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cone shaped feeders, anyone remember them?

 

 

I've still got one in my tackle bag. Can't remember ever actually using it. What was supposed to be the advantage in it compared to an ordinary feeder? I can't remember, must have been convincing though if I put my hand in my pocket for one.

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I've still got one in my tackle bag. Can't remember ever actually using it. What was supposed to be the advantage in it compared to an ordinary feeder? I can't remember, must have been convincing though if I put my hand in my pocket for one.
when i was a kid a lot of anglers had a phase of float ledgering with them, as i remember it worked as well.

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Shakespeare produced an excellent, programmable gizmo for taking and recording water temperatures at required depths, as well as acting as a supremely accurate depth finder. Brilliant! But they didn't include the word 'carp' in the title, bad mistake, and so it drifted into undeserved obscurity.

 

Now, now...that's a bit of a caustic comment lol :D

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Monkey climbers anyone?

 

I still have a couple of them - the extra special ptfe ones which, as we all know, are self lubricating and therefore resistance free :D

 

(I hope this topic isn't re-opened in 20 years and someone says 'floats' :rolleyes: )

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Lesney bread Bait Press:

 

http://www.vintagetoys.com.au/breadbaitpress.htm

 

"It proved to be very successful".

 

Yeah, that's why it was only produced between 1954 and 1957... :rolleyes:

 

Mind you, I had mine in 1964, so they must have been knocking around in the dark corners of tackle shops for some time after the last production run!

 

 

I've got one of these presses as well, still use it on occasions. Mind it's difficult at times to clean the thing out of bread but it does well.

 

 

One other item I've got which doesn't seem to have caught on is a set of floats called CARBONYTE. I can't remember when I bought them, possibly late 60's early 70's maybe. They were sold on a blister pack card.

They were a set of interchangeable floats made from plastic and you could create almost any type of waggler float you could think of, bodied, insert, plain straight wagler floats. They also supplied several coloured tips, yellow, red, orange, white, black, yup white and black two unusual colours but very useful at times. A very good purchase I thought at the time, still do.

 

Has anyone else on here heard of them or even got or had a set???

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One other item I've got which doesn't seem to have caught on is a set of floats called CARBONYTE. I can't remember when I bought them, possibly late 60's early 70's maybe. They were sold on a blister pack card.They were a set of interchangeable floats made from plastic and you could create almost any type of waggler float you could think of, bodied, insert, plain straight wagler floats. They also supplied several coloured tips, yellow, red, orange, white, black, yup white and black two unusual colours but very useful at times. A very good purchase I thought at the time, still do.Has anyone else on here heard of them or even got or had a set???
They were made by Sundridge and were good sellers in the 70s and 80s if I recall, partly because of their versatility and partly because of the low price.I used them until recently and still have a few left.What I especially liked were the hollow tips with a hole in the side that they brought out later. These had a very small surface area making them very sensitive, but with a big diameter making them easy to see. Unfortunately these tops have long since been discontinued. However, you can make your own from drinking straws.
Shakespeare produced an excellent, programmable gizmo for taking and recording water temperatures at required depths, as well as acting as a supremely accurate depth finder. Brilliant! But they didn't include the word 'carp' in the title, bad mistake, and so it drifted into undeserved obscurity.
Sounds like the "Depthometer" I bought from The Tackle Shop at Gainsborough when Trevor Moss ran it.I believe Reuben Heaton also either made or distributed them.

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