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    Making fishing gear

    Does anybody make their own gear/tackle I use vintage cane rods and old centrepin reels as well as modern stuff I like to make what I can eg floats etc.

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    I would be interested to see what others make

    Dave

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    Hi Dave nice looking tackle.
    Takes me back to my childhood.When we had to make tackle,cos could neither afford or wasn't available!
    Not a angler these days,(shooter)but there are several who have posted re fishing etc.
    I remember "Midge Fodder"Ties flies....
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    And here it is in action:

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    hello,
    Reading this with interest. It's been a few years since I have done serious angling making my own tackle etc.. used to make Devon Minnows, Spinning Jenny's, Kynocks carved out of a piece of broom handle & thinner dowelling then painted, hooks & line affixed, as well as reed floats. Oldest fishing reel I had was a Mitchell 350 circa 1957+ used it for spares to fix another 350 late 1990's. These days fishing is usually YoYo or Hobo reel. Thanks for sharing your ice fishing tackle & trip Rune.
    Regards
    David

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    Tribal Elder midas's Avatar
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    Thanks for the video,Rune n Family.Looks like a goodtime was had by all!
    Always fancied a bit of ice fishing,But got posted to the jungle.instead.
    Love the little "rod",.In UK,I think you have to have a little rod/stick,to legally fish with a handline.
    All the best to you n yours for the festive season.M
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    Interesting do you just jig the lure?

    Dave

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    other than lures from paperclips and old coke cans/tin foil not really
    and the odd hook from safety pins... thats about the extent of my fishing gear creativity

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    SWMBO and I make our own rigs for fishing and our own fishing weights, sometimes I make a few mackeral feathers and I have made a few floats out of balsa and porcupine quills and feathers but no where as nice as the ones you have made.
    Midge fodder makes his own flies which are a work of art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbdave View Post
    Interesting do you just jig the lure?

    Dave
    If that question is for me?

    You have a small #8 or #10 hook with a worm or best a maggot or 3 on it. This you attach to the spoon lure by 10-20 cm of line...and then you just drop it and jig it.
    Victory awaits the one, that has everything in order - luck we call it
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    I do make some of my own. Fly boxes included. I think it comes down to time, a commodity I haven't had much of in recent times.
    Border Bushcrafters

    Isn't it nice when someone says "that's a great piece of kit, where did you buy that", then you can modestly reply "you can't buy it, I made it myself". The moral is, it's amazing what you can achieve if you put your mind to it.

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