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    This might be of interest........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMD1HeSH0E0

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    Thank you very much, that is an excellent video and it's good enough for me.

    Thinking of the law. If I buy a fishing rod and use it that's great. If I am an expert fishing rod maker, make a rod and use it, that's also great. So home made rods are definitely legal. Coming to poor craftsmanship, if I make a home made rod and it's terrible (but is a rod) and get told not to use it, then that's discrimination. Now just to do a little research. I.e. minimum length, diameter etc.

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    Fishing Rods in the past were made of split bamboo cane that was then assembled in a hexagon fashion...It was a worthwhile skill to have and some I imagine still exist hidden in peoples lofts that belonged to their grandparents....

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    Quite a lot of old fishing rods in antique/vintage/junk shops........

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    Fishing Rods in the past were made of split bamboo cane that was then assembled in a hexagon fashion
    I had a de ja vu moment reading that. I must have seen this on a documentary, or somewhere, at some time.

    http://penfishingrods.com/shop/produ...category_id=13 have almost no products available. It may be a site problem or maybe stock? Do you remember how much the pen rods here sold for?

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    Get a mixed size hook pack, they don't weigh much or take up much room,

    As kids we used to have a complete fishing kit in a Altoids tin with the old stick on door draught excluder as a fish hook rail inside and loose floats, weights and Line,

    Mr Fish on this here forum makes hand lines for sale (or used to) - look for his posting
    Campfires are best shared with friends.

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    Magicdave - Think Penrod Extreme are re-stocking - see their home page. http://penfishingrods.com/shop/
    Saw somewhere else on the net that they also have had a family bereavement and have been closed.

    It was a few years ago when I bought mine, but think the prices including shipping then was well under 35. Honestly can't remember but it may may been less than that.

    I've also sent you a pm.

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    Thanks again, I read through the page, I suppose it should have first time round. I'm going to keep an eye on what and when they come out with something new.

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    Get a mixed size hook pack, they don't weigh much or take up much room
    From what I've been looking at it does seem like the best solution, thanks.

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    This is an excellent video, Mors Kochanski sort of mentions that a size 10 hook is kind of universal. That's not a quote, watch the video, it's a wee gem.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q_6AynyT2Y

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