taking traditional fishing back to basics

Watched a good traditional fishing DVD lately, why not talk about it in here.
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taking traditional fishing back to basics

Post by Chavender » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:57 pm

Graeme Pullen ,horse hairs and beanpoles

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Post by Crucian » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:45 pm

Brilliant! thanks for posting.

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Post by Paul D » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:22 pm

Fantastic! Many thanks, doesn't get anymore traditional than that.
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Post by Marc » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:19 pm

Proof, if it were needed, that despite all the fancy new fangled tackle, it's done nothing to improve on what we already had. Maybe made it a bit easier. Excellent find that. Really enjoyed it.
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Post by NiceRoach » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:25 pm

Superb link enjoyed that :tea:
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Post by Wallys-Cast » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:02 pm

I can see those old horse hair twisting engines becoming popular again :Hahaha:

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Post by Dave Burr » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:57 pm

But what if you haven't got a pool table?

I recall John Wilson catching a chub on a length of willow and length of line - says more about the ease of chub fishing than anything historic perhaps? I think that traditionally rods were made of wood from the hedgerow rather than cane, Jon Berry covered old rod construction in 'A Can Of Worms' I just cannot recall the details but hazel springs to mind.

Looks fun though.

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Post by Reedling » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:12 am

I really enjoyed that and seeing the knot used for joining the horse hair reminded me of tying a shock leader on my sea gear. I hope I don't hear on the news that a number of horses have been found with tails missing.... I will know where to look for the culprits!

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Post by JohnClyde » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:18 am

I recall as a kid my 'Uncle' Fred, a friend of the family who lived his whole life in the same Snowdonian valley that my mum's family lived in, telling me how they used to fish as young men. This also involved cutting down a length of hazel and attaching line to the end. That would have been the 1920-30s? He thought it infinitely more refined than the poaching techniques of Craddog down the road, who would tie baited lines to the side of the bank and collect them the day after with the dead trout attached.

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