Still Using Old Rods??

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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby crumpet_avenger » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:05 am

canned_tuna wrote:
smile0784 wrote:I still have and use a abu 6500 i got 20 years ago for getting strait A's in grade 6 lol


"Strait" A's...even for Spelling?

On a lighter note I still have the black queens and still use them when I fish the Tambo for bream.


Lol I was thinking the same thing but you beat me to it.
Hope the tambo is firing. Heading down there in a couple of weeks



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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby smile0784 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:15 am

canned_tuna wrote:
smile0784 wrote:I still have and use a abu 6500 i got 20 years ago for getting strait A's in grade 6 lol


"Strait" A's...even for Spelling?

On a lighter note I still have the black queens and still use them when I fish the Tambo for bream.


Yep even spelling.
Life was simple back then lol.
Most of the time its just typos cos my fingers are 2 fat for my phone lol

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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby bowl » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:11 pm

Still use a snapper rod that was made for me around 30 years ago .
Was made buy a rod builder in Hastings.

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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby Lightningx » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:49 pm

I still use an old rod my dad used to use when he used to fish.
Must be around 40 years old.

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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby bilby » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:08 pm

I still use my old Jim Crane bream rod - this last year I caught plenty of decent sized Murray cod locally using this now quite vintage item.

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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby Hydroman » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:12 pm

My dad introduced me to fishing in the late 70's. He has now passed but I still take out his rod and reel with me every-time and fish with his gear and the same rod and reel he bought for me at the time. As far as I am concerned, the fish dont care what is above the water, they only care about what they want to eat. I have purchased other rods and reels over the years but still go back to what feels like home to me.



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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby telr » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:57 pm

I've still got and use a couple of rods built on Butterworth blanks from the 70's, a 5128 and a 4108 (I think, can't remember the 4 wrap's length). They've both been cut down to make about 6 foot spinning rods, from the tip, the 5-wrap fishes 6lb, and the 4 wrap under 4lb, it does OK with 1kg braid on small stream trout down here in Tassie. They're both obviously slow compared to graphite, but will load with small minnows and place them better, or it could be they just suit me, being an old bugger!

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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby nato28 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:21 am

Still regularly use the Black Queen I inherited from my old man. Absolutely love it, great light tackle rod.

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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby Mattblack » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:03 am

No, they have all been passed down to the kids. It's a bit like using an old tennis racquet or golf club...great back in the day, but cant compare them to what's available today.

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Re: Still Using Old Rods??

Postby mingle » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:27 am

Still using three old rods - around late 1970s/early 1980s vintage.

They certain DO compare to modern rods. The three I use are all hollow-glass and are very comfortable to use (not too heavy). Plus they're certainly tougher than many modern rods - particularly graphite rods that are as fragile as hell. How many times (back in the day) did you see people breaking the tips off their rods?

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