Delboy's dream!

Talk about Lure/Tackle ID's; Reminisce over bygone times and old fishing tackle
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Delboy's dream!

Post by John Milford » Wed Apr 07 2021 19:32

Went to collect a mixed lot of vintage fishing gear today which was sold on a 'collection only' basis.

Bruce & Walker MkIV G (mint)
Abu Mk5 ZOOM 13' All England 'Match Tip' (mint)
Apollo 'Taperflash' 12' (mint)
Two Milbro spinning rods
Hand-built fly rod
Daiwa 6' glass boat rod
9' hollow glass ledger rod
Antique Allcocks flamed bamboo rod with greenheart tip
Trout bag
Two Wheatley 'Loch Leven' eyed fly boxes with flies
Daiwa 233 ball bearing fly reel with spare spool (with fly lines)
Hardy reel case
Mitchell 410 with four spare spools (mint)
Young's 'Ambidex'
Milbro cantilever box
Vintage 'SBL' holdall
Antique two piece flamed bamboo landing net pole
Vintage green canvas fishing brolly
Anodized alloy telescopic landing net pole
Asst. rod rests/bank sticks
Abu Sweden Hi-Lo, Atom, Flamingo giller (mint)
Asst. plugs and spinners
Antique copper/silver 3" spoon
Big bunch of nice floats, swimfeeders, leads, shot dispensers, mucilin etc
1954 'RBS' Army pocket knife, forceps, disgorgers, scissors
Salter 15lb tube spring balance (boxed)
Pike bung, Jardine snap tackles, baiting needles, gaff head & gag
Tupperware tackle/craft box
Wicker fishing basket

Pretty much all in mint to very good condition.

£45!

I actually won with a £25 bid, but the seller found the fly fishing gear after the auction closed and wanted rid. He was going to give me the extra stuff for nothing, but I forced another £20 on him to salve my conscience (slightly! :laughs: ).
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Post by davelumb » Wed Apr 07 2021 19:40

The bandit strikes again! :guns:

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Post by Will Smith » Wed Apr 07 2021 19:47

davelumb wrote:
The bandit strikes again! :guns:
He is very good at what he does Dave :wink: .

Well done John, sounds like you got an absolute bargain there and no doubt the seller was happy enough :thumbs: .

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Post by ChrisWales » Wed Apr 07 2021 19:49

Did you have to collect it from Spain? :eek:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Wed Apr 07 2021 19:55

John Milford wrote:
Went to collect a mixed lot of vintage fishing gear today which was sold on a 'collection only' basis.

Bruce & Walker MkIV G (mint)
Abu Mk5 ZOOM 13' All England 'Match Tip' (mint)
Apollo 'Taperflash' 12' (mint)
Two Milbro spinning rods
Hand-built fly rod
Daiwa 6' glass boat rod
9' hollow glass ledger rod
Antique Allcocks flamed bamboo rod with greenheart tip
Trout bag
Two Wheatley 'Loch Leven' eyed fly boxes with flies
Daiwa 233 ball bearing fly reel with spare spool (with fly lines)
Hardy reel case
Mitchell 410 with four spare spools (mint)
Young's 'Ambidex'
Milbro cantilever box
Vintage 'SBL' holdall
Antique two piece flamed bamboo landing net pole
Vintage green canvas fishing brolly
Anodized alloy telescopic landing net pole
Asst. rod rests/bank sticks
Abu Sweden Hi-Lo, Atom, Flamingo giller (mint)
Asst. plugs and spinners
Antique copper/silver 3" spoon
Big bunch of nice floats, swimfeeders, leads, shot dispensers, mucilin etc
1954 'RBS' Army pocket knife, forceps, disgorgers, scissors
Salter 15lb tube spring balance (boxed)
Pike bung, Jardine snap tackles, baiting needles, gaff head & gag
Tupperware tackle/craft box
Wicker fishing basket

Pretty much all in mint to very good condition.

£45!

I actually won with a £25 bid, but the seller found the fly fishing gear after the auction closed and wanted rid. He was going to give me the extra stuff for nothing, but I forced another £20 on him to salve my conscience (slightly! :laughs: ).
You wanna get a lottery ticket on mate after that result :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:

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Post by suffolk si » Wed Apr 07 2021 19:56

😳😳😳I hope you feel guilty John!🤣

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Post by Andytheammer » Wed Apr 07 2021 20:28

What Simon said :thumbs:
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Post by davelumb » Wed Apr 07 2021 20:32

I want to see a photo of you using the canvas brolly. In the rain! :grin:

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Post by John Milford » Wed Apr 07 2021 20:47

davelumb wrote:
The bandit strikes again! :guns:
Nobody else placed a bid (probably didn't look at all the photos in the listing) - what could I do? :shrug:

Sometimes 'Lady Luck' doesn't just knock - she kicks the door in! :pipe:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Post by Alex Fox » Wed Apr 07 2021 20:48

davelumb wrote:
I want to see a photo of you using the canvas brolly. In the rain! :grin:

And the old rod rests and bank sticks :smile:

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Alex Fox wrote:
davelumb wrote:
I want to see a photo of you using the canvas brolly. In the rain! :grin:

And the old rod rests and bank sticks :smile:
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Post by davelumb » Wed Apr 07 2021 20:53

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
The bandit strikes again! :guns:
Nobody else placed a bid (probably didn't look at all the photos in the listing) - what could I do? :shrug:

Sometimes 'Lady Luck' doesn't just knock - she kicks the door in! :pipe:
You should have made it a round £50!!

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Post by John Milford » Wed Apr 07 2021 20:59

davelumb wrote:
I want to see a photo of you using the canvas brolly. In the rain! :grin:
I try to avoid fishing in the rain Dave! :laughs: (An ancient canvass brolly won't help me avoid it either, as you no doubt know from bitter experience).

I think it will make a rather nice fishing parasol though! :cool: (unless the goats eat it! 🐐).
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Post by davelumb » Wed Apr 07 2021 21:05

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
I want to see a photo of you using the canvas brolly. In the rain! :grin:
I try to avoid fishing in the rain Dave! :laughs: (An ancient canvass brolly won't help me avoid it either, as you no doubt know from bitter experience).

I think it will make a rather nice fishing parasol though! :cool: (unless the goats eat it! 🐐).
I was looking forward to a photo of a bedraggled Milfoil! :sad:

Goats eat anythig and everything. :laughs:

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Post by John Milford » Wed Apr 07 2021 21:31

Alex Fox wrote:
davelumb wrote:
I want to see a photo of you using the canvas brolly. In the rain! :grin:

And the old rod rests and bank sticks :smile:
Never mind the ancient rod rests and bank sticks Alex - what about these swimfeeders? Brilliant! :grin:

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I remember a mate of mine using them when we were tench fishing in the early 80s. I was using Drennan link feeders (those old green ones with swanshot) and standard hook lengths. He was using his cones, with what I thought were stupidly short hook lengths, and getting reel-churners while my takes were twitchy affairs.

(I think he'd accidentally invented the 'bolt rig'! :laughs: ).
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Post by Happy Hayes » Thu Apr 08 2021 09:01

Result ,Mr Milford :thumbs:
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Post by John Milford » Thu Apr 08 2021 11:00

ChrisWales wrote:
Did you have to collect it from Spain? :eek:
:laughs: No, it wasn't him!

It was the eBay 'perfect storm' Chris. Somebody who wasn't into fishing, having an 'estate' clear out. Listed as huge job lot, rather than several small lots - and a main picture that didn't really reflect the size or best of it. It was also collection only - which narrows the market.

It wasn't on my doorstep, but an area I was familiar with through my former work travels, so it was a 'morning out' for me.

It was also a pleasant deal. The buyer just wanted rid of it and was happy with some cash. I made no pretence at how delighted I was with it and that really pleased him too as it was his old dad's treasured gear.

(I was still chuckling to myself on the way home though! :red: :pirate: :laughs: ).
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Post by Monts » Thu Apr 08 2021 13:18

Those Wheatley Loch Leven boxes are nice, with the picture on the lid. I've got a couple of modern Wheatley boxes, nicely made. A good haul John.
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Post by John Milford » Thu Apr 08 2021 16:17

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Those Wheatley Loch Leven boxes are nice, with the picture on the lid. I've got a couple of modern Wheatley boxes, nicely made. A good haul John.
The two I got are the more modern boxes Jason - I'd guess 1960s?

I do have one of the original old 'pictoral' boxes. Those date from 1913 with the very earliest having a white background and slightly later ones a buttery yellow.

I tried to date my newer ones, but search engines are completely hopeless for research these days as they now prioritise sales listings over information.
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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John Milford wrote:
Monts wrote:
Those Wheatley Loch Leven boxes are nice, with the picture on the lid. I've got a couple of modern Wheatley boxes, nicely made. A good haul John.
The two I got are the more modern boxes Jason - I'd guess 1960s?

I do have one of the original old 'pictoral' boxes. Those date from 1913 with the very earliest having a white background and slightly later ones a buttery yellow.

I tried to date my newer ones, but search engines are completely hopeless for research these days as they now prioritise sales listings over information.
I've noticed this a lot with google lately. Needed information on an old programming language. So old it's due to be discontinued. Hardly anything out there.

I find bing can sometimes return a few hidden gems
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Post by Monts » Thu Apr 08 2021 17:39

John Milford wrote:
Monts wrote:
Those Wheatley Loch Leven boxes are nice, with the picture on the lid. I've got a couple of modern Wheatley boxes, nicely made. A good haul John.
The two I got are the more modern boxes Jason - I'd guess 1960s?

I do have one of the original old 'pictoral' boxes. Those date from 1913 with the very earliest having a white background and slightly later ones a buttery yellow.

I tried to date my newer ones, but search engines are completely hopeless for research these days as they now prioritise sales listings over information.
These ones were from 1913/14
Loch Leven.jpg

They were redone again in 2014, I would not mind one I think they look nice, but according to where I've looked they have been discontinued.
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Post by John Milford » Thu Apr 08 2021 18:58

Monts wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Monts wrote:
Those Wheatley Loch Leven boxes are nice, with the picture on the lid. I've got a couple of modern Wheatley boxes, nicely made. A good haul John.
The two I got are the more modern boxes Jason - I'd guess 1960s?

I do have one of the original old 'pictoral' boxes. Those date from 1913 with the very earliest having a white background and slightly later ones a buttery yellow.

I tried to date my newer ones, but search engines are completely hopeless for research these days as they now prioritise sales listings over information.
These ones were from 1913/14


Loch Leven.jpg


They were redone again in 2014, I would not mind one I think they look nice, but according to where I've looked they have been discontinued.
Your picture is of the 2014 commemorative re-issue Jason. About £40 (if you can find one!).

This is my 100+ year old one: (I've resisted the temptation to soak off the original owner's paper label!).

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John Milford wrote:
Monts wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Monts wrote:
Those Wheatley Loch Leven boxes are nice, with the picture on the lid. I've got a couple of modern Wheatley boxes, nicely made. A good haul John.
The two I got are the more modern boxes Jason - I'd guess 1960s?

I do have one of the original old 'pictoral' boxes. Those date from 1913 with the very earliest having a white background and slightly later ones a buttery yellow.

I tried to date my newer ones, but search engines are completely hopeless for research these days as they now prioritise sales listings over information.
These ones were from 1913/14


Loch Leven.jpg


They were redone again in 2014, I would not mind one I think they look nice, but according to where I've looked they have been discontinued.
Your picture is of the 2014 commemorative re-issue Jason. About £40 (if you can find one!).

This is my 100+ year old one: (I've resisted the temptation to soak off the original owner's paper label!).


Richard Wheatley Loch Leven Fly Box.JPG

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