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Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:40 am
by Grinner
Thanks for sharing. Would be great to see some of the MK IV listings inside, if possible please?

Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:43 am
by Nobby
It would be interesting to know just what it was that JB Walker supplied to Richard Walker? A lot of folk think this refers to cane blanks, but those who have studied the matter in detail are unconvinced, thinking it was just rod fittings....and of course JB W were well geared-up to offer postal services....it was their forte.

http://traditionalfisherman.com/viewtop ... ll#p177530

Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:43 pm
by OldGreyMan
Those were indeed the days, saving pocket money. I still use my 1960s Avon.

Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:18 pm
by Stour Otter
Trottingshawe wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:42 pm
I thought this guide might be of interest as it lists a number of cane rods that were available as kits in 1980 including the Richard Walker Mk 4's. My brother and I visited the shop in Hythe a number of times before they closed down in the early 80's and purchased various rod blanks, rings and materials - my brother lashed out £21.50 on a Mark 4 carp rod which he later built into a very fine rod. Trott.



I was trying to find the J B Walker catalogue listing a rod in my rack called "Walker's" Salmex Newcastle. A 2-piece split cane Salmon/Sea Trout rod with clear agate eyes throughout. If any one can find a reference to this rod in one of their catalogues, I would be interested in the date of manufacture.

Stour Otter

Re: J. B. Walker Fishing Tackle Catalogue

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:08 pm
by Troydog
Thank you for this thread gents - I bought my Mk4 kit from JB Walker in 1965 and my woodwork teacher let me assemble it in his lessons. I caught my first three pound perch from the Wye with it in 1983, quiver tipping red worms.....