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Re: Interesting Morritts Junior

Post by Silexman » Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 am

I picked up this very colourful Supreme a few years ago. Luckily I'm a bit colour blind. It still works perfectly and I occasionally use it for grass carp.

https://s20.postimg.cc/6epdkvnr1/P5151217.jpg

Back when I was a youngster I much preferred Intrepid reels over Mitchells (of which I've had/have a few) mainly because the Intrepid bail arm goes round the "right" way for a right hander.

It was interesting to see the comments above re Airfix kits. I was never happier than when putting a Spitfire, Hurricane or Lancaster together - my bedroom was full of them. It was only years later that I heard about joy and dangers of glue sniffing.

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Re: Interesting Morritts Junior

Post by Stingray » Tue May 15, 2018 3:50 pm

Silexman wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 am
I picked up this very colourful Supreme a few years ago. Luckily I'm a bit colour blind.
Though the purist on my shoulder disagrees, I do think that Supreme looks very dapper. Possibly what it would have looked like had it been made in Japan instead of England back then. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Interesting Morritts Junior

Post by Newtocane » Thu May 17, 2018 8:34 pm

That Supreme does look interesting and not too garish. But which rod to match it with, possibly a glass one?

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Re: Interesting Morritts Junior

Post by SeanM » Thu May 17, 2018 10:39 pm

Stingray wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:49 pm
AshbyCut wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 11:24 pm
Maybe it was just around the area in which I lived at the time ... when boys were finding things to do with the paints left over from the plastic scale models which were an expanding trend at the time (Airfix plastic models were introduced in 1949 with a Ferguson Tractor, and the Spitfire was introduced in 1953). :Hat:
Yes, maybe. A little later but I remember painting some perfectly good Matchbox cars with my airfix paints in between kits.

PS. I also remember Frog kits.

:Hat:
Here's an interesting link:

http://www.houseoffrog.co.uk/

Buried somewher in there is a mention of me!
Quot homines, tot sententiae. (And now we are 6!)

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Re: Interesting Morritts Junior

Post by Reedling » Fri May 18, 2018 10:53 am

Blimey forgot all about those kits, I can remember cutting out the balsa, gluing it all together and papering the wings etc and coating with dope. Mine always broke easily although I did expect a lot from the planes and was heavy handed. We used to launch them from local flats near the common where I lived. Not good!

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Re: Interesting Morritts Junior

Post by Silexman » Sat May 19, 2018 4:09 am

Newtocane wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:34 pm
That Supreme does look interesting and not too garish. But which rod to match it with, possibly a glass one?
Fibreglass indeed. I'm very lucky to be able to match the Supreme with a Hardy 10' Carp rod. Works a treat.

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Re: Interesting Morritts Junior

Post by Stingray » Sat May 19, 2018 11:44 pm

SeanM wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:39 pm

Here's an interesting link:

http://www.houseoffrog.co.uk/

Buried somewher in there is a mention of me!
Thanks for the link, an interesting site - I remember the Frog plastics as well.

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Re: Interesting Morritts Junior

Post by Newtocane » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:27 am

Silexman wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 4:09 am

Fibreglass indeed. I'm very lucky to be able to match the Supreme with a Hardy 10' Carp rod. Works a treat.
I use my Supremes with either a Rodrill Dipper or Sealey Carpmaster, though haven't really tested the combination out properly, yet!

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