AN exhibition featuring a hugely important part of Redditch’s rich history is currently taking place at Forge Mill Needle Museum.

“Hook, Line and Sinker”, which runs until November 30, is a look at some of the famous Redditch fishing tackle companies, both large and small.

The exhibition features some of the museum’s rarely seen fishing tackle treasures, from rods, reels, baits, lures and floats, as well as archive photos, old documents and original hook making equipment.

A spokesman said: “Have you ever wondered how those beautiful fishing flies were tied? We have an expert fly dresser, Val Russell, who worked for Martinez and Bird, giving demonstrations in the exhibition at 2pm on November 3, 13 and 24.

“This is a great opportunity to find out about another industry that made Redditch world famous.”

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