1930s style angling

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1930s style angling

Post by Harry H » Sun May 12, 2019 9:16 pm

Tried out my freshly restored cane and greenheart float rod. Had a lovely day nothing to give it a good old test fish wise but one of the Crusians I hooked did come in with a lump of Canadian pond weed which made it hoop over a bit without any ill effects. One thing it did do nicely was casting, the tippy action made casting quite easy.
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Re: 1930s style angling

Post by Chavender » Mon May 13, 2019 9:08 pm

people can fall into the trap that only splitcane is worthy and best ,but its not the case .every rod has its place ,the right action for a given circumstance .you've found the right rod for the right job ,doesn't need too be splitcane too be best. greenheart when good ,has a good action so suits some fishing better than cane .
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Re: 1930s style angling

Post by TrentFisher » Mon May 13, 2019 10:22 pm

Smashing post .
Your photo tells a story.It has now got me thinking it has been too many years since a Crucian graced my net and a local water stock some breeding fish a couple of years ago and there are reports of them beginning to show.
I don't own a cane/greenheart rod so my trusty Allcock's Isis with solid glass tip will fit the bill,with Ambidex no. 2.
Looking forward to that adventure already.

Enjoy all your future outings .
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Re: 1930s style angling

Post by Liphook » Tue May 14, 2019 12:49 am

I love a crucian, sorry I know I've said that before on TFF :Scared: and this has post also reminded me that I've always wanted to try (or better make?) a one piece 6ft greenheart brook fly rod....nice bit of traditional angling Chavender :Hat:

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Re: 1930s style angling

Post by Tengisgol » Tue May 14, 2019 8:29 pm

Well done Sir, glad you got some crucian as intended!
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Re: 1930s style angling

Post by CoarseCumbrian » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:40 pm

An angling club here in Cumbria has recently stocked one of their pools with Crucians. Relatively small at present but they are showing well and I look forward to catching them in the near future with a Lucky Strike and Float King reel. Can’t wait!

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Re: 1930s style angling

Post by OldAngler » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 pm

Thank you Chavender for saying that we do not have to use only split cane. That reassures me as I have a rod for renovation which has whole cane butt and middle sections, and a fibreglass tip, (c.1960 I think). It is named but I forget the name and cannot check as I am away from home at the moment.

It will be for my great grandson but there is no rush just yet as he is only 18 months old!

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Re: 1930s style angling

Post by Wallys-Cast » Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:45 pm

Nice one Richard, it's good to see a nice bit of greenheart being used.

This from a 1950s Angling magazine.
"A cane rod never ceases to be an efficient instrument in the hands, but a good greenheart becomes a part of the fisherman himself."

It's a quote from Salmon fishing by Richard Waddington

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