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Dave Burr
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Re: Optonics

Post by Dave Burr » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:37 pm

There's a huge market in second hand alarms but mainly in those that are 'high end'. Some anglers change their alarms more often than their socks and chop and change to have either the ideal set up (went through that myself), or to keep up with the very latest 'must have' tech. But I cannot imagine too many expensive alarms turning up at Boot sales. Early Optonics are nice but only valuable if they've been fettled.

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Re: Optonics

Post by Olly » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:46 pm

I gave my Taperflash away - an angler died from a lightening strike using one of those. I was on the opposite bank.

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Re: Optonics

Post by Tizer » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:15 am

Most on here might be safe then,not sure but ain't ca**on dodgy as well

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Re: Optonics

Post by Reedling » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:01 am

I know nothing about electronic bite alarms apart from the ones with a bit of wire sticking up that you wrapped your line around, a bite caused a buzzer to go off. Is there a site that explains the chronology/evolution of alarms and the various alterations or tweeks that are spoken about.

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Re: Optonics

Post by Ljm183 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:47 am

Reedling wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:01 am
I know nothing about electronic bite alarms apart from the ones with a bit of wire sticking up that you wrapped your line around, a bite caused a buzzer to go off. Is there a site that explains the chronology/evolution of alarms and the various alterations or tweeks that are spoken about.
Got a pair of those :::: Sundridge bite alarms with wires/sounder box.

Still working

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Re: Optonics

Post by Reedling » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:58 am

They look a bit upmarket to what I remember, but yes that's the type for sure, thanks for putting a picture up. :Thumb:

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Re: Optonics

Post by Olly » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:23 am

Heron copies I think.

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Re: Optonics

Post by Duckett » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:30 pm

My old fella favoured a champagne cork with two map pins pushed into the end that goes in the bottle. He always carried several, trimmed down to different weights ..... oh, and spare map pins.
From "... the wilds of the Wirral, whose wayward people both God and good men have quite given up on ...".

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Re: Optonics

Post by Tizer » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:54 pm

Ljm183 wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:47 am
Reedling wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:01 am
I know nothing about electronic bite alarms apart from the ones with a bit of wire sticking up that you wrapped your line around, a bite caused a buzzer to go off. Is there a site that explains the chronology/evolution of alarms and the various alterations or tweeks that are spoken about.
Got a pair of those :::: Sundridge bite alarms with wires/sounder box.

Still working

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:drool:

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Re: Optonics

Post by Ljm183 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:01 pm

Reedling wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:58 am
They look a bit upmarket to what I remember, but yes that's the type for sure, thanks for putting a picture up. :Thumb:
BJ Bite Alarm

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And a really cheap and nasty one the " Magno-Bite Alarm

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