Optonics

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Slumption
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Re: Optonics

Post by Slumption » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:25 pm

Whilst its debatable if optonics are 'traditional' I would say they are quite well recognised as one of the early electronic alarms. I am now after a second one and ideally the brass conversion kit that replaces the plastic spanner / nut in the bottom. If anyone has one they would like to sell please let me know. It
isn't something I use that often but I do like night fishing for zander and also piking on the mid level drain. The mid level has such a steep bank its easier to to sit up the top and set your rods up at the bottom. In that scenario I like to have belt and braces bite indication.

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Re: Optonics

Post by Carp Artist » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:30 pm

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Re: Optonics

Post by Troydog » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:49 pm

Ive got two Optonics circa 1976 - great for bream on lakes I find....
Trouble is, the fish just don't read the books......
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Re: Optonics

Post by Troydog » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:49 pm

1986 ?
Trouble is, the fish just don't read the books......
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Re: Optonics

Post by Shaun Harrison » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:00 pm

I had the very first Compacts when they were released in late 1980. There was the version with the leads to a white sounder box available a year or so before then.

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Re: Optonics

Post by Bob Brookes » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:08 pm

Shaun Harrison wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:00 pm
I had the very first Compacts when they were released in late 1980. There was the version with the leads to a white sounder box available a year or so before then.
I had them around the same time Shaun. Later I went on to have them converted by Del Romang and I handed them to him at a NASA conference at Nottingham University. These were probably the last that Delkim converted as they were stopped soon after by Dellareed(?) who got their lawyers mobilised. :Thumb:
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Re: Optonics

Post by Shaun Harrison » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:44 pm

Les Bamford did mine for me in 1983

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Re: Optonics

Post by Bob Brookes » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:04 pm

So you had a bigger knob than I did! :Scared:
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Re: Optonics

Post by Shaun Harrison » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:25 pm

Yup, on my alarms anyway. :Ok:

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Re: Optonics

Post by Windjammer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:36 pm

I bought a pair with the leads and sounder box, 1 item at a time as I couldn't afford the whole outlay at once. These were Dellareed versions, one hi and one lo tone. I think I paid £30 per item.
Late 70's at a guess. I love night fishing and bite alarms are essential, I can only stare at a bobbin for so long.
I also still have 3 bottle tops as well, green yellow and blue!

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