Classic Reels

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by bitterroot, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: This guy has got to get out and fish more :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    An alternate display method! :)

    Very nice bunch-o-reels Mark.
     
  3. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

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    :rofl: Good come back _WW_!:rofl:
     
  4. Jacob Peterson

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    Right now, all my rods have medalists on them.... not sure if thats good or bad but when 6 of them are lying around... might as well use them!
     
  5. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Make no mistake about it Jacob, having Medalist reels on your rods is a GOOD thing!!!!! :thumb:
     
  6. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    I'm with bitterroot.
    Medalists work great for most applications. I've never been let down by any of mine, while I've had Lamsons blow up on me.
     
  7. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Something from France

    Well...there aren't any pictures on this page so here goes...

    L. M. Dickson #106 Maginot

    This reel pegged my 'oddball meter' all the way into the red. I didn't need any verification to know that it came from France - its looks gave it away. A classic reel? Probably not, but it is kinda cool looking.

    These are multiplyers at around 4:1. On the take up, the line goes over the top of the spool rather than underneath. I've noticed this characteristic with a few other European reels. I'm not sure why they were made this way, but it does save them putting in an idler gear.

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    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Another product from J. W. Young and Sons from 1945-47.
    The Freedex - A reel meant to double as a clicking fly reel or as a free spinning centerpin type reel, with the bonus feature of an anti-reverse handle. It also has what today is called a large arbor. ;)
    This example measures 3-3/4" in diameter

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  9. huibgeselschap

    huibgeselschap Member

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    Just to add a few nice old reels i found here and there:

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    they are called the Orvis SSS (AR) one is an AR multiplier too
    Built like a truck, yet light; 9 1/4oz. for an 11/12 and 8 1/2 oz. for a 9/10
    they work great on my 9 weight single hander and 7 and 10 double hander
    the big one has a grandspey 9/10 on it, with 300yard 50lb braided backing so about everything will fit this reel :cool:

    more pictures at:
    http://s1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff374/huibgeselschap/
     
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    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Very nice! I don't think I've seen that many of those all in one place! :)
    Someone once told me that doctors can cure this illness. That may very well be, but I think it's cheaper to just keep buying reels!
     
  11. huibgeselschap

    huibgeselschap Member

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    Hi,

    Thank you!

    I could go to a doctor about this issue, my brother for instance, but he collects old cars in his spare time....
    so im pretty safe with this here collection ;-)

    Believe it or not i'm still spare spools/reels short... I do believe every line you intend to use, must be on a reel, otherwise i notice i dont bother with the line...
    I need to stop buying lines :D
     
  12. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Were these reels made in Brazil?

    Thanks
    Tim
     
  13. huibgeselschap

    huibgeselschap Member

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    hi,

    No they were built back in the day in argentina, back when STH still did know a thing or 2 about making great reels!

    regards
    huib
     
  14. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Huib

    Thanks, STH is the company I was thinking of. They did as you say "know a thing or two about making great reels". Sadly, they are on a different path now.

    TC
     
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    yes sadly, the orvis presentation is such a reel as well, a classic beauty, a shame one doesnt hear from them any more, they deserve a spot up there with the CFO
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