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#1 mojoman

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Posted January 31 2010 - 4:43 PM

Looking for a Centaure Pacific--working reel, parts unit, or just drag parts.
Have one I'm trying to restore...missing keyed metal drag washer, so a parts unit must have this part.
This was my favorite reel when I was a kid, fishing the surf and jetties back in NJ. Now it caught the eye of my 13 year old, who has a good eye for what he calls "old school" gear.
Can paypal or MO.



#2 Highlander1

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Posted January 31 2010 - 6:18 PM

I have a Centaure Pacific spinning reel that has a half bail. Serial #702613 on top of reel foot. Brown/Bronze in color, mechanically and cosmetically very good, however it is a strange color. Made in France.
$25 shipped to you, Paypal is fine


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#3 mojoman

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Posted January 31 2010 - 6:40 PM

Highlander1, PM me your info and we got a deal.
Still looking...maybe I can get a pr of these suckers going.
Wonder what ever happened to the yellow Eagle Claw surf rod I used to have paired with the Centaure? I thought it was great back then...now I'd probably think it was a noodle.



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Posted January 31 2010 - 6:55 PM

I have many Centaures give me a day and I will see what I can do for you. Jim



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Posted January 31 2010 - 7:01 PM

Won one of these reels when I was a kid in a Seaside Park fishing contest the town ran back then. Don't know what happened to it: wish it was up stairs in one of those old boxes. All our first spinning reels came from France: RuMer, Mitchel etc.. Early '50s.



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Posted January 31 2010 - 7:16 PM

Jimbo:
Thanks for reply.
No rush since we are snowed under here in VA (doesn't take much to snow us under--6" will do it).
I came up in the 70s. Back then I remember the Mitchell 302 being the most common reel on the beach down in Wildwood/Cape May. I inherited the Centaure from my uncle around 1972. I think this was a 60s reel. I don't remember ever seeing anyone else using a Centaure, then or since.
Looks like a quite usable reel except the drag system is minimal by modern standards. I'm a 704 man, but I'll fish Centaures with my kid for the novelty factor and a blast from the past! If I get spooled by a big skate, so be it!