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  1. fred90

    Clamour for the sun

    mate had first cross beddywhippet image of him. Black & white same.
  2. fred90

    Clamour for the sun

    How's the lurcher bred?
  3. fred90

    Hedgerows and statics

    looks like a good day for you. often see rabbits on static sites when I have been on holiday. the beddywhippet is like looking at my own dog. what's the blue nets spun polly?
  4. fred90

    thin on the ground

    the poles do seem long to me. I have my pegs 26 inches & some consider that long.
  5. fred90

    thin on the ground

    forgot to mention all the quickset I have seen ferreting on YouTube the top lines always seem slack. I always have my top lines as tight as possible on traditional. is getting tension in top line a problem with quickset?
  6. fred90

    thin on the ground

    I can't really comment has I have never handled a quickset or even seen anyone use 1.only 1 I have seen was at midland last year and that was on display already set.
  7. fred90

    thin on the ground

    going back to quickset what were the reasons you wanted to learn the traditional way. do traditional catch better? do you think you have caught more than you would have with quickset nets?
  8. fred90

    thin on the ground

    I think if some of old boys could come back and see the rabbit population today they would go back to being dead
  9. fred90

    thin on the ground

    I had never been taught peg as you go. I had always netted in pairs. its only now I have started again I am Billy no mates I am working alone.
  10. fred90

    thin on the ground

    sounds about right. remember we are talking times when there was big numbers. chap who taught me had 63 on 1 drop 2 nets.
  11. fred90

    thin on the ground

    strangely enough all the old timers employed the backpegging method. no one would peg as you go. I think reason for this was there was that many at it no-one ever had to go on there own.
  12. fred90

    thin on the ground

    no it's a generation I missed out on. fortunately 1 of the old guys showed me the ropes & gave me a net. he was well retired by this time but his knowledge was a great gift to me.
  13. fred90

    thin on the ground

    I am from right on the Derbyshire /Nottinghamshire border. there used to be loads of old longnetting chaps all local. for some reason 70yd nets where the most popular always 100% bag
  14. fred90

    thin on the ground

    I have always been taught to use 100% bagging never used any less. smithies point & yourself about too much & not hanking up properly has learnt me something I didn't know about.
  15. fred90

    thin on the ground

    what are you saying micky? 100% bagging not enough? ie 50yd net = 100yd of netting. would you prefer more than this?
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