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.
I have made this style of 30g reversible pike slider a couple of times before but never with a red/pink and black tip combination.
The pair below have been also been modified slightly and this modification will be the norm on my future slider floats.
The small modification is a slightly elongated tip 50 % of which I have left bare of paint.
I did this so the float can readily except
Korda Shok Beads . . . . .
With and without picture
I here you say.
This is for added protection . . . . .
When the float slides down to the weights / beads at the bottom of the rig.
A small modification as I have said but one which will increase the longevity of the float I think.
These work well for both for dead and live baits.........
I may be using them in the sea with a certain someone if I can get my timing right.
You know who you are. 😊 TTFN
If you would like to look at my handcrafted floats just hit the link. http://purplepeanut007.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/handcrafted-floa…
I quite fancied making
but with a more modern look.
I decided to make just two floats to begin with.
One float in
" Glow In The Dark Yellow "
and the second in
" Day Glow Red / Pink ".
Taking approximately 3BB the glow in the dark quill has multiple white and yellow segments near the tip of the float to aid in bite detection,
metallic gold whippings, a violet band in the centre and black tippets on both ends.
The painted section is a favourite colour of mine !!!!
Metallic Pearlescent Blue.
Looks great when the suns rays hit it.
The red / pink tipped quill is made in a similar style but I have emitted the gold whippings and used a rich, vibrant red in its place.
The central violet band is also absent on this float as I decided to leave it bare to show of the quills colours a little.
I can already …