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Can anyone send some hi-res, sharp photos of a Go-Ite reel made in Kokomo, Indiana? (Not Flint or Birmingham) They're needed for an article on the long-neglected company. Would like to see the reel from top, bottom, and side, with views of the line guide and foot, preferably on a solid-color or white background, and preferably without line on the spool. If you can get a shot of the Go-Ite plaque on the foot, that would be nice. Full credit given for any photos used, of course. My email address is in the club roster. Thanks!

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I could send you some. Would you like pics of the box and instructions as well? When would you need it by?

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Sorry, I just looked at mine and it is made in Birmingham.

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Sorry, I just looked at mine and it is made in Birmingham.
Thanks, Kevin. Does yours have "spokes," or does it have those drop-shaped perforations?

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It has spokes.

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It has spokes.
I think most of the ones we see have them, too.

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Steve, i have two, but both say Birmingham. The 4 3/4” one with agate guide is spoked; the larger 5 7/8” (6”?) one has a different pattern… would not consider “spoked”. Lmk if you want a look or if any will help.

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Jonathan Kring shared a picture of a Kokomo Goite reel from his collection in a previous thread, maybe he can help if he still has it: viewtopic.php?t=20144
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Steve, i have two, but both say Birmingham
Jonathan Kring shared a picture of a Kokomo Goite
Thanks, gents. What I need are shots of the original Kokomo version, which sat on top of the rod, not on the side. I saw Jonathan's pic and thought it was a later model, but I'll ask.

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Jon Kring sent some great pics, and some will appear in Reel News in the near future. Thanks, y'all!

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