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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:32 am 
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Oh, boy!! I know I wasn't THAT good this year!! Found these reels under my tree this morning.

Merry Christmas!
John




Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:59 am 
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ok, I give - what's the fly reel with the lever drag?


Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:34 pm 
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Oscar Kovalovsky made this reel. There is a complete description of it on pages 68-69 in the book, "A Conversation with Oscar Kovalovsky".






Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:20 pm 
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Nice score John !! What is the biggest reel looks like rim control ?? And the one to the right of looks like Micarta ? Very nice !! John Taylor


Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:32 pm 
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in-freaking-credible! So glad to see these reels end up in good hands and not spread to the winds! Great job, John! can't wait to fondle them! Any idea what the admission charge will be to pay for this venture?? :shock: :D


Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:23 am 
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JT, the rim control is a wide spool 9/0. The one that looks like micarta is actually plexiglass and brass. Dr. Baits, considering what I had to pay to get these reels, I am either going to have to start charging admission to my tackle room or get a job! No way I'm going back to work. No way.


Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:14 am 
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This is what I call a very merry Christmas! :o


Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:53 am 
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Deepfins791 wrote:Oscar Kovalovsky made this reel. There is a complete description of it on pages 68-69 in the book, "A Conversation with Oscar Kovalovsky".





thanks for the photos - that's a stunner


Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:21 pm 
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Very nice John!!


Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:45 pm 
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i was hoping one of my collector buddies would get those! I'm back in town, see ya soon, happy holidays to all!

daniel


Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:28 pm 
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Merry Christmas to you! Congratulations John those are some killer reels. I know Oscar was very proud of the lever drag fly reel, I’m glad it landed in the hands of someone who will really appreciate it.


Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:47 pm 
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Thanks, all! Here is a nice picture Larry Lauve took of the fly reels over the weekend. They are simply exquisite.


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