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  1. Bob Brookes

    Shimano xt-ra twinpower 4000 reels

    I have just listed on eBay two reels, each with a spare spool and another listing for a separate spare spool. Many on here will know what cracking barbel reels these are. One of the reels has it's original box, docs, oil bottle and spare spool and has a Buy it Now price of £90. The other...
  2. Bob Brookes

    Daiwa whisker kevlar pike rod wks-612ef

    I bought this rod new in around 1999 and have hardly used it. It is in as new condition, absolutely unmarked with the unmarked bag. I never use the overused word Mint, but that is what this is. I know this particular rod is quite a sought after model, and because of that, and it's the...
  3. Bob Brookes

    Centrepin protection

    Hi, Like most of us I like to keep my rods made up & ready to go. When I use fixed spool rods I use Nash reel on rod pouches in conjunction with tip protectors. This affords good protection to rod & reel, no problem. Can anyone recommend a reel on rod pouch that fits a 41/4" 'pin that gives...
  4. Bob Brookes

    A big thanks to bfw & a happy new year

    Hi all, Just a brief 'thank you' to all of you who contribute to this site & to its owners. I don't submit too many posts, though I avidly read many of those that are posted. There is a lot of good stuff on here & some that is not so good, although it is much better than it used to be. Lets...
  5. Bob Brookes

    October results

    Hi folks, October for me is traditionally the start of predator fishing & of course some good barbel fishing if you get warm rain flowing into the rivers. So, the first week saw me with the pike, zander & perch gear on the river Trent. Some were caught but in truth they weren't shoaling up...
  6. Bob Brookes

    Shimano Triton Seaspin 3500 spool wanted

    Hi Chaps, I am looking for a spare spool for one of my early Shimano reels. Has anyone got a spare or even a basket case reel with a good spool. Thank you in anticipation, Bob
  7. Bob Brookes

    Old fishing floats

    Hi Folks, I am looking to acquire old/vintage fishing floats. The sort of things I am looking for are mainly pre 1960 coarse & pike floats. I like anything out of the ordinary, anything with a name on it and any float that is really old. Names could include Zephyr, Elfin, Gazette and...