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Old 08-10-2017, 21:53
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Cliff Turner Cliff Turner is offline
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Default What would you buy ?

It's my birthday coming up and I haven't a clue what to get as presents from the family. So I was thinking if they'll pooled the money I could treat myself to something really nice but that's the problem, I still can't think of anything ? So if you had say, 400 to spend, what would you get ?
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Old 08-10-2017, 22:01
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A bespoke rod made to your specs, ... it will always remain special.
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Old 08-10-2017, 22:01
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Hi men,

Top of the range clothing , boots etc that will last .
From me being a carp angler really , a Deeper pro or bait boat.

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Old 08-10-2017, 22:13
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A weekend at a fishery you've always wanted to go to, B&B, couple of days fishing, nice meals afterwards.

Another fishing memory to try to recall when you're sat dribbling away in your arm chair in years to come ;-)
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Old 08-10-2017, 22:36
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A Garry Mills (Mill Tackle) centre pin without a doubt.
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Old 08-10-2017, 23:32
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I'm in a similar situation with Christmas pressies so am going to ask for various angling club memberships with the promise that I'll get twelve months enjoyment out of them!
Diligence is the mother of good fortune - Benjamin Disraeli
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Old 09-10-2017, 00:21
Mike Hodgkiss Mike Hodgkiss is offline
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Put yourself in the draw for a weekend at Redmire Pool with a few mates . It really is a special place and in my mind the ultimate coarse fishing experience . You might not catch anything but the memory will live forever, it is a magic place
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:47
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Bit of a difficult one to answer not knowing your situation. If it's a special birthday, then buy something you'll always use and remember it by. A trip to Redmire (if you're into that sort of thing) would be amazing, but at the same time if you blanked in miserable weather, you might not want to remember it for long. A bespoke rod is always a winner, but only if you need one. The Deeper Pro + is an excellent piece of kit (has inbuilt GPS so can map your venue but the contours are in metre have been warned!) but only if you are going to make good use it. Membership of clubs as Gavin has suggested is a good one, particularly for those that require a significant lump sum in the first year. Alternatively, pay for a day's guided fishing with an expert in the field of fishing for a particular species, or instruction in how to fly fish (if you don't already know how to). A better camera (if you need one) for your trophy shots. A new set of Delkim Txi's (if you use them). Or 40kg of Mainline Boilies.....
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:19
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For a few years now I simply get gift vouchers at Xmas and birthdays for my local tackle shop and effectively have a tab that I draw down from or have a binge,very,very handy and helps support them. On the other hand a hand-built rod is a real indulgence and arguably a decent investment( that's what I tell Mrs R)
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:23
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Find your favourite picture, painting or drawing of a Barbel in its natural environment and get yourself down to a good tattooist.Job done.
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