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Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:52 pm 
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Shane Lyon emailed me about this reel can he acquired:

“Any idea what I need to fill this? Guessing it's a store brand, maybe of a Kalamazoo challenger 1718? If so though would the reel be marked Pacific 1718 or Challenger 1718? Or neither?

Thank you”

Can anyone add some info??



Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:12 pm 
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If it’s a 5 gallon can it could be for an Errol Bullen reel, it was made for catching big fish in the Pacific. It had a levelwind and held 100 yards of anchor chain. :roll: :roll:

See pics here - https://antiquefishingreels.com/salt-water-reels/atalanta-errol-bullen/


Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:51 pm 
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Made by Kalamazoo Tackle Co. and likely identical to their No.1718 "Challenger" model, but branded "Pacific" for whatever retailer sold them. Can't say I've ever seen one, though.
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Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:44 pm 
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From Shane (gonna have to get him logging in!):

“Dang it! I knew that was going to be the case. When I got home it dawned on me that there were two flats of reels at the sale that I ignored as cheap old reels (I had found a pretty awesome lure, that's I'll i could think about) so I went back looking for the reel that belongs to it, but they were mostly gone. I'll keep searching. Thank you all for your help. “


Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:20 pm 
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Thank you for your help, John (as usual and always), and others. After I saw my voice to text typo I figured I better reset my password.
If you're interested in what else I found that had me regrettably distracted here is my post on joes:
http://www.joesoldlures.com/wwwboard/me ... 23989.html


Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:10 pm 
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The reel will be marked 1718 without the name. I also have a identical can marked Deschutes 1699. The reel is only marked 1699. Merv Bortner's site is still working and there is a picture of the 1718 reel and can.
Nice find Shane.


Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:19 pm 
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Hey Arne, thank you for getting down the correct path! That's a nicer looking reel too. Hope all is well with you. Thanks again!


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