The Colour of Life – The Haul of Bass – 1955 by Geoff Cronin

The Haul Of Bass 1955 by Geoff CroninOne June afternoon in the ’50s I was travelling home from Clonmel – I was “on the road” for Irish National Insurance Company at the time – and my last call of the day was in Carrick-on-Suir. As I was coming back in the car after making the call, I stopped at Francie Mullins fishing tackle shop and saw a cheap fishing rod in the window.“It’s made out of a tank aerial” he told me, “and I got a dozen of them from a fella dealin’ in surplus war materials. A handy little rod,” he said, “ideal for spinning. Here,” he said, “let me put a spinning reel on it and you’ll see how well it feels.”He did so, and when I picked it up it just felt right in my hand.

Source: The Colour of Life – The Haul of Bass – 1955 by Geoff Cronin

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