Member Profile - Kevin Haney

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Member Profile - Kevin Haney

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It looked like this particular forum needed a refresh, so as I am a new member, here it goes. I recently retired and took up fishing again after a lacunae of about 40 years. Since I'm also an antique dealer and collect many things, it seemed only natural to gravitate toward the old tackle. I live in the central Maryland mountains and am lucky enough to have a wide variety of fishing places within easy driving distance. I primarily spin fish, but I'm also learning the intricacies of fly fishing. I much prefer to use the old tackle rather than the new. My favorite outfit currently is a vintage Heddon split bamboo spinning rod and a 1950s Luxor reel.

If you look at the two attached photos of my collection shelves you can probably tell that I'm interested in the following, among other things:

- Early spinning reels, including the Mitchel round bodies
- Bait containers
- All Airex tackle
- Antique casting weights
- Odd looking reels
- Cool looking vintage bait casters
- Fishing store displays

I'm looking forward to participating in the forum and learning a lot.


Kevin Haney, Vintage Anglers
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Welcome, Kevin! Great collection and display! It’s nice to see another person interested in classic spinning reels and corners of the hobby like Airex. I’m betting that you are loving retirement as much as me :yay

Here’s a little gem that I recently picked up that is right up your alley...spinning rod made for Bache Browne. Would be a great combo for one of your Airex spinning reels!

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Specializing in saltwater reels...and fly reels...and oh, yeah, kentucky style reels.....and those tiny little RP reels.....oh, heck...i collect fishing reels!...and fly rods....and lures
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Post by RonG »

Very nice collection Kevin.
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Post by Midway Tommy D »

Welcome, Kevin!

Great collection and display! It's nice to see another spinning reel enthusiast. :yay If you have any thoughts or questions don't be afraid to share or ask. There are quite a few of us spinning reel fanatics here and we love discussing them. :mrgreen:
Love those Open Face Spinning Reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco)

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Post by jimbofish »

I like it! :bow:
"We'll take the car and drive all night. We'll get drunk. We'll go fishing and stay away until she's gone"
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