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RED HILLBILLY

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  1. Red, take your UK tackle back to the US and show them some real angling! Peter, I have plenty of Uk tackle over here already from my many visits. I fish for carp 95% of the time (sorry ) but I use very light tackle. Carp are the only fish common to both countries (at least where I live). You wouldn't believe the looks and comments I get, especially when I tell them I'm fishing for carp. To be honest, carp fishing is catching on, starting mostly in the "pay lakes" where heavy gambling takes place. I could bring my UK stuff over but I would have to give up one suitcase of our checked
  2. Thanks, Newt, I haven't posted much on here as can be seen by my join date and post count, in fact this my first post for a few years. The reason for this is the time difference between the UK and the USA. I have been lurking though but not joining in. But there is GOOD NEWS. On Wednesday, next week, My Childbride and I fly to Blighty for a six month stay. We are thinking of moving back to live in the Old Country to spend our retirement but don't want to burn our bridges by selling up and buying a new house etc. I think a six month stay will let us know if we will be able to settle down or
  3. How do I remove the spool ? Mitchell's scant instructions don't show/tell you how If the reel is the same as the new Mitchell 300X I have, the spool comes off by gripping it at its base and turning anti-clockwise. This leaves the clutch adjusting mechanism in place. This is a patented process by Mitchell (damn clever these Chinese). This was quite clearly explained in the manual that came with the reel I have. I am assuming you bought the reel new. If this does not work, Ask again with details of how you are trying to remove the spool. Please keep in mind the 5 hour time differe
  4. My wife talked to our daughter this morning. It appears that Rita was a non-event as far as Katy was concerned. Although they had some high winds and heavy rain no damage was done. I thank you all for your best wishes and hope that all the other forum members with family and friends in the hurricane zone have similar news to report. Hillbilly.
  5. Many thanks for your good wishes for my family in Katy, Texas. My wife spoke to our daughter this morning (USA time) and all was well at that time. During the conversation my daughter started to laugh because the next door neighbor was watering her lawn! Some people! Hillbilly.
  6. Many thanks for your good wishes for my family in Katy, Texas. My wife spoke to our daughter this morning (USA time) and all was well at that time. During the conversation my daughter started to laugh because the next door neighbor was watering her lawn! Some people! Hillbilly. [ 24. September 2005, 04:04 AM: Message edited by: RED HILLBILLY ]
  7. Thank you, Elton. What are you doing up at this time of the night? We managed to contact our daughter on the phone a few minutes ago. She had just finished her shift at the hospital and she said it was pandemodium there with poeple being brought in from the highways suffering from heatstroke and carbon-monoxide poisoning. At least one has died, so it was perhaps a good descision to stay put. The authorities have told them it won't be has bad as at first thought with winds only reaching 50 mph or so, but I'm not too sure. We expect we won't be able to contact her when the storm hits but she has
  8. Just read on BBC News that the fish disease that struck at the Calverton hatchery in December has been found in 7 rivers, all in the north and the midlands, including the Trent and Witham. This sounds like big trouble. From what I pick up on the BBs (I'm in the USA) the rivers were in trouble before what with the black plague and all. Let's hope it can be contained. Hillbilly.
  9. quote: Originally posted by Randy: I have never found a place (here in the US) that had ready made bodies. Randy, I've found readymade bodies made out of polystyrene or cork in such places as Big Lots, K Mart etc. They have bits of cotton through them for whatever reason. You may have to drill them out the right size. They are a bit big for UK style fishing but I only fish for carp and use suitable tackle so need a float that carries a lot of shot. You can find smaller versions with a tapered plastic insert that are ok for the light stuff or can be used as is for floaters. You may strugg
  10. A car boot sale is a flea market. Hillbilly.
  11. Here's hoping everything is ok with you and yours, Newt. No wind or rain here in West By God, just a little cooler. Hillbilly.
  12. ben88, so you think your reel is not worth much because it is well used? Believe me, it's priceless! Why? Because your grandad gave to you. Treasure it, son. One who knows, Hillbilly
  13. I bought a spool of "invisible" fluoro line (Vanish) to try but I can't find it. Hillbilly. [ 19. June 2004, 04:43 AM: Message edited by: RED HILLBILLY ]
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