Champion Sports "Fly Champ"

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Champion Sports "Fly Champ"

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I think these reels are marked "patents applied for". Does anyone know if a patent was ever issued and what the patent number is?

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The reason I asked about the patent is because I found this well made aluminum reel that looks similar to the fly champ. I'm wondering if Clem Dove was associated with the Champion Sports reel.






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Well, Clem certainly went to school off the Fly Champ design, but I think his reel was better made...nice work! Looks like he didn’t replicate the brake tension setting (?) that looks to control tension on the gear?
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Re: Champion Sports "Fly Champ"

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Is this like the old Re-treev-it fly reels?
Does the finger trigger rotate the spool?

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Eric J wrote:Is this like the old Re-treev-it fly reels?
Does the finger trigger rotate the spool?
Exactly.

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