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by conga
Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: joining new rods
Replies: 6
Views: 7926

Redmouse is right, they are not supposed to fit together "flush", the gap allows for wear over the years which will certainly occur. As Eccles rightly says the wear which occurs over a period of time is taken up by the taper on the spigot joint which is why they go tight and leave a "bit sticking o...
by conga
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Sand/Beach Spikes?
Replies: 6
Views: 4241

Re: Sand/Beach Spikes?

I have been a long time user of these tools, mainly because they are lighter and easier to transport IMO than tripods and don't blow over. Yes I know you can't use them on hard surfaces but then I do have a tripod too somewhere at the back of the garage. My query is why are so many of them too dam ...
by conga
Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Easy Pendulum ?
Replies: 9
Views: 6126

My wife said she would settle for a few more inches rather than yards... not sure she is talkin' about fishing tho. :D :D I seriously need help with my casting - I always seem to head for the sky the drop a few yards out with a massive bow of line to reel back in. Really frustrating. Would love to ...
by conga
Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Site access
Replies: 8
Views: 4852

Not had a problem here Keith,hope you get sorted with yours :D :D
by conga
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Breakaway Cannon - Any good ?
Replies: 2
Views: 5522

Not used the Cannon myself,but have the lighter "thumbutton" devices on several of my rods and am very pleased with how they perform.The Cannon,though more expensive ,looks a much more robust bit of kit if you are using it a lot. The thumbuttons have given me more confidence with my casting without ...
by conga
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Hi all newbie to the forum
Replies: 5
Views: 3341

Hello Del,a warm welcome to the forums mate,may all your lines be tight ones!!
P.S. There is a picture of me and Keith on the post following the charity match at Deal,I'm the good looking one of the pair........ >:) >:) >:)
Cheers, Mick
by conga
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Any ideas ??
Replies: 6
Views: 6974

I have an old Shakespeare boat rod which old uncle Dick used before he passed on. He was in the navy so that rod went round the world a few times. Only about 5ft, solid fibre glass with chrome plated brass rings and a wooden handle, the rod I mean, not uncle Dick LOL. An ancient Shakespeare mini-mu...
by conga
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quality Beach Fixed Spool
Replies: 20
Views: 21278

You might have to hunt around a bit but I have been using a couple of Daiwa BF5500's for the last two or three years - very dependable and not too pricey. Alternatively, go for one of the Daiwa Opus series. Shimano are good too but more expensive. As Eccles says the Opus is worth a look,comes in se...
by conga
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Any ideas ??
Replies: 6
Views: 6974

Hi Mark, is your Dads rod a beach rod,what length is it?
It's interesting to hear of these items still being around as that brand name takes me back some years!!
Cheers,Mick :D :D
by conga
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Welcome to the forums Fatha and back to the sport.

Tight lines mate, Mick :D :D
by conga
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Anyone know this rod builder?
Replies: 8
Views: 8086

Dont know it by name but have Googled Norcro and there are items for sale on auction sites by this manufacturer :) :)
by conga
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: happy birthday rabbi2
Replies: 9
Views: 5145

Belated birthday wishes Keith,hope you had a good 'un.

Mick :D :D
by conga
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: spooning
Replies: 14
Views: 7294

Heard of the tank aerial rods before and other homemade gear like spoons and the like. Was there a point where tackle manufacturers hit the market big time? Si My Dad got me a second hand one from one of his angling mates when I was a kid,it was about 8ft long,the rings were wound out of wire and t...
by conga
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: Dover break water 02/07/2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Nice piccys and a great mixed catch-did you eat the lobster or was it undersize? Tight lines,Mick :D :D :D
by conga
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Beachcaster for Clean Ground?
Replies: 7
Views: 8865