Sudsy

Anyone collect line ? How old is this ?

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Got an itch and looked this up,1937 to 1942.The examples shown weren't nearly as nice as yours is

8 hours ago, Sudsy said:

Wooden spool

 

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Cooool... Wonder what "HAND LAID" means???  I have one of my father's really old fly reels that still has line on it that looks like the same stuff as in the above pics.

 

Not to diverge from the topic too much... but was mono even invented back in the late 1930s?

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Looked it up

The invention of nylon was announced in 1938, line production began in 1939 but mono didn't catch on until the mid 1950's, braided Dacron still being more popular 

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2 hours ago, richie c said:

Got an itch and looked this up,1937 to 1942.The examples shown weren't nearly as nice as yours is

 

I searched all over, no luck

Where did you find it ?

 

And FWIW It was in the box with a reel I picked up

Pflueger Interocean 1885 s New in Box with tag, paperwork and tool
Still has the original cellophane in the box

 

 

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I thought you were downsizing Jerry? You're still buying. Remember the 1st step in curing a problem is admitting you have a problem. :bigsmile:

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1 hour ago, coastalfreak said:

That reminds me of that old squidding line: kind of like Dacron. 

It's linen - you've heard the old time stories of having to wash and dry your line every time you used it or it would rot, this is that kind of line

Hey CK, how about telling us a few of those stories !

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9 hours ago, Sudsy said:

I searched all over, no luck

Where did you find it ?

 

And FWIW It was in the box with a reel I picked up

Pflueger Interocean 1885 s New in Box with tag, paperwork and tool
Still has the original cellophane in the box

 

 

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I just searched google with everything that the spool has printed on it. 

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On 10/19/2019 at 4:23 PM, coastalfreak said:

That reminds me of that old squidding line: kind of like Dacron. 

It all depends upon if it is flat of round and where it was made . Most Came from Ashaway Rhode Island in another time

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On 10/19/2019 at 6:54 AM, richie c said:

Got an itch and looked this up,1937 to 1942.The examples shown weren't nearly as nice as yours is

 

The spools where filled by hand rather then by machine and the most popular was the 27 and 36 pound test once wet. I often used this line later on the bottom of the reels I loaded with braid as backing from some of my old left over spools. We could splice the line back together with splicing needles that I have around somewhere in my collection that once you understood how to splice it saved you a few dollars to do. Those days every penny saved meant more could be spent on other gear.

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