Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Gary Knowels, Apr 3, 2013.
Those are nice, but I'm going to go old school and under $30
I'm not familiar with the Martin 19. Do you have a pic by chance? I have a Martin 7 and I've seen a Martin 11 that looks like the first Hawthorne 60-6447 pic I posted.(pic attached)
I'm too stupid by a factor of TWO!!
I grabbed the reel out of my bag and simply glanced at it because I wanted to be sure of the model number, but in doing so, I turned the reel upside down--it is a MODEL 61! Sorry. I went back and corrected the text in the posts above so that no one else is led astray--thanks for catching this!
PS: for any who may be interested, I started a new thread tonight seeking help identifying an old fly reel of mine...
That is going to be a very light rod, so don't over-weight the reel. I put reels around 3.5 ounces on my glass rods that are similar. Suggestions: Abel tr light, Forbes Avon 2.5, orvis reel mentioned above, redington drift or ct 2/3, orvis cfo I or 123, lamson lp1 light, ross Colorado 1...off the top of this gear whore's head.
I have both Forbes Avon and Forbes Sandstone 3" reels that I use on short (less than 7') light cane rods. They balance well but your glass rod will likely be a bit lighter. The Avon is ported the Sandstone is not. TC
A hardy clone like a Heddon 300 may be a nice way to go...
This is indeed a great thread. As a caution though before pulling the trigger on a classic reel, you may wish to consider whether or not you might want to add an additional line to your setup at a future date that will require an extra spool. While extra spools are readily available for Pfleuger Medalists, I'm unclear whether they are for some of the more obscure reels mentioned above. I seem to remember a thread a while back from a guy who ended up looking for an extra spool for an uncommon reel for over 2 years before he finally found one.
Thanks for the input Kent. I figure if I want to throw a second line on it, I might as well just buy a second reel! Not much more work and not much more space needed. Plus, it means I could have another cool classic reel in my collection.
"Another cool reel" in your collection? Sounds like you're on your way to becoming a gear whore like me. Careful - it's a slippery slope!
Atta boy! I like the way you're thinking.
I have a sage 356 LL and use a hardy fly weight on it. Perfect small reel for small light weight rod.
the 1492's are neat little reals. also the Redington CT 3/4 and the Lamson LP1 (or 1.5) lite are sweet - the latter being harder to find, but worth it.
the hardy featherlight clones from berkley, diawa, heddon, etc are fairly easy to come by and very functional. i've got a few and really like them!
Suggestion removed. Over $30.
Young made some great reels! Beaudex, condex etc... If you are building Lamiglass 3 wegith 6'6. I have an exact one. a little 3' reel will balance it well.
I second the three inch Beaudex idea but I'm not sure you can find one for $30.
You might be able to get a more 'experienced' American reel - many names to them but they look something like this:
And you might get a decent Airex for $30:
If you were to expand your budget...well, that would be a different conversation!