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15 hours ago

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My copy of this month's Saltwater Boat Angling magazine just dropped through the door and inside is a feature on The Hurds Deep in the English channel. Now this is somewhere i am hoping to fish this year and i'm also hoping to put the larger "Hook-Ups" to the test on some monster Conger and Ling! My favorite "heavy" rod for this type of fishing is the Kona Perseo stand up tuna stick. Now I don't have the smallest of hands, but when using this rod in the past and playing large Conger on it, I have found that i often get cramp in my hand! If i'm going to be hopefully hauling fish from 300ft or more, this is something i need to sort. I'm 99% sure the reason it is happening is because the eva handle on the rod is so wide and I can't grip it properly. So....... out with the chalk pen to draw around my hand, and with quite a few careful cuts using the trusty Tronix Bait knife I have cut away some of the eva handle to suit my hand! just needs a bit of sanding down to clean it up, but i'm pretty happy with the result!
How long before custom handles on rods become the norm? If you wanted to be an accurate shot with a shotgun you wouldn't think twice about having the stock fitted to you, so why not rods?
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You can keep your mits of my rods

Is this a service you now offer in store? 😎

Mind you don't lose too much weight,or you will need to rebuild handle!hehehe!

2 days ago

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First job of the day is to service a reel that one of our customers dropped in. Can't find my screwdriver so maybe if I try hitting it with a quick sharp blow using my fossil hammer it will open up nicely. What's the worse that could happen???? At least it's only a cheap reel...... ... See MoreSee Less

First job of the day is to service a reel that one of our customers dropped in.  Cant find my screwdriver so maybe if I try hitting it with a quick sharp blow using my fossil hammer it will open up nicely.  Whats the worse that could happen???? At least its only a cheap reel......

 

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Must be my lucky day, it all went back together! 🙂

It looks like I could swap the anti reverse mechanism around to the other side, making the reel left hand wind rather than right!? That would confuse him when he goes to use it next! lol

didn't realise I would have to hit it that many times! I'm surprised how many "bits" are inside it 🙂

Hit it hard it’s only a taccy Avet full of salt!

OMG and I left my rod with you for a new tip 😲😲😲

Remember the golden rule of impact technology. Don’t force it, get a bigger ‘ammer

You’ve obviously got lots of time on your hands Darren

I wondered how you did it

That's the way Darren

That's your normal approach to reel maintenance isn't it! 😂😂

Good work Darren they say if it doesn’t work hit it!!!!! Always works for me too lol

put that picture on the mantlepiece that will keep the kids away from the fire

Lol

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6 days ago

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Bait Delivery has arrived, and we are now open 7 days a week again! Goodbye Winter, hello Spring!! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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See ya later

2 weeks ago

Tackle Box

The wind has dropped out quite a bit from yesterday, resulting in lyme being more than fishable for tonight's LRSAC shore match. According to the met office, the rain isn't going to be as bad either. Sign on at the Tackle box from 5pm onwards. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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