must have classic reels

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Panhandle Active Member

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    WW, are you single?
  2. Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    LOL!!!! I would be if my wife had any clue about the gear i have....
  3. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Showoff:hmmm:
  4. _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Not yet! :)

    Actually, we've been together a long time...and this hobby pales in comparison to some of my older ones.

    Besides, how can you say no to these things?

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  5. Panhandle Active Member

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    I guess I should mention........... my Olsen will be ready at the end of March. No big deal though. :D
  6. fisshman26 Member

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    OH YEAH......thats the good shit!!!
  7. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    For me:

    Steelhead/Salmon - anything in a widebody Hardy Perfect with a 1912 check. However, I am clumsy as hell so I couldn't justify actually taking one of those rare beasts to the river and banging it on a rock during one of my inevitable falls. So I got the next best thing, a Henshaw.

    Trout - again a traditionalist, I think the Hardy St. George has the best capacity/weight/classic coolness combination. Finally, the third leg of the my Hardy triumvirate... The Bougle in any of it's varied incarnations is also hard to beat as a basic reel for steelhead and trout fishing. Looks cool too.

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  8. 1morecast Active Member

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    Showoff, just kidding that is some nice looking metal!
  9. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    I've always had a thing for the vintage Seamaster reels, especially the 4" Tarpon.
  10. speyforsteel Degenerate Caster

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    OOH yea-a 4 1/2 Seamaster is one I'd like to have.
    I also like the FinNor's and Billy Pate's
  11. golfman65 dude...

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    I just picked this up from Pete...

    way cool D. pre war 4"...gotten a bit of that bug now...

    Pan...send me your olson and you can get mine in july OK?
  12. Panhandle Active Member

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    You got a deal.
  13. golfman65 dude...

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    Your a good man!!!!
  14. T Dave Member

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    July sounds pretty good considering Will waited 15 months for his...maybe he's getting caught up with orders
  15. Panhandle Active Member

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    Ya, I had forgot I had even ordered one...lol! He's a busy man and for good reason.
  16. golfman65 dude...

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    SHIT...maybe he means NEXT july?....

    Still got a deal Pan?

    :)
  17. Panhandle Active Member

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    Of course. Ya, mine was about 15 months too.