Well, I sold the Galvan Spoke4 and had some funds in the paypal acct. burning a hole in my mouse finger..... I was surfin' t he bay(Ebay) a week ago and came across a Bauer MZ4 with no bids and scooped it up. She's a little rough on the outside but smooth as butter inside, a perfect addition to my Bauer collection. Now I need a few big Bauers for my recently accuired Scot S3S 10wt and Loomis Xperience 10wt rods.
Interesting thread & lots of great looking hardware!
Mine don't even come close to comparing with some of the treasures you folks possess!
My most prized reel is a pre -Waterworks Lamson LP-2, with 2 spare spools. Also have an old Medalist 1495, several Cortland Rimfly reels in different sizes, several Okuma Sierra's in different sizes, several Okuma Intergrity's in different sizes, a couple of Albright GP reels with spare spools and an old Japanese made Automatic reel that I don't think even has a name on it.
The very first fly reel I owned is around here some place too, and old Cortland single action that came with an 8 wt fiberglass outfit, and which I really beat to heck while learning to fly fish. My father bought that outfit for me about 45 years ago. The rod has long been gone and I don't even use the reel any longer. I doubt it has any value at all, but I still keep it for sentiment.
Dennis, thanks for the information, I'll keep it in mind should I ever need it! I take great care of my reels, and usually do my own maintenance & service of my reels, including my bait casters, and so far have not had need for parts for my Lamson. It has been a very good reel for me! I pair it with a Cabelas 4 piece 6 wt I bought in 1989, and I've caught everything from Bluegills, to Bass to Striper's with it! I actually bought that reel direct from Lamson for that rod back then, and both have been superb!
I had a champagne Cortland Embassy (60 size, or whatever the 4-5wt size is called). I bought it on ebay for very little, and really thought it was a great reel. I switched it over to left hand wind, and the spool retaining nut would loosen from my knuckles hitting it. A bit of Loctite would have solved that, but I was dumb enough to sell it not long after buying it. It was a very classy reel, so enjoy.