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Re: Old imagery

Post by davelumb » Tue Jun 30 2020 20:30

Monts wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Monts wrote:
A couple more.

Leonard_shop.jpg


This is apparently from the 1880s. The Leonard Rod Shop, pretty much a Yiddish preserve.


Thomas Rod Co..jpg

The F.E. Thomas Rod Company from around 1935.

I've ordered this for a read.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Splitting-Cane ... 0811700089

I do like a bit of bamboo. :grin:
Wasn't Ed Engle a mate of JG's?

He still is and AK Best though AK is 87 now.

More boring stuff below, as well as AK you can watch John and Ed.

https://arc.lib.montana.edu/angling-ora ... ry/item/12

:wink:
I thought one of them had snuffed it. Must have been someone else!

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Re: Old imagery

Post by Monts » Tue Jun 30 2020 20:37

davelumb wrote:
Monts wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Monts wrote:
A couple more.

Leonard_shop.jpg


This is apparently from the 1880s. The Leonard Rod Shop, pretty much a Yiddish preserve.


Thomas Rod Co..jpg

The F.E. Thomas Rod Company from around 1935.

I've ordered this for a read.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Splitting-Cane ... 0811700089

I do like a bit of bamboo. :grin:
Wasn't Ed Engle a mate of JG's?

He still is and AK Best though AK is 87 now.

More boring stuff below, as well as AK you can watch John and Ed.

https://arc.lib.montana.edu/angling-ora ... ry/item/12

:wink:
I thought one of them had snuffed it. Must have been someone else!
A few have maybe Koke Winter?

His mate Mike Clark who is in most of the books is still at it.

https://www.southcreekltd.com/

The price of those rods in the states is very expensive, especially the rods made by Per Brandin :afraid: But as Gierach mentions in "Fools Paradise" back in 2008 it's got really crazy the prices and most are bought to hang on the walls and not to be used.

I just like looking and reading about old stuff. :grin:
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Re: Old imagery

Post by davelumb » Tue Jun 30 2020 20:54

Monts wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Monts wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Monts wrote:
A couple more.

Leonard_shop.jpg


This is apparently from the 1880s. The Leonard Rod Shop, pretty much a Yiddish preserve.


Thomas Rod Co..jpg

The F.E. Thomas Rod Company from around 1935.

I've ordered this for a read.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Splitting-Cane ... 0811700089

I do like a bit of bamboo. :grin:
Wasn't Ed Engle a mate of JG's?
It was Koke I was thinking of.


He still is and AK Best though AK is 87 now.

More boring stuff below, as well as AK you can watch John and Ed.

https://arc.lib.montana.edu/angling-ora ... ry/item/12

:wink:
I thought one of them had snuffed it. Must have been someone else!
A few have maybe Koke Winter?

His mate Mike Clark who is in most of the books is still at it.

https://www.southcreekltd.com/

The price of those rods in the states is very expensive, especially the rods made by Per Brandin :afraid: But as Gierach mentions in "Fools Paradise" back in 2008 it's got really crazy the prices and most are bought to hang on the walls and not to be used.

I just like looking and reading about old stuff. :grin:
Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
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Re: Old imagery

Post by Monts » Tue Jun 30 2020 21:07

davelumb wrote:
Monts wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Monts wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Monts wrote:
A couple more.

Leonard_shop.jpg


This is apparently from the 1880s. The Leonard Rod Shop, pretty much a Yiddish preserve.


Thomas Rod Co..jpg

The F.E. Thomas Rod Company from around 1935.

I've ordered this for a read.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Splitting-Cane ... 0811700089

I do like a bit of bamboo. :grin:
Wasn't Ed Engle a mate of JG's?
It was Koke I was thinking of.

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!

He still is and AK Best though AK is 87 now.

More boring stuff below, as well as AK you can watch John and Ed.

https://arc.lib.montana.edu/angling-ora ... ry/item/12

:wink:
I thought one of them had snuffed it. Must have been someone else!
A few have maybe Koke Winter?

His mate Mike Clark who is in most of the books is still at it.

https://www.southcreekltd.com/

The price of those rods in the states is very expensive, especially the rods made by Per Brandin :afraid: But as Gierach mentions in "Fools Paradise" back in 2008 it's got really crazy the prices and most are bought to hang on the walls and not to be used.

I just like looking and reading about old stuff. :grin:

That is why this forum is so good, we all have our little niches withing angling. :thumbs:
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Re: Old imagery

Post by John Milford » Tue Oct 13 2020 22:46

davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame it's in (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.

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Re: Old imagery

Post by davelumb » Tue Oct 13 2020 22:50

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


Screenshot_20201013-222546.png
I can't claim credit for inventing that panda phrase. :sad:

Cracking pic. Always interest me to see the way reels were positioned low on the rods, rather like the position Spey casters use today.

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Re: Old imagery

Post by John Milford » Tue Oct 13 2020 23:02

davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


Screenshot_20201013-222546.png
I can't claim credit for inventing that panda phrase. :sad:

Cracking pic. Always interest me to see the way reels were positioned low on the rods, rather like the position Spey casters use today.
The rod & reel is very similar to the iconic picture of Alfred Jardine. Most copies of that picture have his float retouched out, but this one from one of my Victorian books includes it.

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Re: Old imagery

Post by davelumb » Tue Oct 13 2020 23:04

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Re: Old imagery

Post by Mattjb » Wed Oct 14 2020 10:11

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame it's in (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


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Imagine turning up at chew and standing in the queue dressed in that clobber!

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Re: Old imagery

Post by Mattjb » Wed Oct 14 2020 10:11

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame it's in (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


Screenshot_20201013-222546.png
Imagine turning up at chew and standing in the queue dressed in that clobber!

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Re: Old imagery

Post by Mattjb » Wed Oct 14 2020 10:11

Oops double post!

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Re: Old imagery

Post by John Milford » Wed Oct 14 2020 12:14

Mattjb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame it's in (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


Screenshot_20201013-222546.png
Imagine turning up at chew and standing in the queue dressed in that clobber!
If I ever fish Chew, I'd turn up in exactly that clobber! :laughs: (Although I'd wear my Homberg, just like Jardine's, rather than a cap. :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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Re: Old imagery

Post by davelumb » Wed Oct 14 2020 12:45

John Milford wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame it's in (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


Screenshot_20201013-222546.png
Imagine turning up at chew and standing in the queue dressed in that clobber!
If I ever fish Chew, I'd turn up in exactly that clobber! :laughs: (Although I'd wear my Homberg, just like Jardine's, rather than a cap. :pipe: ).
Time to start a crowdfunder to buy John a Chew ticket!

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Re: Old imagery

Post by Mattjb » Wed Oct 14 2020 13:04

John Milford wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame it's in (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


Screenshot_20201013-222546.png
Imagine turning up at chew and standing in the queue dressed in that clobber!
If I ever fish Chew, I'd turn up in exactly that clobber! :laughs: (Although I'd wear my Homberg, just like Jardine's, rather than a cap. :pipe: ).
Now that would be worth seeing! What 'panda fodder' as mr lumb calls it and reel would you take? A gaff would be out of the question though!

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Re: Old imagery

Post by Mattjb » Wed Oct 14 2020 13:17

John Milford wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame it's in (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


Screenshot_20201013-222546.png
Imagine turning up at chew and standing in the queue dressed in that clobber!
If I ever fish Chew, I'd turn up in exactly that clobber! :laughs: (Although I'd wear my Homberg, just like Jardine's, rather than a cap. :pipe: ).
Every gentleman piker needs a yokel to do all the hard work like lifting anchors and unhooking so if you ever go for it and have got some spare attire and tackle count me in! Living in Bristol I've even got the correct yokel accent!

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Re: Old imagery

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(I've got a fez, like Jardines's pal Henry Leonidas Rolfe, to wear in the pub afterwards! :grin: ).
"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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Re: Old imagery

Post by Mattjb » Wed Oct 14 2020 13:46

It would make a good catch cult article,if you did it. Gentleman pikers v Chew valley.

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Post by Cod » Wed Oct 14 2020 16:10

Mattjb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Mattjb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

Old stuff kinda interests me. But not so much old American fly fishing stuff, and certainly not old panda fodder of any description!!!
Ha ha ha! 'panda fodder'!! How did I miss that? :laughs:

Anyway, the real reason for this post:

'Peaky Pikers'

Judging by the Art Nouveau frame it's in (amongst other things!) turn of the last century.


Screenshot_20201013-222546.png
Imagine turning up at chew and standing in the queue dressed in that clobber!
If I ever fish Chew, I'd turn up in exactly that clobber! :laughs: (Although I'd wear my Homberg, just like Jardine's, rather than a cap. :pipe: ).
Now that would be worth seeing! What 'panda fodder' as mr lumb calls it and reel would you take? A gaff would be out of the question though!
Yes a gaff would be out of the question with the size of those kippers.

Best to take a pick instead face.
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Post by colinb » Sat Oct 24 2020 18:42

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Post by colinb » Sat Oct 24 2020 18:56

A young whippa snapper from probably the late 70s or early 80s.
Home made net for pretty big pike.
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Post by colinb » Sat Oct 24 2020 19:01

Anyone who fished the fens around Welney would have stumbled acroos this gentleman.

Denis Booth of Welney
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Re: Old imagery

Post by John Milford » Sat Oct 24 2020 19:58

colinb wrote:
A young whippa snapper from probably the late 70s or early 80s.
Home made net for pretty big pike.
Early 90s Colin - I was like Peter Pan in those days! (More like Captain Hook these days! :pirate: ).

All that's going to do is fuel the rumours that I'm only 4' 3"! :laughs:
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Post by John Milford » Mon Nov 02 2020 15:15

From the Leicester Evening Mail, 26th August 1939.

(I'm guessing the pike were all destined for the table, given the date. :cry: ).

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Post by lochhopper » Tue Dec 15 2020 16:46

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From the Leicester Evening Mail, 26th August 1939.

(I'm guessing the pike were all destined for the table, given the date. :cry: ).


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> given the date.

I guess too, given that date, that they would soon have been seeing, or at least hearing, a lot more aeroplanes. [See last line of report.]

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Re: Old imagery

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Just come across this on FB
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Re: Old imagery

Post by Monts » Thu Jan 07 2021 18:05

Gaz Jane wrote:
9C8C847F-19F5-44CA-BB71-2B4849D2943A.jpegJust come across this on FB
I wonder if that's the Royalty?
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Re: Old imagery

Post by John Milford » Thu Jan 07 2021 18:37

Great picture Gaz! :thumbs:

Well over a century ago, by the look of it. Were there any details with it?

(I've got one of those old zinc plated oval livebait kettles. :pipe: ).
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Post by davelumb » Thu Jan 07 2021 18:54

Looks like the canal outside Wigan to me. Round about 1976 judging by the clothes and tackle. :joker:

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Re: Old imagery

Post by Monts » Thu Jan 07 2021 18:58

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Looks like the canal outside Wigan to me. Round about 1976 judging by the clothes and tackle. :joker:
Can't see any pies so maybe not. :grin:
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Post by davelumb » Thu Jan 07 2021 19:00

Monts wrote:
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Looks like the canal outside Wigan to me. Round about 1976 judging by the clothes and tackle. :joker:
Can't see any pies so maybe not. :grin:
Where do you think the pike are headed? :wink:

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