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Can Anyone Tell Me What Kind Of Reel This Is?

 
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PrisonFarmSalmon
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: Can Anyone Tell Me What Kind Of Reel This Is?  Reply with quote

My father's old reel and the first reel I ever used while fishing. I thought I had lost it, but found it in my shed today. Dad never really used it, he found it up by our camp years ago and it sat in a tackle box until I grabbed it for my first Salmon trip. It looks like someone did a jimmy rig of a job to fix the drag on it, which works mediocre at best lol. I'm going to give it a good cleaning and oil it up. Aside from the drag everything else seems pretty tight and working good.



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Chadman
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there are a few guys on here who could likely positively id the reel,  to me it looks like a hardy st john, due to the duel spring/pawls for the drag its a newer model.  the older models only had one spring/pawl with a spare you could remove and install in place of the original in the event there was a mechanical failure.   that's my guess based on a little research I had done prior to purchasing a reel off of ebay.  I have a thread on here somewhere too where the guys educated me on some hardy history
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is I don't think its a genuine Hardy real but I'm no expert. There's no etched writing on the back nor does it look like there ever was. There where lots of knock offs around back in the day.

About the drag , even the real things have mediocre drag. Manly because few used it for more than controlling over run line when striping it out. Hardy's are meant to be palm or finger controlled for drag.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It also says Japan on the Reel foot.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep and I was going to say to of the rivets don't look correct for Hardy's either.

Here is a link I quickly came up with than showning some sample clones. Looks like it might have been made for Hadden, Berkley or Diawa.

http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=57084
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks alot fellas. Glad I found the old boy tho, gonna use this for my troutin set-up!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, the Japanese even copied the Phleuger Medalists as cheap as they were; My first reel was one of those copies
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

man good thing I didn't place any money on my guess! lol


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