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Topic: Classic or Rare Old Fly Reels  (Read 1112 times)

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Dude ya gotta let me cast that fenwick! I will slay steel with that old dog!!!
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I fished for 20 years with a Fenwick fiberglass just like that.  Still have it.  Great rod.
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If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck I'd swim to the bottom and never come up.


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 Surprising there isnt more cool shit popping up considering the numbers of great fisherman on the site. I know quite a few of us are flyfishers as well as conventional gear and I know we dont always fish outta yaks and boats.  love the old glass rods I wanna see more!!
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Hey Mike, What else could you get in Tiajuana for a dollar in the late 60s :smt002
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1494 in box with paper work i have had since i was  9, a gift from my uncle, so almost 40 years, and many of my first trout on the fly came on this reel  :smt003
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Always wished I would've gotten into flyfishing.  My Dad was all about it.
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Real cool Cameron! thanks for sharing. Eric your Dad has great taste is reels. Hardy are my favorite I own some nice modern reels but I prefer my Hardy Princess for steelhead fishing . Am I correct in assuming your Father wrote that book? Soooo cool... you should give flyfishing a try you would enjoy it. Its alot easier than people make it out to be.
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When I do fly fish, it is with a Medalist 1495.  My father gave it to me sometime in the early '60's.  It's been beat, trashed and abused for 50 years and still functions.  Also have a 1495 1/2DA which I acquired this century.  I have a 1498DA with lead core for trolling.  All old enough to be made in the USA.  In addition I have a Chinese knock-off of the 1495 that I use for parts to keep my original functioning.  Not being a fly-fishing purest, I can't for the life of me understand why some spend the big bucks for a reel that's main function is to store line.  Maybe someone could help me out on that.


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 Bill spending big bucks makes reels memorable. I vividly remember leaving my Ross Reels Gunnison in a backpack by big Chico Creek in a daze of drunkenness and self pity. It was not a particularly wonderful albeit expensive piece of equipment but I'll never forget it. 😏
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When I do fly fish, it is with a Medalist 1495.  My father gave it to me sometime in the early '60's.  It's been beat, trashed and abused for 50 years and still functions.  Also have a 1495 1/2DA which I acquired this century.  I have a 1498DA with lead core for trolling.  All old enough to be made in the USA.  In addition I have a Chinese knock-off of the 1495 that I use for parts to keep my original functioning.  Not being a fly-fishing purest, I can't for the life of me understand why some spend the big bucks for a reel that's main function is to store line.  Maybe someone could help me out on that.
Its a preference thing!  I bought a spare spool a few years back for the old 1492 and it works perfect. so yeah the new parts work on the old stuff. I like the old style click/pawl drag for Steelhead but some people spend big $$ for a nice disc drag. Again I think its just a perference thing.
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Quote from: CptSloppywood
Eric your Dad has great taste is reels. Hardy are my favorite I own some nice modern reels but I prefer my Hardy Princess for steelhead fishing . Am I correct in assuming your Father wrote that book? Soooo cool...

My Dad did write that book.  I'll flyfish at some point.
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fuckin nice glass rod Mike!!! i remember you tellin me about it. Isnt that the reel I gave you!
Remind me to give you that reel back it's only missing a few parts  :smt005
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Eric-
That's way cool your dad wrote that book! You definitely should be fly fishing.   
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fuckin nice glass rod Mike!!! i remember you tellin me about it. Isnt that the reel I gave you!
Remind me to give you that reel back it's only missing a few parts  :smt005
  F U mike!  :smt003
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I believe this reel is from the 1960s My friend who gave it to me recieved it as a gift from his father when he returned from Veitnam in the 70s and it belonged to his father prior to that. but thats all I know about it.

Sorry if this offends anyone but this reminded me of this classic Pulp Fiction scene.  :smt001

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