about Roddy McRodface".... :shocked: :club:

She is back in the kitchen sniggering with barely disguised glee and rubbing her bottom at the same time... I now have a sore foot and dented pride :club:
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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by Keston » Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:04 pm

A sense of humour and a baker of fine cakes , methinks you married well Harry :Hat:

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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by Harry » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:46 pm

Aye... she's a goodun John... :Thumb:

Its looking like its between "Wallington Wand" and "Wallington Wizard" at the mo... any more votes...?
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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by BobTheFloat » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:11 pm

Wally wizard !
Although the gonquerer made me chuckle
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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by Harry » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:08 pm

The rod is almost finished, just the varnishing to go.... the pics Wal has sent are gorgeous.... it's whipped in Black/Gold jasper with black inters...
It will be henceforth be known as "The Wally Wizard"... :Hat:
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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by Bjp » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:14 pm

so all those who voted for wally wizard Harry will they get a turn with the rod at next years gudgeon match :Wink:

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Re: A Wallington Rod

Post by OldAngler » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:27 pm

I would go for the Wally Gonk Wizard.

There is a (small) river Wallington which flows through Fareham in Hampshire where some of the Portsmouth club members fish for Gudgeon and have a match for said purpose. If this is not the same Wallington the it is a coincidence that they are both gudgeon rivers. The Sweetcorn Kid is a member of that august group. Perhaps he can clarify.

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