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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.
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.
My Dad bought me and my brother spincast reels-rods as kids at out summer place at a small lake in Michigan as i got older i went to spinning reel set ups and even tried baitcasters but at 64 i;m mainly back to spincast and my favorite grab to outfit is a Zebco 33 micro with my cork handle rod . I love how the 33 micro fits and cast and i mainly go for bream but have caught bass and catfish on it too.
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 .
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
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
Fishing Salted Fatheads and Shiner heads under a float for Crappie with this outfit makes me feel like a kid again !
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.
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 .
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 .
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