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by Will Smith
Today 15:52
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Centrepins with silent drag ?
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Centrepins with silent drag ?

I think you will find their are quite a few Pat, some better quality centerpin reels have a drag which is separate from the line out arm or clicker. Just can't think of their names of the top of my head but Grice and Young springs to mind, I have a couples of the Jecta's and a few various moochng re...
by Will Smith
Today 15:38
Forum: Report any problems here
Topic: Ages [slow forum connection]
Replies: 23
Views: 209

Re: Ages [slow forum connection]

Well whether they are dead or not, I am still having issues Andrew, is anyone else still having to wait ages for pages to load, or is it just me ? In all fairness Andrew it is intermittent and not every time I try to change or load a page, but when it does, it is taking about ten seconds to load :sa...
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 20 2018 20:34
Forum: Report any problems here
Topic: Ages [slow forum connection]
Replies: 23
Views: 209

Re: Ages

I have just noticed this thread, obviously I thought that it was a problem with my computer, quite pleased to hear it may not be. How we getting on with this Andrew ?
Mine is still loading slow at times on this site only.

Will.
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 20 2018 12:11
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 301
Views: 5596

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

There you go John, these are the only ones I could find but I am sure that I have a few more somewhere.
Thanks for your help Mark :thumbs: .

Will.
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by Will Smith
Wed Sep 19 2018 21:37
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 301
Views: 5596

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

I have a few nice little MOP spinner and spoons, I have no idea of the makers as there are no makers marks or anything identifiable on them. I do however like them very much, in fact I find them very attractive to look at and would like to add a few more to my collection only, they are a bit pricey...
by Will Smith
Tue Sep 18 2018 23:01
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 301
Views: 5596

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

I have a few nice little MOP spinner and spoons, I have no idea of the makers as there are no makers marks or anything identifiable on them. I do however like them very much, in fact I find them very attractive to look at and would like to add a few more to my collection only, they are a bit pricey ...
by Will Smith
Tue Sep 18 2018 12:54
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: I'm Back

Had not realised that you had been away Grant, been sunning yourself in some far away land ?

Will.
by Will Smith
Sun Sep 16 2018 19:34
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Vintage Mark Houghton
Replies: 35
Views: 388

Re: Vintage Mark Houghton

Haha, I could just see him digging around in there for his baccy for a roll up and his lighter.

Will.
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 13 2018 10:26
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Terrova rf error
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Terrova rf error

Sorry Dan, new one on me, thankfully.
Hope that you can get it sorted quickly and easily.

Will.
by Will Smith
Tue Sep 11 2018 10:41
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Vintage Mark Houghton
Replies: 35
Views: 388

Re: Vintage Mark Houghton

Mark_Houghton wrote:
Monts wrote:
Who I beleive is 50 today, happy birthday Mark. Have a good one. :cheers:
Thanks mate, look vintage and feel vintage today :laughs: :laughs: :laughs: :madmick: :madmick:
Haha, I will second that :laughs: .

Happy Birthday Mark.

Will.
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 06 2018 20:38
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Bill Norman ?
Replies: 43
Views: 396

Re: Bill Norman ?

So have I Martin, Bomber Long A s are one of my go-to lures, no matter which water I pack the lure box for, they are always in there. But they don't have a cross-hatched finish like the Rebels or Bill Normans style ones, I was just wondering if anyone had noticed any difference in performance with t...
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 06 2018 20:26
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: reel stands
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: reel stands

its a prong like attachment that screws in to the reel side plate opposite to the handle so that when youput the rod and reel down on the floor /rocks /sand the prong keeps it above this and avoids scuff marks scratches and sand getting in to the doings if you have paid out 500 for a saragosa you w...
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 06 2018 20:24
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: reel stands
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: reel stands

Oh I see Dave, I thought it was going to be a fancy designed set of shelves or racking, specifically for storing your reels on, thanks.
You do realise you have to much time on your hands, don't you Dave ?

Will.
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 06 2018 20:19
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Bill Norman ?
Replies: 43
Views: 396

Re: Bill Norman ?

I do have one or two of these cross-hatch patterned lures but, personally I am not a big fan of them and never have been, just find it an odd finish for a lure and do not particularly like the look of it, I think maybe it's because it reminds me of the cheap Woollies ones I will have had at some poi...
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 06 2018 20:10
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Bill Norman ?
Replies: 43
Views: 396

Re: Bill Norman ?

They do have the internet in the Carribbean you know . . . :clown: My money is on it being a Bill Norman, due to the size. The 'crosshatch' pattern is more typical of the whole Bill Norman range - although, as Mark says, the early Rebel Minnows had a similar finish. There's an interesting time line...
by Will Smith
Thu Sep 06 2018 19:55
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: reel stands
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: reel stands

Serious question Andy, please excuse my ignorance but, what is a reel stand, and what would it be used for ?

Will.
by Will Smith
Tue Sep 04 2018 20:49
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Engine mounted electric
Replies: 28
Views: 370

Re: Engine mounted electric

You won't know yourself Dan, it did come through quite quick, well done.

Will.
by Will Smith
Fri Aug 31 2018 21:33
Forum: Predator Fishing Forum
Topic: ferox
Replies: 74
Views: 4524

Re: ferox

Tight lines Alan :thumbs: .

Will.
by Will Smith
Fri Aug 31 2018 20:13
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 301
Views: 5596

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Just checked on my eBay purchase history Dave, up to now, have not bought anything from her, I am however watching one or two of her items :wink: . I am more inclined to by via an auction than buy-it-now priced stuff, more chance of a bargain IMO, unless it is something I really like, I don't do too...
by Will Smith
Fri Aug 31 2018 20:03
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 301
Views: 5596

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

It is very nice but at £75.00 inc postage it is also rather pricey, I find most of that sellers item are quite expensive John, and as a result I do not buy much from her.

Tight Git, Will. :laughs:
by Will Smith
Wed Aug 29 2018 12:41
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Engine mounted electric
Replies: 28
Views: 370

Re: Engine mounted electric

Now Dan, we have had this conversation before, believe me, bow mounted iPilot is the way to go, I looked at the engine mounted motors years ago even got the UK suppliers at the time to bring one to a show for me to see, I am pleased to say, decided not to get one, for them to work effectively the pr...
by Will Smith
Sun Aug 26 2018 17:22
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 301
Views: 5596

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Thank you John, as always, a full and comprehensive reply.
by Will Smith
Sat Aug 25 2018 16:45
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 301
Views: 5596

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

In production for over thirty five years, that has to say something about the lure John. I don't have any in my collection, yet :wink: ! But I will be keeping an eye out for any, as always thanks for the info :thumbs: . John, here is a question for you, when did lure companies start to produce weedl...
by Will Smith
Mon Aug 20 2018 10:10
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Salmo sliders
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Salmo sliders

They look nice Dennis, what type of action do they have, hoping you will say erratic or very erratic.

And who made them for you or are they your own work ?

Will.
by Will Smith
Sun Aug 19 2018 23:24
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Want one
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Want one

That is pretty cool, I like it ! :thumbs:

Will.
by Will Smith
Sun Aug 19 2018 19:52
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.

I had a word with my friend who is a mechanic and he said (as has already been mentioned) that it could be valve seats not sealing as they should.
Anyway, it looks like you have a few options to work through Duncan, good luck, I hope you get it sorted.

Will.
by Will Smith
Sun Aug 19 2018 10:36
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: 4 Stroke Question for the mechanically minded.

There is nothing worse than a lumpy engine, especially when you do a lot of trolling as I do. I just fitted a new (to me) 20 HP Honda to my Strike and first time out it was doing my head in until I managed to get the adjustment right on the tick over, it took me a good couple of hours to fettle it b...
by Will Smith
Sat Aug 18 2018 15:01
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Poes slaptail
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Poes slaptail

I have sent you a PM.

Will.
by Will Smith
Thu Aug 16 2018 20:04
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Salmo sliders
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Salmo sliders

These are actually a really good trolling lure too. Agreed Jim, although they are a bit indecisive :scratch: , I think I'll go this way, no I'll go that way, no this way was better, no back to the other way, :laughs: :laughs: . Vastly different action to regular trolling lures for sure but, they ce...
by Will Smith
Sat Aug 11 2018 17:44
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Some Cane and Floats
Replies: 77
Views: 1415

Re: Some Cane and Floats

:cry: :cry: It must be pick on Will day today, :whatever: :laughs: :laughs: .


Will