Catchg22

712 Greenie

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I picked up this Greenie 712 for $4 at a yard sale. What is the story with the bare metal spool. The guy who sold it to me was under the impression that it was a cheaper model version of the green spool. Is that true?

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Looks like a normal 712 spool. Anyone selling that reel for $4 is already ignorant LOL forget what he said. Great score . 

 

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As far as I know, the 712/13 always had an aluminum spool.  The color changed with the Z series.  The green composite spools were on the 710/11.  I believe all spinfishers of this era had a metal spool   Of some kind except the 710/11.

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3 hours ago, Catchg22 said:

Thanks for the info. I have a 710 with the green spool so I thought they would all have green.

Some do some don't. The 700, 704, 706 and 710 all have green spools. 712, 714, 716, 722 and 720 all have silver anodized spools. 

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Looks like it's in great shape too.

On eBay, these start around $50 for beat ones with worn paint, go to $150 when in great shape. New old stock with boxes and papers go for much more.

I got a decent one for $80 in a heated auction. There is a very active market there, all size greenies and the Z series.

The 714 & 720 are rediculous $$$ ..... probably due to being a smaller size for freshwater use.

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On 9/18/2019 at 10:15 PM, Catchg22 said:

I picked up this Greenie 712 for $4 at a yard sale. What is the story with the bare metal spool. The guy who sold it to me was under the impression that it was a cheaper model version of the green spool. Is that true?

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The “bare metal”  spool isn’t actually bare. It’s anodized aluminum and is made for saltwater use. Even anodized aluminum is subject to corrosion, though, so you should rinse the reel in freshwater every time it’s used for saltwater fishing. That’s a great reel you’ve got there. Only $4 ? Wow!

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On 9/19/2019 at 3:34 PM, Slick706 said:

Some do some don't. The 700, 704, 706 and 710 all have green spools. 712, 714, 716, 722 and 720 all have silver anodized spools. 

700 and 706 / 707 have green painted spools. 704 / 705 have blueish green painted spools. 710 had green plastic spool. 

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