Traditional Ledger Bobbins

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Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by Mark » Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:57 pm

I have never used a bobbin before but have just purchased on impulse a pair of these for £2.00 from eBay.

They are being sold as 'Traditional Ledger Bobbins - The bobbin features a removable top which is versatile and easy to use, our bobbins have a removable top so that more weight can be added for additional wind or river flow resistance'.

Chaps I am confused, how do I use one. :Confused:

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Re: Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by RBTraditional » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:02 pm

The removable top allows you to add shot for weight in the hollow body. The ring through the bottom is used to tie some Dacron or like to your rear rest so that the bobbin doesn't end up in the drink..... :Hat:
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Re: Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by Shed_Monkey » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:20 pm

I have some of these somewhere from some point in the distant past... but my recollection is I never used them as I found they damaged the line as the clip was very tight - might be worth checking yours out before use.

It's a crying shame you can't get the old style washing up liquid bottle tops any more.

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Re: Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by Loop Erimder » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:37 pm

You can use the new washing up bottle tops.... as shown in zee picture....bit of drillin. ....bit of gluin. ..... job done with vintage optonics.....could almost be in the 70s

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Re: Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by RBTraditional » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:53 pm

Blimey If optonics are now vintage then I'm getting really old :Hahaha:
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Re: Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by Shropshire Lad » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:33 pm

I have a pair of those, I made the line clip groove a little wider so as not to pinch the line

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Re: Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by Mark » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks for the advise chaps, I will try them out on the river chub when they arrive. :Hat:
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Re: Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by Black Prince » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:27 am

I have 4 genuine fairy liquid tops from the 1970s I used to use at Ffestiniog power station north wales when ledgering for trout scared to use them any more mike

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Re: Traditional Ledger Bobbins

Post by Dave Burr » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:50 am

I used to make mine with a wine cork (or half of one) and a couple of map pins. A net curtain hook on the other end to attach to some line or cord, stops it from flying into the bushes and away you go. Painted white or fluoro orange they looked very chic.

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