Here's the stuff I fish most from left to right Pflueger 1498, Pflueger 1394, Ocean City No 77, and the Orvis Battenkill 6/7
I love them all, I've had my fair share of modern reels over time but I like the looks of the older reels.
here's one my father in law just gave me
need an old school glass to throw it on
There are so many nice reels and great shots of reel porn in this post. WOW! Collectively, this is one heckuva fine collection of reels. I'm impressed, blown away and humbled by some of the individual collections. After reading through 25 pages of Reel Love I've been motivated to take some photos of my own humble collection and share them. Here's a teaser--this one's for you Ard. The rest of the photos are in the link. I didn't want to take up too much space.
Thanks Ard! Looking forward to fishing it, this is my first Hardy Reel believe it or not. I picked up the St. John to pair with a 6wt switch--I have yet to get on the water with this rig, although I have been practice casting and loving it! Here are a few shots of the St. John.
I added a few more shots of the two Galvans that I own in the same link from above. I am anxiously awaiting using this one on spring creeks this coming spring. It has yet to be fished.
That one is about mint; a beautiful piece of 20'th century tackle for sure. You're gonna get a bang outta having that reel. I never had a Galvan reel either but that looks like a fine reel also. You are fortunate in having some really nice pieces there Jay.
I had a slip in the post box yesterday, I think my Odyssey IV is back from the Orvis repair people. I'll run up to the post office soon to find out