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Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:06 am 
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Zane Grey 6" Reel with optional leather case and tools complete with hardy Bros rod.Reel is in very good condition with original line. 1 of 94 made beatifal collectors item.
$8500 AUD Firm.










Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:13 am 
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Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:53 am 
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:D thanks, Cameron!


Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:37 pm 
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Great pick-up John, congratulations!


Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:59 pm 
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Well, it took awhile to get this combo completed and there are still a couple minor things need done, but I wanted to thank several folks that helped with the restoration of this Hardy Zane Grey rod and reel. Thanks to Ed P. for some good advice and to Dan Zirilli and Captain Jon for teaming up to get me one missing guide that would normally be impossible to find! Most of all, I want to give a shout-out to ORCAn Phil Beguhl, who did a fantastic re-wrap on the rod. I just didn't trust myself to do this wrap and I'm glad I took my advice :D

One Before-After for effect:











Michael Farrior also came through with the wrench that was missing from the kit and thanks to advice from Ward Tonsfeldt, a bit of TLC brought back the best in the leather case! Great tackle...great friends! Oh, and by the way...NOT FOR SALE!


Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:18 pm 
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That rod and reel combo would make any big game fish just surrender and jump on board. What a great addition to your collection, John. Congrats!
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Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:26 am 
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Wow, what a beauty. Looks like she's one off of the bucket list.


Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:47 am 
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Beautiful work!


Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:51 pm 
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Nice John !! Came out great. John Taylor


Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:14 pm 
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Fantastic outfit John! That is a keeper for sure. The rod looks amazing, old Phil did a first class restoration for you. Now you have to get all the different sizes, only six more to go.


Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:35 pm 
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Nice !

I hadn't heard Phil's name mentioned in a while. Glad to hear he is still active. He sure did a sweet job on your rod.

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Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:41 pm 
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WOW John! Congratulations on an fantastic outfit! The jealousy in me is huge! As you stated, “Not For Sale”. Have you considered adoption? I’m available :lol:
Enjoy!
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Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:55 pm 
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Thanks, All! Been trying to reach out to Cameron in Darwin, but emails must be going to spam or something...I thought maybe Family would appreciate seeing the tackle brought back to life. Wish rod and reel could tell me about some of the adventures its been on!


Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:44 am 
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WOW- looks awesome John! Congrats


Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Fantastic refinish on the rod , awesome reel congrats


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