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Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  craftycarper on Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:08 pm

Has anyone got any pics of their old skool carp fishing gear? e.g optonics, monkey climbers etc?

Would be good to see how things have changed!

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Old Skook Carp Gear - Optonics

Post  Admin on Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:55 pm

This was the first Optonic I owned. Cost £30.00 when I got it from a tackle dealer in Stanstead Abbots.

It was a good alarm for its day and worked with a roller wheel which is pretty simialr to how the fox microns still work.

Only control on it was on/off lol!


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Re: Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  opus on Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:34 pm

I so wish I had all my old gear my fav mitchell 300 reels and monkey climbers and full cork rods.
check out what the old mitchells are going for now on eBay!...
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Re: Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  nickb on Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:14 pm

blimey.. i had a pair of optonics when i first got into carp fishing!!!
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Re: Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  Rich on Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:21 pm

I had a pair with the milk bottle lid conversion Wink
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Post  Dontknowmuch on Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:27 pm

Hi all, newbie here

Spotted this thread straight away as I do some fishing with proper old school gear when I get chance to fish any history water. By "history" I tend to mean any water that came to prominance prior to the 70s so I fish with gear from the 50s and 60s and likewise methods and baits of the same era.

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Re: Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  Big Ron on Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:14 am

That picture takes me back a bit Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

what a change to what we use now Wink Love the rod with all that intermidet wipping Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  ECB on Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:24 am

great picture,they were the days!!!!!
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Re: Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  opus on Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:55 am

yep spot on!...

My alarms were black boxes fag packet size-ish that had a yellow or orange needle on to wrap the line around and youd have a line bite and the buzzer wouldn't shut up! (Sleep to affraid )... not great buy but cheap if i remember?
They had a V shape for the rod to sit on one side..
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Post  nickb on Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:09 pm

used the old monkey climbers for ages, which where great, might even get some again!!!! Laughing
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Re: Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  popup on Sat May 02, 2009 5:39 pm

i can rember my first reels where mitchell 300s and my first pod was a jk pod and my alarms where viper alarms
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Old SKool Rig Book - 1987

Post  Admin on Wed May 06, 2009 7:03 pm

Just found my first carp fishing book I ever got. The Kevin Nash Rig Book from 1987

I was a Nash Whore even back then !

Cost £1.40 and its still in mint condition


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Re: Old Skool Carp Gear

Post  Dontknowmuch on Thu May 07, 2009 8:12 am

ECB wrote:great picture,they were the days!!!!!

Were the days??

These were taken yesterday.. Laughing





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