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reference books

Post by Dusty1 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:36 pm

Hello all

I am fairly new to traditional tackle , and have lost count of the hours i spend on the internet trying to track down answers to problems , or finding solutions.

is there a definitive book or books that would be useful to this end.

It would also be handy if they didnt cost the national debt



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Re: reference books

Post by AshbyCut » Sat May 12, 2018 9:15 pm

Would that there were, Sir !!! A considerable part of what was my bank balance is now sitting on bookshelves about my home ... much to My Fair Lady's dismay ... as they take up space that she could use !!!

However ... you've arrived here in the TFF ... where questions are welcomed ... and answers given freely !!! Ask away, Sir ... ask away.
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Re: reference books

Post by Bobby Marlene » Sat May 12, 2018 9:47 pm

My wife always gets that weary look when the postman arrives with a parcel. Could be another book...
All the books always raised new questions. Answers I found here on TFF!
Still enjoy reading. Bobby

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Re: reference books

Post by DaceAce » Sun May 13, 2018 6:24 am

Angling Ways by E. Marshall Hardy is a comprehensive book on the older styles and a later 1963 edition covers most of it, cheap, too. ... g%2520ways

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Re: reference books

Post by Beresford » Sun May 13, 2018 7:28 am

I've not come across a definitive book but A History of Carp Fishing, Drop Me a Line and Chris Ball's books are all very good as describing the MkIV Carp rod and its development. They also cover other carp fishing tackle. But of course that might not be at all what you are interested in so I can only really echo what others here have suggested – 'ask away'. The depth of knowledge and very often the speed of response here makes this a great resource. As a group a wide range of fishing styles and experiences are covered giving the opportunity for answers regarding less well known items to have been bought/used/restored by members.

Sometimes questions will give rise to interesting debate.

I first bit I'd advice I'd give is – don't be in too much of a hurry to buy.
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Re: reference books

Post by Richard Jackson » Sun May 13, 2018 10:01 am

As much as i love reading i don’t own any books on fishing , i always post a question on here and one of the fine members as usually answered it by the end of the day
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: reference books

Post by Kevin » Mon May 14, 2018 9:00 pm

by Richard Walker.
From the rod to the "business end" simple sensical methods and baits that still catch fish.
Amazon have used paperbacks for under a fiver.

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Re: reference books

Post by Reedling » Tue May 15, 2018 9:22 am

Most on here have forgotten more than I know about traditional tackle and for that reason I am always looking at the posts on here to basically pick peoples brains. Those on here use their tackle as well as collect/hoard it as well, so have a good working knowledge knowledge of what is what in the traditional tackle world... and what is paid for it!. As was said earlier, ask, ask, ask you have the TFF virtual book of traditional tackle right there at your fingertips via your keyboard. :Hat:

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