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Old 03-21-2013, 04:21 PM
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Default Re: Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

I have worked here at Ross Reels for 15+ years in the service department. These Ross S series reels were made to order for a T&T promotion. Ross also did a Gunnison 2 sized reel with the T&T Logo at the same time. These reels were made here in Montrose, Colorado in 85 or 86. No idea how many, Ross did not keep these records. Thomas &Thomas would be the best source for these answers. We still do service work on these reels but they are not covered under our warranty, so there is a charge for this.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:54 PM
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wow, really nice reel! like those older gems as well! i got the orvis sss set complete, a series one pate and an older islander, my preciousss!
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Welcome to the forum kimcarls. I hope you get to fish with once in a while and all you hands on as it were, was not just fixing what we bust.

Hope to see you post some more. Again, welcome to the forum.
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Hi all,

I thought I'd post a couple of scans from old T&T catalogs. The first is from the 1987 catalog, which was the first year T&T offered this reel. The second is from the 1989 catalog and is included because it is slightly different.

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You may also recognize the Regal reel. It was marketed as unique for its multiple drag inputs. I never saw one in a shop or strapped to a rod.

Back to the reel of topic,...I was interested in the Ross S version about that time period and asked the staff at a large and well known shop about it. None had heard of it, despite it being a cataloged item. Oh well, never saw one of those either!

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Thanks folk's, that is great info I broke out my reel the other day and mounted it up with the T&T gaspe' rod that I got from the same seller. Pretty sweet, vintage setup.
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Thanks folk's, that is great info I broke out my reel the other day and mounted it up with the T&T gaspe' rod that I got from the same seller. Pretty sweet, vintage setup.
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i would love to see that rig!

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