A little Farlows

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Thomas Mitchell, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Thomas Mitchell

    Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Here's a little 2 5/8" Farlow 'perfect-style' reel. It's got a few issues, a broken off screw head on the tensioner caliper and a slightly bent spindle gives it a little wobble but it still works fine. The handle looks like a replacement. Definitely fishable as-is. I'll be using it on a Scott G882-3 for little bouldery creeks.

    No idea how old it is but I'm guessing it's pretty pretty early in the last century given the check style. Next winter, I may send it to Archuleta and get him to bring it back up to 100%. Probably not a cost-effective investment but it'd just be nice to have it straight so it can keep fishing another 100 years...

    For scale, the St George in the photo is a 3-inch'er.

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  2. Mark Walker

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    Nice one Tom! Bill should be able to fix that right up for you.
     
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    wow! nice!, well worth the $$ to restore as close to original condition.
     
  4. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Beautiful reel even before the restoration. That'll shine any rod up a bit.
     

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