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Judgegeoff
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hi,

I started fishing as a lad in the 1950's, fished until around 1988 and have taken a long break until recently. When I started fishing (with a rod made by my father from a WWII tank aerial!!!) we had a twisted cord as line but then mono nylon became the 'in' thing. But I do not remember using a shock leader at all. Does anybody know just when the use of shock leaders became the norm? I fully understand the safety need for such leaders and have fitted them to all my reels now, but none of them had them when I dug them out of my tackle box a few weeks ago. Were shock leaders around in those old days - or was I just lax in my ignorance. Fortunately I never did hurt anybody!!

Cheers, Geoff big grin big grin big grin
 
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badgers
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

big grin i am now 62 i had shock leader on 30 years ago but you have got to think with all these new rods and reels the distants to get out to sea is a lot faster for instants a hundred and thirty is the norm you could not do that with a bit of a tank winking
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:55 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks Badgers,

I couldn't cast out with the tank aerial rod, it would have snapped I'm sure - my father had made it for coarse fishing. We fished from St. Annes-on-Sea pier and the line was coiled off the reel and then thrown out by my father (who could throw it a fair distance). The reel was a huge wood and brass affair , but was ok for reeling in. I was over the moon when I got a proper rod and Penn Delmar multiplier reel - and then learned the joys of birdsnests - my poor old Grannie used to spend ages laboriously unpicking the knots!! Happy days!!

Cheers, Geoff big grin big grin big grin
 
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