In a Spin, Part 6 - Small Time Spinning

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Great stuff Jeff - I've probably had more fun catching "bait" sized bass on light gear this year than anything else. Be nice if a double came along though...... :)
 

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Can't believe you had to "doctor" the photo's though to show one of Kevin Perkins with a fish. Come on, everyone knows he's a complete blanker!!!!!!!!!
 

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Actually, I was going to have Jeff charged with nepotism, as family member Connor got a mention in the article, but I didn't. I thought about suing for infringement of image rights too, but decided that anonimity was the best policy, until I got spotted.......!!!
 

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Great article, thanks Jeff. It certainly has got me fired up to get back to spinning ASAP!
 

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Actually, I was going to have Jeff charged with nepotism, as family member Connor got a mention in the article, but I didn't. I thought about suing for infringement of image rights too, but decided that anonimity was the best policy, until I got spotted.......!!!
Sorry Kevin, but it's not very easy to put captions under pictures unless they're the only items on that line, v.v. the lures pic and the rod/reel pic. Connors is easy because it's the headline pic and asks for a caption.

Not so sorry about using your picture since I own the royalty on it. And no, I didn't doctor it, he did catch one. So that's one perch and one tench he's caught - in his life. I know he'll have had more, but there is no proof of such. :wh
 

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Well.........

There was one carp and one bream at Clattercote, in seperate sessions, I will admit. I even had the carp weighed in, so I'm not making that up.

Apart from that.............

Oh yes, AND one trout at the FM fluff-flinging day
 
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Mines bigger than yours......

Really good read woody,anyone thinking of taking up lure fishing or just having a dabble this autumn/winter can`t fail to learn something from this and the previous instalments.
I love my spinners and they`re the ones that always get the most use in my collection.
If i can just add one more comment....mines bigger than yours ! I`ve got Mepps Aglias in size 7.
 

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LOL.....very good.
I`ve also got some of those abu spinners that you had pictured.Not had a chance to use them yet.
I must admit though that Abu do an excellent range of lures.
 

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A great article that inspired me to walk down to the river severn with my spinning rod. first cast hooked a small jack, second cast lost a much bigger fish!

thanks for rekindling my old fetish for pike!
 

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Very enjoyable peice Jeff, as usual - so much so that I've decided to take up the art again for the first time since the 70's! Went down to Kings yesterday and bought myself a shiny new 8ft rod - hopefully I'll get a session or two in next week. It's going to be a lot different to waving the floppy glass spinning rods or the 10ft washing poles I used to use 30-odd years ago (I bought a lovely ABU 7ft rod and baitcaster reel combo in the early 80's and never used it - gave it to a neighbour who does about ten years ago.)
Cheers,
Martin.
 

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thanks for rekindling my old fetish for pike!
That was partly the idea John. Well done.

Lark, I hope you mentioned my name in Kings. The amount of business I've generated for young Davey this season is unbelievable, mostly through selling tickets for the Jubilee. He'll either owe me a Christmas drink or put me on commission! ;)
 

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With the rivers being out of sorts lately, just maybe this is what I need to get my juices flowing again. And to think I was even considering going carping :wh
 

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Jeff - I did indeed mention your article to Davey as the reason why I'd suddenly got the spinning bug again. Bumped into Phil while I was in there as well. He was off fluff-chucking somewhere in Hampshire.
Cheers,
Martin.
 

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Fancying a quick couple of hours fishing yesterday and inspired by this I went for spinning session on the local river. I have some old Mepps and a 10' light spinning rod (doubles up as a holiday Harbour mullet float rod hence the length) and had a go. A no. 2 Mepps with black blade and yellow spots brought 2 perch plus a jack but a switch to a copper blade brought another 8 perch to a pound plus 4 more pike - best only 5lbs but all good fun.:)
 

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A great article that inspired me to walk down to the river severn with my spinning rod. first cast hooked a small jack, second cast lost a much bigger fish!

thanks for rekindling my old fetish for pike!
And the good thing is that this particular fetish of mine is totally legal and does not require dressing up.
 

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Fancying a quick couple of hours fishing yesterday and inspired by this I went for spinning session on the local river. I have some old Mepps and a 10' light spinning rod (doubles up as a holiday Harbour mullet float rod hence the length) and had a go. A no. 2 Mepps with black blade and yellow spots brought 2 perch plus a jack but a switch to a copper blade brought another 8 perch to a pound plus 4 more pike - best only 5lbs but all good fun.:)
Crumbs Mark, you'll be giving up the trotting rod at that rate! Well done.
:rolleyes:
 
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