J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

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Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Post by Beresford » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:34 pm

Great to see these.
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Post by Weyfarer » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:44 pm

1969/70

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Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Post by Mark » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:15 pm

Thank you James and Weyfarer, the pictures have been moved to the first post. :hat:
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Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Post by The VFC » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:19 pm

Just to note that the 1962 edition is identical to the 1961 edition - wthough it does say "1962" and "Revised Edition" on the cover! I could take a photo of course...
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Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Post by Mark » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:20 pm

The VFC wrote:Just to note that the 1962 edition is identical to the 1961 edition - wthough it does say "1962" and "Revised Edition" on the cover! I could take a photo of course...
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That would be nice Jim thank you, you can email it me if its easier for you.
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Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Post by The VFC » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:29 pm

Davyr wrote:That is interesting, Trott - truly the last gasp of split cane before its revival in the 1990s. One thing that's been puzzling me for a while - most seem to agree that the quality of the available tonkin cane from China went sharply into decline after the Second World War.

On the other hand, most also agree that some of the current cane rod builders are now producing rods of extremely high quality.

Is this because China is once again allowing high-quality cane to be exported to the West? Or for some other reason?
Funnily enough as I was leafing through my '62 JBW catalogue I noticed that the "Tonking" (!!) canes from China had been discontinued and a pink stamp to that effect put over the entry in the catalogue. Other canes - Japanese, Burma Brown and "Prime Tonkings" still available though.

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Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Post by Davyr » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:57 am

A bit of Googling suggests this chap must have some very useful contacts in China - he seems to be "the man" when it comes to exporting Tonkin cane into the UK:

http://www.bamboobroker.com/products.html

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Post by The VFC » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:04 pm

1962 as promised....

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Post by Mark » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:10 pm

The VFC wrote:1962 as promised....
Thanks Jim, picture moved to the first post. :Thumb:
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Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Post by Harry H » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:16 am

Just got a 1970 catalogue, like the endorsement by Richard Walker. You would have thought there would have been some other supplier of materials closer to him than Kent? Must have been impressed with their services. Also the S/U MK4 for big Pike and light Sea fishing.

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