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#1 The Flying Tench

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 08:30 PM

I've never used a trolley till now, because I fish fairly light. Fishing bag slung over the shoulder, carrier bag with just one bag of groundbait , chair, net, unhooking mat, couple of rods. But my lower back pain has got worse, and even walking a few hundred yards with the above is problematic. So I'm hoping a lightweight trolley might help.

 

But I think they are mostly designed for someone taking more stuff than me. Can anyone who uses a trolley give any general advice or even recommend a trolley?


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Posted 31 July 2018 - 09:46 PM

If the land you traverse is bumpy or sloping avoid the cheap folding ones ,the times i have almost broken my wrist with the damn things falling over isnt worth the effort.
I have seen golf trolleys being used they are just as narrow but seem more stable as they are longer.
Having bought my falling over trolley in the 70?'s i cannot remark on new ones as it hasnt worn out yet
A chap down the pond has a fine one! Its stable 4 wheeled but hardly light! Overkill for us light travellers unless your camping for a week

I remember my efgeeko carry all rod bag !!! It certainly did

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 08:54 PM

This one's very like mine - Bargain, only £30 from Outdoor Value & wheelbase wide enough for decent stability.Handles slopes as long as you don't go too mad - (just go more up & down or at an angle rather than straight across slopes & It'll be fine!!)

 

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 06:52 PM

Thanks, both of you. But something that puzzles me is that the base of the trolley consists of a hole that my small fishing bags would fall through. I guess I could fix wires across, but I can't understand the design.


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Posted 02 August 2018 - 08:58 PM

The design is for one of the large tackle boxes. You could try attaching a length of plywood to cover across the base
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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:19 AM

The design is for one of the large tackle boxes. You could try attaching a length of plywood to cover across the base

 

 The design is such that if you did attach plywood or similar to the base, it could be used as a seat with a backrest, on suitable ground.

 

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