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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Hello reel enthusiasts! I am excited to share this. I found this while going thru my grandpa's old fishing gear. I don't if know if he used it much. It was wrapped in an old wash rag. It works nicer than my new zebco! Very smooth. Any care advice would be awesome(oiling gears, etc...)

Thank you for checking out my new, vintage reel!


Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:02 am 
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Pics, please....the reel, I mean...we know about oily rags! :D


Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:30 am 
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sorry, I thought I did. I'll try again


Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:39 am 
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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:41 am 
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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:30 am 
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Good job! These are referred to as spin cast reels and saved grandpa from a lot of backlashes with his old baitcaster. Great reels to fish and if complete in that condition with box and paperwork, has some value to a segment of collectors. As it is, it's worth more as a family momento than on eBay. Save it and take granpa's great grandkids fishing with it!


Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:51 pm 
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not worth a lot of money to someone else, but for you to take fishing is about as cool as it gets. Probably want new line.
It would be nice on a light fiberglass spincast rod like a new Eagle Claw Featherlight with about 6-lb. line.
https://www.google.com/shopping/product ... 00&bih=794
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light oil (machine oil, 3-in-1, etc.) on handle bushing - remove handle to see it
and if you remove the line cap, and push the casting button, on the flyer spindle behind the line/spool back
If you do get into gears, they would need light grease, and probably first remove the old grease with a light solvent like mineral spirits or denatured alcohol and a q-tip. (nothing strong like acetone or methylene chloride, esp)


Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:15 am 
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Here is a similar reel (different model) in similar shape for a rough idea of the value to someone whose grandfather didn't own it.


Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:45 am 
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Another Great Reel from a now defunct Japanese Company who incidentally also made surf reels,ocean reels ,and Rods .
Hang on to it as it and other older Japanese Builders will only appreciate in the future.


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