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DAiWA US80XD Reel 4 Replies

The new "favorite" spincast in my repertoire, purchased used off ebay.This is a trigger actuated spincast, or "triggerspin" as its called. It is like new, and appears to have been used only a few…Continue

Started by David, aka, "McScruff". Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Jun 10, 2013.

a friends vintage christmas gift. ;)

I have here a vintage spinning reel by the name of FJORD, its pretty cool and still works. Can anyone tell me more about it, i know someone knows something about this reel, thx!Continue

Started by jason grimm Feb 28, 2012.

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Comment by John Sheehan on May 2, 2018 at 6:48am

Comment by John Sheehan on May 2, 2018 at 6:47am

David, do you happen to know the retrieve speed on a Crappie Pro 230 reel? I have one and know the retrieve is absurdly slow but it casts nice and I use it a little to honor my Dad who taught me how to to cast a Johnson spincaster when i was a kid .

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on April 29, 2018 at 2:17pm
I’ll take every Country mile or Crappie Pro reel Incan find
Comment by John Sheehan on April 28, 2018 at 8:28am

Here is a copy from a Forum by a guy named Tim :

ok, here are all johnson reel models that i can think of

1. model 10 sidewinder 1949

2. model 10A -1950

3. model 20 -1951

4. model 22 - not sure of dates

5. model 40 and 40 A 1951 -52

6. model 60 1952 - 53

7. model 80 1954 - 55

8. model 100 century 1955

9. model 100A century <phone> . model 100B century <phone> . model 110 citation 1956

12. model 110a citation <phone> . model 110B citation 1962 - ?

14. model 120 and 120A centennial 1958 - ?

15. model 130 sabra - mid 1960's

16. model 130A sabra mid 1960's

17. model 130B late 1960's to mid 1970's

18. model 140 - 19. model 140a 20. model 140c - 1960's ?

21. model 150 22. model 150 A commander - late 60's

23. model 155 guide - early 1970's

24. model 160 guide - early mid 1970's

25. model 165 guide - 1970's

26. model 170 seville - 1970's

27. fiskar 2 models - mid 1960's

28. model 710 29. 710A 30. model 710B mid 1960's to mid 1970's

I can't swear to you that the the dates are correct but they are close.

some other models are
31, model 087

32. model 088

33. model 089

34.model 097

35.model 098

36. skipper model 125


38. model 44

39. sabra model 545

40.force model 315 41. force 340 42. force model 525

43.century lite model 125

44. sprint two models i cant remember the numbers.

45. spirit model ?

46.strike 415 47. strike 435

48.century model 115 49. century model 135

50. sprite model 200

51. century model 225

52. crappie pro model 230

country mile 6 - 8 - 10 - 15 and 20

tangle free - 8 - 10 - 14- 17- 20

century 100B 40th anniversary.

all of these were made in the usa i am forgetting some of the models if i think of them i will add them to the list. maybe someone else can add to the list or help with dates. there are so many different models and there is no list or documentation anywhere that i have ever been able to find. i have not listed any of the later models made in china. hope this helps. Tim

Comment by John Sheehan on April 28, 2018 at 8:12am

14" Salted Fathead Minnow under Float Fishing Salted Fatheads and Shiner heads under a float for Crappie with this outfit makes me feel like a kid again !

Comment by Leo Nguyen on June 10, 2013 at 8:35am

Depending on if the bass angler is on shore or on the boat. On shore, 1/2oz is perfect, just enough to cast into the water about 40ft away. On boat, why in the world would you need any more than 1/8oz to cast beyond 20ft. I see people chucking rigs weighing towards a pound.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on June 10, 2013 at 8:30am
To the bass angler 1/8+ might not sound like much!
But I don't use much more either. I have plenty of weights, but it is rare to exceed 1/2 oz. myself.

I'm lucky, be cause I don't usually have to cast long distances.
Occasionally, its needed and becomes a worse case scenario. This is why I've pretty much gone over to spinning of some sort.
Comment by John Sheehan on June 10, 2013 at 6:19am

With bullheads I use an 1/8th oz egg  sinker pinched off with a small shot and a good sized chunk of hot dog .It gets out to where I need it on a 6' rod  paired with a spinning reel and 6# test .I wanna feel a Bulllie on the whip rod .


Comment by John Sheehan on June 10, 2013 at 6:16am

With floats I can add the weight away from the hook and maybe get better distance if I need it .Maybe even give it a shot for Bullheads .

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on June 10, 2013 at 2:59am
well you can't go much lower on line test eh?
My guess next is that for more than 50 with those short rods', you'll just need some heavier weight

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