Two Fin-Nor / Tycoon combos

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Two Fin-Nor / Tycoon combos

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Here is a neat set of Fin-nor reels with Tycoon rods that I recently bought from an auction. It's two Fin-Nor 12/0 "CT" models late 30s early 40s both mounted on early original Tycoon Bimini King rods. This set is neat in that both reels are nicely engraved with " RALPH E. HACKNEY Atlantic City, NJ." and are serial numbered "x132x" and "133" the reels are in real nice but used condition and had surely been well cared for. The rods are nice early Bimini Kings also well preserved but they do show use. I believe they are in 100% original condition and they have "Tycoon Miami, Fla." stamped in three spots each it's on the reel seat the roller stripper guides and on both roller tops. The other cool thing to me is both rods have decals just above fore grips that read " RALPH'S PET SHOP 2020 Atlantic Ave. Atlantic City, NJ." So I assume Ralph Hackney was the owner of Ralph's Pet shop.


I think a really neat set of vintage big game fishing combos that should remain together.
Thanks for looking !! John Taylor
PS excuse picture quality I had a bad day yesterday to much sun.















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Great auction finds John! Beautiful set. Thanks for sharing!!

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Very nice set.
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Those are beautiful!!!!
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You are absolutely right, They need to stay together. That is one beautiful set. One of the nice things about them is the condition they are in, they need nothing done to them! Enjoy and congrats!

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Really outstanding John. Please excuse me for noticing the line on such nice rods and reels. Is that twisted line with a green colored trace thread? In some places it looks twisted and in other places it looks braided. Thanks.
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oc1 wrote:Really outstanding John. Please excuse me for noticing the line on such nice rods and reels. Is that twisted line with a green colored trace thread? In some places it looks twisted and in other places it looks braided. Thanks.
-steve
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I think it is linen I have seen quite a bit that looks like it and I am sure it's not a braided dacron. Here is the closest thing I have found to it. John Taylor



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Thank you John. Nice stuff... all of it.
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I love to hear stories about great tackle found in small auctions, it is encouraging to say the least. These types of finds are not as frequent as they used to be which makes them even sweeter. Those are a fantastic pair of very early Tycoon rods with the earliest style stripper guides and roller tips, you just don't see them pop up anymore. The reels are pretty amazing too! Two, early, consecutive serial number 12/0 reels. You must have been singing a song all the way home from the auction house!! Congratulations JT!
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Good things happen to good people! Still looking at my calendar from last year!
Thanks John! Wishing everyone an early Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!
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Thanks for all the good comments I really like the two combos !! Extra thanks to Chris "1badf350" for turning me on to the auction it was very nice of you Chris !!! Thanks John Taylor

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