Worthless Old Tat!

Talk about Lure/Tackle ID's; Reminisce over bygone times and old fishing tackle
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:giggle:
"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 John Milford » Thu May 27 2021 17:31

An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.

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(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
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John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


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(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?

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Re: Worthless Old Tat!

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davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


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(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
"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:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


IMG_20210527_161700~2.jpg

(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
I use the Gardner retractable 'crochet hook' needles - which I buy in bulk. :laughs:

As well as their intended use they're good for threading braid through rubber beads and fine rig sleeves etc. :wink:

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Re: Worthless Old Tat!

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davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


IMG_20210527_161700~2.jpg

(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
I use the Gardner retractable 'crochet hook' needles - which I buy in bulk. :laughs:

As well as their intended use they're good for threading braid through rubber beads and fine rig sleeves etc. :wink:
(Face palm) "Braid through rubber beads . . . . " Why didn't I think of that!? :thumbs:
"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:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


IMG_20210527_161700~2.jpg

(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
I use the Gardner retractable 'crochet hook' needles - which I buy in bulk. :laughs:

As well as their intended use they're good for threading braid through rubber beads and fine rig sleeves etc. :wink:
(Face palm) "Braid through rubber beads . . . . " Why didn't I think of that!? :thumbs:
:smile:

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Re: Worthless Old Tat!

Post by John Milford » Thu May 27 2021 19:53

davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


IMG_20210527_161700~2.jpg

(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
I use the Gardner retractable 'crochet hook' needles - which I buy in bulk. :laughs:

As well as their intended use they're good for threading braid through rubber beads and fine rig sleeves etc. :wink:
(Face palm) "Braid through rubber beads . . . . " Why didn't I think of that!? :thumbs:
:smile:
I do store used rubber float stops on a fine needle. (I think that's my Scottish side coming out! :clown: ).
"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:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


IMG_20210527_161700~2.jpg

(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
I use the Gardner retractable 'crochet hook' needles - which I buy in bulk. :laughs:

As well as their intended use they're good for threading braid through rubber beads and fine rig sleeves etc. :wink:
(Face palm) "Braid through rubber beads . . . . " Why didn't I think of that!? :thumbs:
:smile:
I do store used rubber float stops on a fine needle. (I think that's my Scottish side coming out! :clown: ).
For reuse?

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Re: Worthless Old Tat!

Post by John Milford » Thu May 27 2021 20:01

davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


IMG_20210527_161700~2.jpg

(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
I use the Gardner retractable 'crochet hook' needles - which I buy in bulk. :laughs:

As well as their intended use they're good for threading braid through rubber beads and fine rig sleeves etc. :wink:
(Face palm) "Braid through rubber beads . . . . " Why didn't I think of that!? :thumbs:
:smile:
I do store used rubber float stops on a fine needle. (I think that's my Scottish side coming out! :clown: ).
For reuse?
Yes! They cost about ninepence each in the old money! :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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John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


IMG_20210527_161700~2.jpg

(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
I use the Gardner retractable 'crochet hook' needles - which I buy in bulk. :laughs:

As well as their intended use they're good for threading braid through rubber beads and fine rig sleeves etc. :wink:
(Face palm) "Braid through rubber beads . . . . " Why didn't I think of that!? :thumbs:
:smile:
I do store used rubber float stops on a fine needle. (I think that's my Scottish side coming out! :clown: ).
For reuse?
Yes! They cost about ninepence each in the old money! :laughs:
And people call me tight!!!

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Re: Worthless Old Tat!

Post by John Milford » Thu May 27 2021 21:05

I carefully remove split shot and put them back into the dispenser for re-use too. :grin:

Which reminds me of something I once heard of that made me chuckle.

Remember when all the shot you possessed were in one tiny tin like these? A kid was asked by an older angler if he could spare a shot, as he'd left his at home.

The kid reluctantly proffered his precious little stot tin, whereupon the older angler tipped half of them into his palm, carefully selected the one he wanted - and casually tossed the rest over his shoulder! :afraid: :laughs:

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John Milford wrote:
I carefully remove split shot and put them back into the dispenser for re-use too. :grin:

Which reminds me of something I once heard of that made me chuckle.

Remember when all the shot you possessed were in one tiny tin like these? A kid was asked by an older angler if he could spare a shot, as he'd left his at home.

The kid reluctantly proffered his precious little stot tin, whereupon the older angler tipped half of them into his palm, carefully selected the one he wanted - and casually tossed the rest over his shoulder! :afraid: :laughs:


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I reuse shot too, and I've been using the same two grains of plastic sweetcorn for a decade or more. :thumbs:

If true about he tin of shot that's a sad tale. :cry:

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Re: Worthless Old Tat!

Post by John Milford » Tue Jun 01 2021 19:44

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How long before an original, unopened, tub of ET Line Grease gets added to the collection?
I've already got one (and the foam E.T. auto greasers) - but couldn't find them. You've set me off now . . . . ! :laughs:
:laughs:
I've found the E.T. auto greasers! :grin:

No sign of the tub of E.T. line grease. I have a vague recollection of a hot weather tackle box disaster. I think it might have met a sticky end . . . . .

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If these were something to do with carp fishing, they'd probably be worth bundles. (Unfortunately pikers don't suffer from the same lunacy).
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John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

How long before an original, unopened, tub of ET Line Grease gets added to the collection?
I've already got one (and the foam E.T. auto greasers) - but couldn't find them. You've set me off now . . . . ! :laughs:
:laughs:
I've found the E.T. auto greasers! :grin:

No sign of the tub of E.T. line grease. I have a vague recollection of a hot weather tackle box disaster. I think it might have met a sticky end . . . . .


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If these were something to do with carp fishing, they'd probably be worth bundles. (Unfortunately pikers don't suffer from the same lunacy).
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Post by John Milford » Wed Jun 02 2021 15:02

Saw this interesting Efgeeco something-or-other.

But what the hell is it? :scratch: :shrug:

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John Milford wrote:
Saw this interesting Efgeeco something-or-other.

But what the hell is it? :scratch: :shrug:


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I think it's a 'bait waiter' for holding multiple bait tubs.

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davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Saw this interesting Efgeeco something-or-other.

But what the hell is it? :scratch: :shrug:


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I think it's a 'bait waiter' for holding multiple bait tubs.
whot he said got one in my kit takes 4 bait boxes
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Post by John Milford » Wed Jun 02 2021 16:55

Thanks chaps! :thumbs:

Yes, I see it now.

The pictures didn't really give an impression of its size, but the top picture must show the part threaded to screw onto a bank stick and the bottom one the clamp with It's wing nut to hold the tubs in place.
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Post by John Milford » Tue Jun 08 2021 12:18

More old tat on it's way! :grin:

I'm not sure how big this pike is, but it'll be going up in my garage, to accompany the rest of the tat displayed on the walls or up in the rafters.

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John Milford wrote:
More old tat on it's way! :grin:

I'm not sure how big this pike is, but it'll be going up in my garage, to accompany the rest of the tat displayed on the walls or up in the rafters.


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Could make a nice nestbox for a robin. :grin:

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davelumb wrote:
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More old tat on it's way! :grin:

I'm not sure how big this pike is, but it'll be going up in my garage, to accompany the rest of the tat displayed on the walls or up in the rafters.


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Could make a nice nestbox for a robin. :grin:
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John Milford wrote:
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More old tat on it's way! :grin:

I'm not sure how big this pike is, but it'll be going up in my garage, to accompany the rest of the tat displayed on the walls or up in the rafters.


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Could make a nice nestbox for a robin. :grin:
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Post by John Milford » Thu Jun 10 2021 15:01

The fabulous No.4893 Allcocks 'Lighthouse lead'! :cool:

I'd previously only seen this as a catalogue illustration, but I spotted one in a bunch of old sea leads I saw at a reasonable price, so I nabbed them! :grin:

(The reality doesn't quite live up to the 1930s illustration, but it's a nice, quirky vintage tackle item).

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Post by davelumb » Thu Jun 10 2021 15:06

Another fascinating piece of tat. :thumbs:

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Post by Will Smith » Thu Jun 10 2021 20:24

I like that John :thumbs: , well spotted, nice one for the collection.

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Post by John Milford » Fri Jun 11 2021 15:24

Something I found rattling around among a few bits in an old Riva seat box I picked up for a fiver yesterday.

The 1980s Middy boilie punch wasn't quite as interesting as finding a very youthful picture of my old mate John Harris on the blurb that came with it! :grin:

(John repped for TG Lures for a while. While better known as a very accomplished carper, he was no slouch with a lure rod either and especially liked using spinnerbaits. :thumbs: ).

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John Milford wrote:
Something I found rattling around among a few bits in an old Riva seat box I picked up for a fiver yesterday.

The 1980s Middy boilie punch wasn't quite as interesting as finding a very youthful picture of my old mate John Harris on the blurb that came with it! :grin:

(John repped for TG Lures for a while. While better known as a very accomplished carper, he was no slouch with a lure rod either and especially liked using spinnerbaits. :thumbs: ).


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Post by stubbojo » Fri Jun 11 2021 20:11

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
An original Gardner Tackle hair needle - from the days when they were just a barbed spike.


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(I wonder if any mad carpers think they are priceless antiques these days? :pirate: :laughs: ).
One of yours?
Yes, car boot today, in a small bundle of floats and bits I cherry-picked for £2.

There's no chance I'd still have one from the last century! :laughs:

I used to lose one practically every time I went fishing, so now I buy them with the biggest, brightest handles possible.

(I've found Ringers are the least lose-able).
I use the Gardner retractable 'crochet hook' needles - which I buy in bulk. :laughs:

As well as their intended use they're good for threading braid through rubber beads and fine rig sleeves etc. :wink:
(Face palm) "Braid through rubber beads . . . . " Why didn't I think of that!? :thumbs:
wasted many an hour trying to do that , and threading braid down my drifter float tube , by the time ive done that the pike have gone of the feed..

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