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Wm. Salter Houghton Bag

By Magnus Angus

Traditional fishing bag, made in the UK.
Traditional fishing bag, made in the UK.

Traditional looks, crafts and materials, and UK-made, this is a simple, practical fishing bag. I'd describe this as a medium-sized bag, 15” x 12” x 5.5”, heavy duty canvas with leather trim and brass findings, suspended from a very wide canvas strap. A full sized waterproof liner protects the inside, detachable and  washable...of course. On the front, two large pockets can swallow a couple of fly boxes. The main flap has quick-release straps, the pockets have individual flaps. Liner and flaps are held in place with heavy brass snaps. The materials are impressive and classic: supple leather, high grade canvas, heavy duty brass.

Put the Houghton on and that broad strap makes this a comfortable bag to wear. In essence, this is designed for carrying very little tackle, a couple of boxes and some leader, a priest, etc, in the pockets with the waterproof inner bag empty, ready for a couple of fish. Use it that way and this can compete head on with modern bags....and this will get better looking as it ages.

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Price: £119.00 (plus £5.00 p&p)
From: Wm. Salter & Grandson, 14 Welford Road, Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire, B50 4NP
Email: andy@wmsalter.co.uk

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