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I admit that I like sitting down and making up my own traces/rigs and used to make my own fishing flies. When walking along the beach I also fill my pockets up with bits of lost or discarded line, I will even take some home rather than bin if there are bits of tackle in among it, but I don't reuse the likes of swivels or clips for safety reasons. In amongst the stuff I found yesterday was this.

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The mind boggles, I presume that it was a lead link but the lead was not there and the SS wire is very strong too? 

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30 minutes ago, Malc said:

I admit that I like sitting down and making up my own traces/rigs and used to make my own fishing flies. When walking along the beach I also fill my pockets up with bits of lost or discarded line, I will even take some home rather than bin if there are bits of tackle in among it, but I don't reuse the likes of swivels or clips for safety reasons. In amongst the stuff I found yesterday was this.

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The mind boggles, I presume that it was a lead link but the lead was not there and the SS wire is very strong too? 

I too like to make my own traces, tie my own flies and even pour my own soft plastic lures (jelly worms, shad and eel bodies). Good on you for cleaning up your beaches. Not sure what's going on with that lead link. 😬

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If they use homemade clips then maybe homemade weights with just normal bright wire loops rather than buying proper galvanised ones? 

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47 minutes ago, Malc said:

I admit that I like sitting down and making up my own traces/rigs and used to make my own fishing flies. When walking along the beach I also fill my pockets up with bits of lost or discarded line, I will even take some home rather than bin if there are bits of tackle in among it, but I don't reuse the likes of swivels or clips for safety reasons. In amongst the stuff I found yesterday was this.

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The mind boggles, I presume that it was a lead link but the lead was not there and the SS wire is very strong too? 

Live bait slider?

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33 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

I don't know the river Tyne so can't answer that. 
Is it salt or 

 

Yeah lovely. He doesn't mention if the river is salt or fresh though, just that it's foggy!

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3 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

Yeah lovely. He doesn't mention if the river is salt or fresh though, just that it's foggy!

He did describe the river better on the 12” version 

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12 minutes ago, captin slows old outlaw said:

last time i was on the Tyne it was full of rubbish

Suspect it's better now though Pete.

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Both salt and fresh, this was in the salty bit, I'm pretty sure no one would be livebaiting for the creatures in it mostly small stuff, codling Pollock coalie whiting dabs and other flats. 

When it was full of "rubbish" there were great bait beds, lots of decent fish, a six pound codling was a reasonable sized fish and flounder around a pound were common.

Prefer the Lindisfarne version

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19 minutes ago, Malc said:

Both salt and fresh, this was in the salty bit, I'm pretty sure no one would be livebaiting for the creatures in it mostly small stuff, codling Pollock coalie whiting dabs and other flats. 

When it was full of "rubbish" there were great bait beds, lots of decent fish, a six pound codling was a reasonable sized fish and flounder around a pound were common.

Prefer the Lindisfarne version

Well it was only a guess, just looked to me that it would do as a live bait clip. 

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