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Wierdest spinning reel

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Here's a red headed step child for ya'll to see.

This was a throw in I got awhile back with some other stuff I wanted, and

I think is another candidate for this fine thread -

 

Ladies and gentlemen, The Heddon convertible 245

 

Corners on the bail arm?

Fugly...

 

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Here's an old Ru-Mere Atlantic from the 50's that I got from Lion1044 (hope its okay I showed this)smile.gif

Bailless, power handle made in France I may just use this in the Fall this year and see how it does.

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View PostThis reel caught my wife's eye so she had to have it. Right side says Waltco "ny-o-lite" of duPont Nylon. Made in U.S.A.

 

Body, spool and gears are nylon; the only metal parts at the screws, main shaft and bail. There are no gaskets on the side plates. The white sliding clicker (Photo #1) also enages the anti-reverse. Possibly the first "all-nylon" reel made in the US. wink.gif

 

As told to us by the seller: Reel was a promotional gimmick for Dupont for the material from which the reel is made. 1960's vintage.

 

 

I have the same reel. I let the neighbors kids use it to catch bluegill.

 

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Here's another oldie but not so goodie. The St. Croix "fishing machine", not a spinning reel, but definately weird.

 

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View Post1953 Whirlaway, made by Great Lakes. The reel is housed in the ball end; to release the line, you swing the crank handle around to the back of the ball. Weird creature, but I loved it when I was a kid! Sorry I don't have a real picture of it, just a copy of the ad...

 

 

Have one like it, but another brand -- Shakespeare? I'll dig it out.

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View PostZim my friend just picked up this same Ocean City at a garage sale.

$2.00. I love how deep and thin the spool is. It's a wonder you could even cast it for distance let alone the abrasive nature of line coming off that deep spool.

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Find another one because if you show up for the cast-off again this year with your buddy Moocks, that's the reel you two have to use to even things out with me and Ed.

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Olympic "Ultra 93"spinning reel.has factory drilled spool.Looks like it may have been a low end surf reel?pictured with a mitchell 402 to show size.given to me by an uncle.it is in remarkably nice condition.smile.gif

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View PostHere's an old Ru-Mere Atlantic from the 50's that I got from Lion1044 (hope its okay I showed this)smile.gif

Bailless, power handle made in France I may just use this in the Fall this year and see how it does.

 

 

That thing is sweet

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Dear People,


   Excuseme first for my english! I am Spanish, and I am new user here. I found this forum in internet trying to find information about a historical reel.


  I would like to post som pictures also of 2 of the reels, thjat I have right now home, maybe are some of the spanish reels more specials for you than me because the market.


   Nice to be here people.


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The secondone is a Sagarra, for me one of the best quality of historical reels, easy and cheap to find it in spain because was a Spanish company as you know.


  I like to make a coleccion of this kind of pieces, also, if you are interested to exchange reels to make our coleccion bigger, I can get Sagrra reels really oft, and I can exchange it for models that are easy to find in your countries :)


Nice to meet you,


Ricardo


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