Reel Suggestion for 3 weight glass rod

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Gary Knowels, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Me like's the 7169 too but it's going to be too heavy for his rod. Mine balances well with a 7.5ft, 6wt South Bend White Knight. That's a cool box by the way. IMGP0809.JPG IMGP0807.JPG
     
  2. Gary Knowels

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    Thanks guys! I think my favorite of all are the Hardy featherweight clones( daiwa 700, heddon 300, Berkeley 530, etc) , but I haven't been able to find one for sale yet. If I can't find one, I think I'll look into picking up a Martin 61 or similar.

    So many great options, I just want to start collecting them. Some of my mom's friends are really into garage/estate sales, I think I'll tell them to start buying old fly reels for me if they are the right price!
     
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    tonemike fish'n glass

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    "So many great options, I just want to start collecting them. Some of my mom's friends are really into garage/estate sales, I think I'll tell them to start buying old fly reels for me if they are the right price!"


    great idea! nice old classic reels can be found that cost very little and are as functional as they are cool to look at! i keep mine on my office wall and rotate them as i see fit. it's my all-time-favorite wall art! though mostly American-made blue collar reels, a few Youngs and a DAM Quick made the last cut. here's mine today.

    my reels.JPG
     
  4. Gary Knowels

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    Mike, that is awesome! I agree, incredible wall art and a fantastic conversation piece. There is so much to look at with a single reel that 25 of them in one place can really keep the eyes and mind occupied for a while.

    What is #23?
     
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    tonemike fish'n glass

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    It's a Young Beaudex. Neat old clicker! Though most of my "collection" are made up of reels you could buy a while back at Sears or a good hardware store in Montana.
     
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    Ahh, I knew I'd seen it before and that was at about 1:30 last night when I on a vintage fly reel picture spree. It's really not very hard to find old reels in decent shape for a good price, but it has been much more difficult to find one of the appropriate size for such a small/light rod.
     
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    tonemike fish'n glass

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    Many of these are surprisingly lightweight. The Bronson (#2) and the red Sears (#20) reel are really light.
     
  8. Jeff Dodd

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    Gary,
    I've got a Martin 65 with ported spool. It measures 3.5 inches across. If it's not too large for your rod you are welcome to have it.

    I just noticed that there is not much "Click" left in it. Pawl may be worn or it needs cleaning.
     
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    Jeff,

    Thanks for the offer, I think that is going to be too large for my little 3 weight rod. If you still want to give it up, I'll put it on the 6 weight rod I am finishing up this week. let me know how much you want for it and how much it will take to ship it.
     
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    Hi Gary
    You have plans to fish Lone anytime soon? if not, I will ship it to you, just send me a PM with your address.

    Jeff
     
  11. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Hey Jeff, since you're giving away reels, send that Hardy Uniqua my way....I'm sure I have a bamboo rod it will fit!
     
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    Steve,
    I am saving the Hardy as payment for when I am ready to build my future garage and your RV parking spot ;-)
     
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