Posted July 05 2012 - 08:15 AM
I miss the man who owned these reels, my grandfather-who got me into bay fishing when I was about 4 years old on the bay, and now I am 61, where in the heck did the time go?? Does anyone have that answer.
Posted July 05 2012 - 10:37 AM
Back in the day they were the Van Staal of their time, easily waterproofed and tough as nails. They were the reel of choice for a long time out in Montauk due to their ruggedness.
Because of their weight they lost ground to the Penn 706 but the proof of their design is in the Van Staal and the first few generations of ZeeBass which copied the Cracks internal design.
Depending on condition the 300 reels are worth between $50 well used to $150 in excellent condition with a box, the smaller sizes a bit less.
I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --
and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am. ~ Crash Davis
I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way.