Swinger

Made some other form of traditional fishing tackle.
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Richard Jackson
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Swinger

Post by Richard Jackson » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:12 pm

For the life of me i cannot find a washing up bottle suitable for legering so i have made this swinger using a hairgrip norfolk reed and teasel
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I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: Swinger

Post by Olly » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:45 pm

Very authentic!

David Pearce is making bamboo ones.

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Re: Swinger

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:59 pm

Nice!

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Re: Swinger

Post by MaggotDrowner » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:33 am

Nicer than a washing up bottle top!
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Re: Swinger

Post by Mitch300 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:59 am

Very nice, Richard.
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It's much classier than my standard indicator, which is based on the one in Peter Stone's Gravel Pit Angling book.

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Re: Swinger

Post by Old Man River » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:45 pm

I bodged together a pair of hangars from 2 film cannisters , and 2 plastic clothes pegs, they actually work pretty well, and if there is a bit of "tow" on the water or the wind is a problem, you can always put a few bits of lead shot or similar into the cannister to stablize them a fraction.
Not particularly "traditional" but they work well enough, and are a lot lighter than appearances would suggest.I suppose you could always replace the coloured pegs with a more traditionel wooden clip peg, and one of the older round cannisters, and do away with the sticky back plastic.


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The cannisters have been wrapped with a bit of C....n effect tape , Iand have a reflective strip as well.I hope this doesnt offend .

OMR

PS, they replaced two bits of sycamore twigs that just hooked over the line, I was boiling up my Bessemers Converter or Kelly Kettle if you prefer, and ran out of fuel. :Thumb:
Hurrumph....... whatever happened to Handlines ?

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Re: Swinger

Post by Santiago » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:01 pm

Great idea and well made! Now don't let the bite indication tease you into striking too early!
"....he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy"

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Re: Swinger

Post by Richard Jackson » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:05 pm

Its nice to look at fellow members swingers , simple but effecetive, mine were actually floats i messed up :laugh1:
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: Swinger

Post by Old Man River » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Today I have managed to get my wife to borrow permanently some hair grips from the Mother in law, I am going to attempt to make a pair of "traditional" swingers, if there is such a thing ,from something or other kicking around in the man cave , as already said , something a bit different to the old fairy liquid caps.

OMR
Hurrumph....... whatever happened to Handlines ?

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