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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 April 29, 2012 at 7:43am

THANKS for this link Sharon!!

Comment by 10.5" RES Sharon on April 28, 2012 at 6:23pm

Anyone ever try using this site for fishing forcast?

http://www.weather.com/activities/recreation/outdoors/fishing/

 

I tried it the last 4 days when it said my fishing would be excellent, and I caught my first bass the first day.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 16, 2012 at 5:47pm

Center-pin, spooled (non level wind) reels were made for a long time, John. They were known as far back as the 1700's. They were "direct drive," initially, the handle being attached directly to the spool's center shaft. They and the fly reel share a common background.

Then in the early 1800's, the multiplier reel (geared) came on the scene and soon became the standard. However, there was a "fly in the ointment," as it were. Fishing reels back then were made by jewelers and watch makers, and were essentially hand crafted artisan items. Most regular people wouldn't have been able to afford them.

(Odd to think of that, isnt it? We take for granted the inexpensive, functional fishing gear we find on store shelves today.)

As all of this suggests, the level-wind, multiplier reel came somewhat later. They were known by the mid 1800's; that is no surprise. But as far as I know it wasn't until the late 1800's that they appeared in what we think of as "production" numbers. It was the changes brought on by the Industrial Revolution that finally made them widely available. Only then was the technology available to produce their complex gears, bearings and components.

None of this should be taken to mean that basic, non-level winders totally disappeared. They remained on the scene for the less-affluent angler and were surely the stuff for kids. They are still made today, in fact, albeit in plastic for the most part.

Comment by Lord of the Fly , Rods on January 16, 2012 at 2:38pm

The shakespear reel , I recieved at Christmas when I was 9 years old, the Johnson was a graduation gift, the rest I have inherited over the years, the reel without the line leveler was probally made before someone thought of line levelers. I really thought yall would like the square metal fishing rod, it would be a good lighting rod on the water     LOFR

Comment by John Sheehan on January 14, 2012 at 9:56pm

 Thanks for sharing your photo LOFR! You even know the ages!

I have a few of those old level winds and one that has no worm gear level wind .Any one know why these reels were designed without a level wind?I think you got one there on the top left LOFR

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on January 14, 2012 at 7:24pm

Classic stuff - got me a few of those m'self. Thanks!

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 14, 2012 at 2:47pm

Nice looking vintage gear LOFR....thanks for sharing the photo...

Comment by Lord of the Fly , Rods on January 14, 2012 at 12:17pm

Thought yall might like to see some of my old stuff,  Shakespear Wonderflyte ,Model 1795 , about 47 years old, Johnson Century ,39 years old , never been on a rod, Meadowbrook baitcaster, Ocean City #81,and a unknown baitcaster, and a True Temper square metal rod.   Look how far we have come in last  50 to 75 years.         LOFR

Comment by Dwayne Denison on January 13, 2012 at 2:44pm

John, Wish my Wife thought the same way!

Comment by John Sheehan on January 13, 2012 at 2:39pm

Good problem to have Dwayne!

 

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