New Henshaw - One For The Trouts...

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Thomas Mitchell, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Here's a new Henshaw 1912 Perfect, this time in a format never actually made by Hardy. It's a little 2 3/4" trout model with a red agate line guide. Amazing how Chris squeezed the lever check mechanism in there. A 3wt line fits just perfect with about 50yds of 20lb backing. A WF4 would probably go in if the backing was switched to 12lb but I might have to cut a bit off the back of the line.

    I have two new bamboo rods coming this June, and 8' 3wt by Robert Hoffhines and a 9' 4wt by Bob Clay. This reel should work very nicely on either stick.

    A couple shots with the big brother 3 1/2" wide body:


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  2. wingblue New Member

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    Fantastic reels - they make a great pair. Thanks for sharing!
  3. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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  4. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Does this mean you're selling your Kineyas?:D
  5. Thomas Mitchell Active Member

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    Hi Mark-

    Unfortunately, I don't own any Kineya reels, although I'd like too... I've come close to buying a Kineya a couple times but never could find one that I thought would match a rod better than a Perfect/St George/Bougle of some sort.

    I'm pretty much 100% British other than a few modern US reels for the salt or loaners.