just been thinking and perhaps 1 of you older anglers may remember the origanal brand of pole elastic that came in numbers 1 to 8, long before the days of bungee and hollow elastics, it came in a winder and I'm sure it began with a Z
Mark I remember it well.......When I started pole fishing in 1976 there was extra fine (about a no. 1), fine (no. 2), medium (no. 4) and strong (no. 6). We did pretty much all our fishing with fine or medium. At the end of the pole we had a pole crook with 12 to 18" of elastic dangling below that. Each rig had its own elastic.
I was still using the pole crook in 1984; in 1985 switched to the quivertip with eyes then in 86 finally got a PTFE bush and internal elastic.