Todd's tackle shop

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Treeman
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Todd's tackle shop

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Although I live in North Yorkshire now and a resident for nearly 40yrs, I'm originally from south London I was a member of my local fishing club based at Todd's tackle shop in Lee Green, I loved this shop and Mr Todd who owned it in the late 60's and early 70's when I was a youngster, he taught me how to fish and moreover patience when I catch the smell a box of maggots it takes me straight back great memories.

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Todd's was the first tackle shop I ever set foot in, in the 1960s, and where my twin brother and I were bought our first ever rods and reels (10 ft, 3 peice cane with glass tips and K. P. Morritts 'Tru Spin' reels).

The smell! A pungent cocktail of gentles and the linseed oil dressing on the new, bright yellow, knotted cotton meshed keepnets!

Toddy himself was a short, stocky fellow, shirtsleeves always rolled up and with dark, Brylcreemed hair if I remember correctly? A mine of information too, although of the 'heavy' school in his tackle recommendations.

When my Dad mentioned we were off on a holiday to fish the Hampshire Avon, he sold us some monstrous cork-on-quill floats, big enough to moor a small boat to! :Chuckle:
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That's great John he was a stocky man and yes "heavy school" was spot on 😂 I got my waders from him with hobnail bottoms big thick stud's mind you I never slipped in them we all sounded like storm troopers walking from the coach to the river banks 😳😁

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Treeman wrote: Sun Jan 14, 2024 7:43 am Although I live in North Yorkshire now and a resident for nearly 40yrs, I'm originally from south London I was a member of my local fishing club based at Todd's tackle shop in Lee Green, I loved this shop and Mr Todd who owned it in the late 60's and early 70's when I was a youngster, he taught me how to fish and moreover patience when I catch the smell a box of maggots it takes me straight back great memories.
Thank goodness there is a couple of TTF's who remember Todds Tackle in Lee green.
I loved that old shop and was a regular not just in fishing but a local gun shop were I could get my Eley cartages in all gage's from 9mm to 12 g ( Todd no doubt would stock the lot)
He always had time for me and what a nice man.
Your right... short and stocky sometimes weteing his brown twill overall.
I posted about his shop a few years ago.
I'm so pleased you remember him and the shop.
First response.....
My post a few years ago....

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I'm so glad also Mr B that shop was the place to go then, great memories.

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