Welcome To Peanuts Fishing Adventures.
Inspired by Manchester Fishing Fiend ,
The Meddyman and Manchester Percheur.
This is the tale of my fishing adventures in and around Manchester , England. Mainly stick float and waggler fishing on the River Irwell. Other rivers fished are the River Mersey, River Ribble,River Tame,River Roch, River Douglas & River Goyt.
I also make my own handcrafted fishing floats and equipment
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A Pair Of Old Reels Give A New Lease of life.
I was luck enough to be given a Trudex and A Mitchell Match 440A by . . . .
" The Casterman " last year.
These reels were in desperate need of refurbishment but I have neither the time nor the skill to accomplish this so they were used as they were, well, the Trudex was.
" The Mitchell was in a right state "
A chance viewing of the Trudex on one of my float pictures ignited the interest of a reel refurbisher named . . . . . . .
" Victor Homewood " . . . .
and he kindly offered to refurbish them both in exchange for a float or two. 😉
Here are the reels in their sorry state . . . . . .
Mitchell Match 440A
And here they are now.
Mitchell Match 440A
I am more than happy with the results Victor.
I may even be christening the Trudex
on Sunday at L.B.A. on the Irwell with John Derbyshire & his pal Paul.
Victor has just contacted me and said . . . .
" Look on the inside of the pin Mike "
I have opened it up and seen the lovely little surprise Victor has left.
Its a signed refurbished piece.
Signed in brass by Victor.
Thank you my friend.
As I have said before
" Its the little extra things that make something that bit more special "
This is one of them Victor....its Lovely
Until the next time . . .
If you would like to look at all of the hand crafted floats I make please click on the link below and it will take you to my float page.
When I spot horse-chestnuts on the forest floor I know its time to start looking for the big shoals of silvers on the rivers.
Unfortunately the amount of rain fall we have had lately has stopped me from going out.
Here are two floats I have recently made for just this occasion.
A pair of
Two Tone Inserted Wagglers in pearlescent , metallic blue.
I hope you like them.
I was recently asked to make a very specific set of ......
These are by no means ground breaking but, over the years I have found it he little changes in your set up that help with bite detection.
This change was a simple one and its all about the tip.
Grayling Bobbers with an aluminium shaft.
These are finished in fluorescent red / pink and orange with black, gold and purple thread plus a jay feather for decoration.
It has been a long time in the making but I have finally finished my first
"PP007 Float Tube "
This is probably the smallest tube I will make.
The brass plaque was commercially engraved but I have future plans to make my own.
The Tubes measurements are :
External Length = 20 cms
Internal Length = 15 cms
External Diameter = 6.2 cms
Internal Diameter = 4.0 cms
I have added two different diameter pins on the lid.
This is to orientate the lid to the correct position so the brackets attach the lid correctly.
A small amount of purple velvet was added to the interior of the lid to help protect the float tips.
I made this prototype tube out of a single pine block. Once the turning was completed it was fitted with a brass plaque and brackets, but now I am happy with the manufacturing process I think I will be more adventurous with my choice of wood in the future.
I must admit I had a lot of help on this project from my dad
" Salford Pete "
He has an engineering bac…
I am in need of a few
Medium Slim Inserted Wagglers
for a few Ribble, Mersey and Weaver runs
I know so decided to make a few using
The quartet below take approximately 3AAA
in weight and will hopefully put a few roach, the target species,
in my keep net.
I used a different thread pattern in the centre of the floats to shake things up a little.
I hope you like it.
The thread colours used were black, gold and violet.
Here is a quick preview of my next float tube to.
I am becoming a big fan of
" Sarkanda Reed "
and will be making a few more
using some different coloured threads just to see if I like it.
So stay tuned if you like