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Old 11-24-2009, 12:17 AM
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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

Columbia South Carolina according to thier website, since 1982. Seems like they have been a US based company a long time, though they did have a subsidiary in Canada. They have been around since 1896. Looks like they created a company called Columbia Products Inc in 1947. Not sure if it is the same. Anyway heres a link about Shakespeare company if your interested.

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I have two Redington CD reels, a 5/6 and a 3/4 both with spare spools. Since i had spent most of my time fishing line holder reels, these were the first ones I bought that cost more then $50.00 So, they are probably my favorite reels right now.

I did just buy (on sale for half price mind you) a Cabela RLS2 LA reel, but have not fished it yet - it seems like a decent reel so maybe it will be nice to use.

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Old 11-24-2009, 01:07 AM
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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

Dave,

They (Pflueger) made the early Battenkill reels for Orvis also. lots of people bought them and didn't know. They probably have as many reels out there as any other company and maybe more. I have two medalist reels but they are in Colorado or I would have posted them.
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Seems a lot of people relate Shakespeare (and Pflueger) with low end gear, yet they made reels for Orvis, and a lot of people swear by the medalist - a good solid, standard duty reel, you just never know do you? Quality does not always have to be the most expensive

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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

actually it was the Orvis Madison reel that was a Medalist
they're kinda kewl lookin

It's said that the Medalist is the most used fly reel in the world.... and for good reason IMO

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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

here are few of mine:
medalist anti reverse and a 1498
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Cortland multiplier 444LTD
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Orvis made Redington AL 9/10 and 3/4
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A few more:
south bend with silk line
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orvis bbs II
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Ocean city 75
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Ocean city 76
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Cortland Magnum 200D
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orvis Madison
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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

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I use a 5 weight rod most of the year. This reel by far is my favorite.

Abel Creek 2 Large Arbor

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I also have one in pewter for my 4 weight ZXL.

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I agree with MP, I have two Abel Creek 2's. One goes on my 7'6" ZXL 3 wt. and the other goes on my TL Johnson 8'0" Vintage blank 4 wt. glass rod (below).

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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

Here are my favorites:

The Abel Super 8 in a custom finish:

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And the Ross Vexsis 2, 35th anniversary edition in tie dyed colors:

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This was a great idea for a thread.

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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

Bummed I dont have pictures, but my favorite reels would have to be my Hardy Flyweight, and then I would put down the Green Galvan Openback I have. awesome reels.

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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

Darn I had a nice one but (Perfect) sold it almost two years ago. It was very cool but like the St George it was right hand only. Eventually I grew tired of that and when the market turned to a sellers game I moved many of them out.

You need pictures of your reels so you can share them with the world.


Oh yes, hey Von Behr, You have the most colorful reels I have ever seen. I am guessing you to be a colorful person
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Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

I have a South Bend 1141 that looks like the Medalist. I noticed that on the Olympic 440 it has eight notches on the drag washer and mine has six. Does the extra two notches make a difference? I should really clean my reel like now but I thought I'd show you guys.

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