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by Will Smith
Yesterday 22:28
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

There is something quite barbaric about them John, overkill is another word that springs to mind.

Will.
by Will Smith
Mon Jul 16 2018 22:31
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Trailer maintenance
Replies: 27
Views: 449

Re: Trailer maintenance

Carlperkins wrote:
If you have the rollerbunk conversion you don’t need waterproof grease
Exactly, my bearing never get submerged.

Will.
by Will Smith
Fri Jul 13 2018 19:30
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Pike boat .......... WTF
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Pike boat .......... WTF

Ha ha, class, I prefer the one on eBay Andrew, it has more freeboard, looks much safer to me :thumbs: .

Will.
by Will Smith
Mon Jul 09 2018 13:58
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Sealing cork?
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Sealing cork?

Your convincing reasons why not to seal, coupled with my laziness have resulted in my rods remaining unsealed. Good boy,the dirtier the better,as far as cork handles go. Too right Del, I like my cork handles just like my women :t*ts: :laughs: :laughs: . I hope the missus doesn't see this :laughs: W...
by Will Smith
Sun Jul 08 2018 18:32
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Lead
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Lead

Rosemary, when you consider the amount of lead shot dispersed in or over rivers lakes and marshes during the last hundred years or so through fishing and shooting, IMO it is inconceivable that the problem (if there ever was one) could have possibly gone away, the lead shot won't have done ! Maybe in...
by Will Smith
Sat Jul 07 2018 22:37
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

They look as if they are having a job hanging onto their coat of paint John (some are quite wrinkly), is that just an age thing or do you reckon they have they been in next to something that have reacted to ?
Nice find :thumbs:

Will.
by Will Smith
Fri Jul 06 2018 19:41
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Sealing cork?
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Sealing cork?

Good decision.

Will.
by Will Smith
Fri Jul 06 2018 19:25
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Cover for a Seastrike
Replies: 18
Views: 442

Re: Cover for a Seastrike

The thing is Grant, that guys like you (and I include myself in that ilk), of a certain age and background, who had no alternative but to make our way the best we could with what we had available affordable to us, sometimes find it difficult to relate to chaps who perhaps have that bit of additional...
by Will Smith
Thu Jul 05 2018 20:01
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: A bar of gold
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: A bar of gold

Just spotted this Nigel, that is one beautiful Trout, I can understand how you would have had a great fight from him.
Nice and fat too for a wild fish and in great condition.
Very jealous face :thumbs:

Will.
by Will Smith
Thu Jul 05 2018 19:53
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

I can see why you like it John, that is a particularly nice sample of MOP. Non of mine shine like that, is there a trick to bringing the colour and shene out in them ? Will That picture took a bit of composing to get the light to catch it just right, Will! One of my tricks with grubby old lures is ...
by Will Smith
Wed Jul 04 2018 19:38
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

I can see why you like it John, that is a particularly nice sample of MOP.
Non of mine shine like that, is there a trick to bringing the colour and shene out in them ?

Will
by Will Smith
Tue Jul 03 2018 20:01
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

I actually have a few of those myself John, really like your mother of pearl one :thumbs: , very nice.

Will.
by Will Smith
Thu Jun 21 2018 17:29
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Fry feeding Bream
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Fry feeding Bream

Have heard many reports of bream caught on Mepps etc, never had one myself but my friend hand a nice 4lb specimen a few years back on a lure.

Will.
by Will Smith
Wed Jun 20 2018 20:05
Forum: Down the shed
Topic: Sealing cork?
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Sealing cork?

If you are talking about your rod handles I would stop and consider that sealing them with anything will make them feel crap !
The whole point of cork is the lovely feel it has in your hands, and essentially it is maintenance free anyway, sealing them is forever wrong.

Will.
by Will Smith
Wed Jun 20 2018 15:14
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Planer boards
Replies: 22
Views: 577

Re: Planer boards

Well, there are a lot of different opinions on here about this subject, maybe it would be a good idea for someone who represents us as fishermen (Angling Trust, where are you) to find out exactly what we can and cannot do with regards to these, what are the differences between Planer boards and Otte...
by Will Smith
Tue Jun 19 2018 19:41
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Planer boards
Replies: 22
Views: 577

Re: Planer boards

You cannot use planer boards on english waters :cry: if the EA catch you thay will do you so I'v been told :eek: Grant :smile: I think that you are referring to Otter Boards Grant as Dave has already mentioned, I have always been led to believe that an Otter Board is a 'fixed engine' type of device...
by Will Smith
Mon Jun 18 2018 15:37
Forum: Lure Fishing Forum
Topic: Little Plucky.
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Little Plucky.

I was waiting in anticipation Dave :laughs: .

Agreed John, there is a certain 'something' appeal to some of the old French lures.

Rosemary, up here we call that Basket bot ! I add the use of a cushion these days but, still have my old basket from 'when I were a lad'.

Will.
by Will Smith
Tue Jun 12 2018 20:29
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Panoptix LiveScope
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Panoptix LiveScope

Clever stuff eh.

Will.
by Will Smith
Mon Jun 11 2018 23:13
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

This may be a dumb question John but, did the tube have a purpose ? Could it have been an alternative way of mounting them perhaps, or a reservoir for an attractant ? Or am I missing the 'bleedin obvious' here.
Clearly Allcocks did not stamp their name on all their gear then.
Will.
by Will Smith
Sun Jun 10 2018 21:39
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Bearing savers
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Bearing savers

Yes Jim, that is just an adapter.

Will.
by Will Smith
Sun Jun 10 2018 20:36
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Bearing savers
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Bearing savers

Jim, you pump them full of grease, the pressure of which compresses a spring inside the bearing saver which in turn then applies a constant pressure to the reservoir of grease on the outside of the bearings. When you travel the grease in and around the bearings warms and softens the pressure from th...
by Will Smith
Sat Jun 09 2018 22:23
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Bearing savers
Replies: 15
Views: 365

Re: Bearing savers

Dan, if they came from the Indespension dealer that you got the trailer from send the lot back and ask them to send you ones that actually fit your trailers hubs. If you bought them somewhere else , then it might pay you to measure the internal diameter of the hubs before you order any more. By the ...
by Will Smith
Fri Jun 08 2018 22:07
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hi from Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Hi from Scotland

Hello Micheal, always nice to welcome newcomer.

Will.
by Will Smith
Wed Jun 06 2018 11:46
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Grice & Young 'Big Piker'
Replies: 49
Views: 4825

Re: Grice & Young 'Big Piker'

Sorry for the dumbass question but is it a fly reel or centrepin style John? I know little to nothing about vintage gear but love learning about it! It's a big fish centrepin Davey. :thumbs: (Although I see it is now sold). Did anyone on here get it? Ahem, Thanks for the heads up :thumbs: been afte...
by Will Smith
Mon Jun 04 2018 23:01
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

They just sold for £18.00 plus £3.00 odd postage, I still don't get it how anyone would be so crazy as to pay so much money for 3 washing up liquid bottle tops :laughs: :laughs: .

I only hope that they are very pleased with their purchase.

Will.
by Will Smith
Mon Jun 04 2018 20:41
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Ha ha, I think I might actually have a yellow one, and an orange one and a green one :laughs: !

Will.
by Will Smith
Mon Jun 04 2018 20:09
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: (Vintage) Lure Porn
Replies: 223
Views: 3776

Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Am I missing something here or has the world gone completely mad ?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-NICE-SCARC ... Sw3FBbDxWF

Will.
by Will Smith
Thu May 31 2018 11:40
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 10 HP Engine Recommendations
Replies: 64
Views: 1055

Re: 10 HP Engine Recommendations

:afraid: :afraid: :afraid: Wow who would believe it, I am gobsmacked at the size and power of that monster.

Will.
by Will Smith
Wed May 30 2018 20:13
Forum: Piking Nostalgia & Collectors Corner
Topic: Broken old reel
Replies: 40
Views: 761

Re: Broken old reel

We really need a 'Nerd Face' added to the forum's Smilies! Actually there is one: Nerd Face. A sterotypically “nerd-like” face with glasses, and buck teeth. Nerd Face was approved as part of Unicode 8.0 in 2015 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. :laughs: How 'nerdy' is that piece of information?! 🤓 Ex...
by Will Smith
Wed May 30 2018 20:05
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 10 HP Engine Recommendations
Replies: 64
Views: 1055

Re: 10 HP Engine Recommendations

Your probably right Kev :thumbs: .
Will.