GOLD REELS IN NEP-TUNA CRADLES

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GOLD REELS IN NEP-TUNA CRADLES

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Her are some pictures of the GOLD part of my Nep-Tuna cradle collection. Some I have had for a while "the 12/0 Fin-Nor Machine Industries reel I posted before" and the
Penn #30 International and Everol, Modena reel I have had for some time but recently a lady answered my last post on the Machine Industries Reel saying she had a collection of Nep-Tuna cradles with Fin-Nor reels mounted in them so I got in touch with her !! After some nagging from my part she finally sent some pictures. Two of the combos got me excited right away ! One a 9/0 Fin-Nor reel 1950s or 60s vintage I believe and please correct me if I am wrong in a nice gold Nep-Tuna cradle with an 80 lb. IGFA Nep-Tuna all Mildrum roller rod and the second a 6/0 Fin-Nor same vintage reel in gold cradle with a 50 lb. IGFA Nep-Tuna rod that had a double Mildrum stripper guide then all Aftco rollers up to a Mildrum double roller top. I have seen the Mildrum stripper on these type set ups with the rest Aftco guides but never going back to a Mildrum top ! Any way I had to have at least those two set ups so I made her an offer and she accepted. Then I got thinking about buying all 7 set ups then selling off a few to help pay for the ones I wanted most so I offered to buy the whole bunch !! After getting them I want to keep all of them %^&*(*&^%$#$%^&* so much for making any money back !!!

Well enough talk I am going to try posting a bunch of pictures so hope you like them!!
John Taylor






That's the whole bunch together here are just the reels. First the Everol.

30 International

Narrow 2 1/2 size Fin-Nor

Now the two 4/0 Fin-Nor's

The 6/0

The 9/0 80lb.

And last the 12/0 Machine Industries rig.


As you can see there not perfect some of the decals are messed up but all in all they are in pretty good shape !!! Thanks for looking and it would be great to see some other "cradle collectors" post some pictures of there collections !! Some day soon I have some more to show. John
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That is a beautiful set of reels, John! What a great score! By now, you have the market cornered on cradle reels! I think I have one you are missing, though! :D

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JB, thought I had him cornered. A Sika deer hunt in MD, But he held fast. Wonderful collection John Taylor. Doug There's too many Johns on here!
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Beautiful grouping there.

:shock: :shock: :shock:

They all look good enough to fish.
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That is a sweet collection.
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Beautiful spread there, John!
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Thanks I like them !!
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I have a great Everol Catalog as a trade item if interested

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catch up soon John, amazing collection!
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Hello, I have what I believe to be a Neptuna fishing rod. Is this thread still active. I could use some help, it came together with a Penn International 30 reel.
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What can I help you with ????
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Great to see it again John. But as you would agree, They suck to use. D
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