Airfix Fishing Rod

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Aitch
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Re: Airfix Fishing Rod

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When I was nought but a dot, my Dad brought something like this back from Singapore... the reel was a moulded plastic affair that incorporated a handle with a preformed chequered grip, the rod itself was made of a very stiff non flexible wire with plastic eyes moulded into the ends with a preformed plastic ferrule... it was totally useless as a rod and the float was a huge plastic black and white bob float thatcwould have needed an ounce of lead to cock...
Just one more cast love, and I'll be on me way home

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Re: Airfix Fishing Rod

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Hi PH,

I will keep my eyes peeled for one if it perchance appears at a Bootie or flea market. If by a miracle one has survived and I spot it, I will get it off to you.
If you get to use one of those bijou wands, the Gods of Angling will allow that a personal best takes the bait, no promise given to land the fish is included!
Seriously, if one was to use this little rod in the margins of any water with a reasonable stock of silvers your challenge should be met.
I think the hardest part by far is to find the little rod.
I wish you success in your quest.

Regards Tom.

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Re: Airfix Fishing Rod

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Delaminated wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:09 pm Hi PH,

I will keep my eyes peeled for one if it perchance appears at a Bootie or flea market. If by a miracle one has survived and I spot it, I will get it off to you.
If you get to use one of those bijou wands, the Gods of Angling will allow that a personal best takes the bait, no promise given to land the fish is included!
Seriously, if one was to use this little rod in the margins of any water with a reasonable stock of silvers your challenge should be met.
I think the hardest part by far is to find the little rod.
I wish you success in your quest.

Regards Tom.
Thanks Tom that is most kind - and to think I thought finding an original Milwards Craftversa would be a great challenge - it is clear that one of these 1960s Woolworths £1 specials tops it with ease.

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