Irishfire18

Just some old reels

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Just some reels that were passed to me. Any info would be appreciated. Then 1 question should I keep the line on the little Shakespeare look pretty period correct? Thank you

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Figured that the boxes and paperwork were more valuable then the reels but that little Shakespeare is gorgeous. Not a mark on it and I’m going to loose the line. Thanks

2 hours ago, Sudsy said:

And lose the line

The spools could be corroding behind it

 

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4 mins ago, IslandSurf said:

The Sea Boy is the best one...

What year do you think it’s from ? Don’t think that was ever used. Still has the tissue paper with the reel. Thank you

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8 hours ago, Irishfire18 said:

What year do you think it’s from ? Don’t think that was ever used. Still has the tissue paper with the reel. Thank you

Ya I wouldn't fish it,,,:laugh: there $3 to $10dollars at yard sales,,,,,but not in that condition very unique and a penn collector like,,,,,1badf350 might like it,,,:) 1940's to 60's,,,,,,:naughty:

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8 hours ago, bennie said:

Ya I wouldn't fish it,,,:laugh: there $3 to $10dollars at yard sales,,,,,but not in that condition very unique and a penn collector like,,,,,1badf350 might like it,,,:) 1940's to 60's,,,,,,:naughty:

Thank you Bennie I appreciate the info.

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The Shakespeare Marhoff is one of your better baitcasting reels from the 1940s-1950s  Take the line, off, clean the spool, put the line back on if you wish.

Edited by gadabout

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12 hours ago, gadabout said:

The Shakespeare Marhoff is one of your better baitcasting reels from the 1940s-1950s  Take the line, off, clean the spool, put the line back on if you wish.

Thank you gadabout will do . It’s a pretty little reel.

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My local antique store has a Ru Pacific that's been on the shelves for a while. Cool looking reel but it doesn't look like it'd hold a ton of line and the half bail looks like it'd destroy your knuckles eventually.

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If you put mono on that little Shakespeare be sure to use a backing of Braided Dacron. A quarter inch or so should be plenty.

I've seen more than one early spool imploded by using monofilament line without a backing.

Mono stretches a bunch, which puts tremendous pressure on the spool. Enough to crush them if the spool is not designed for mono lines and properly reinforced.

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44 mins ago, afishhunter said:

If you put mono on that little Shakespeare be sure to use a backing of Braided Dacron. A quarter inch or so should be plenty.

I've seen more than one early spool imploded by using monofilament line without a backing.

Mono stretches a bunch, which puts tremendous pressure on the spool. Enough to crush them if the spool is not designed for mono lines and properly reinforced.

Thanks for that info I was not aware that that could happen. I was thinking of setting it up because I also have the rod which looks as good as the reel. Thanks again.

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