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    Remember your fish hooks will catch pheasants n the like if suitably baited.
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    Remember your fish hooks will catch pheasants n the like if suitably baited.
    Oh, nice. I won't forget it.

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    Just remember that to use a hook to catch a pheasant or any other bird is only to be used in a survival situation, I have used them to catch ducks and pheasants in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian c View Post
    Just remember that to use a hook to catch a pheasant or any other bird is only to be used in a survival situation, I have used them to catch ducks and pheasants in the past.
    If no hook thread berries on a piece of line,(spaced),anchor to tree.pheasant gobble up "string of beads"into crop and are anchored.
    Then there is the little "dunces cap" make a cone out of leaf.place bait in point of cone scatter berries,if your lucky bird gets cone stuck on head.n one is able to pick it up.
    Surprised no one going down the "Tickling Trout line????????"
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    hello,
    I used to 'Guddle' or tickle Trout when I was a lad. The burn (stream) near where I lived, the last time I visited was polluted, this run was from the river Almond. I remember the pipe that came out from the old pit (mine workings) we called that pond the 'Pipey' used a pond dipper net which came with a length of gardening cane or improvised a foot cut from a pair of nylon tights stretched out using a length of twisted copper wire fitted to the garden cane end to catch Minnows/Sticklebacks for fishing bait, or as a kid kept them for a while in a jam jar. Anyway as a kid 7 or 8 years old, I thought the small fish in the burn were Minnows/Sticklebacks until an old poacher I knew told me they were Rainbow Trout. He showed me how to 'Guddle' or tickle the Trout. Due to the small area & depth of the burn they were easily extracted. A stretch known as Damside still part of the run off from the Almond, all you had to do was place a garden spade in the burn, at the depth of the spade no deeper, this blocked the swim & Rainbow Trout were extracted by hand. The other methods of catching game mentioned within the thread using fishing line threaded with bread or berries Hansel & Gretel style, I was taught such in the Forces on Escape & Evasion training.
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    midas "Surprised no one going down the "Tickling Trout line????????"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreward View Post
    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....
    I actually have and still fish some of those.
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    hello,
    I was in our local charity shop after a friend told me about some fishing reels on sale he spotted. I spotted some rods in a stand lo & behold some proper Hardy Fishing® cane rods price tag £7.50p. I had a chat with the charity shop boss, he didn't realise the value of these. They were in very good condition all they required was a dust down & they were as good as new. Suffice to say they were sold in no time with a new price tag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midge_Fodder View Post
    I actually have and still fish some of those.

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