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Old 11-09-2012, 05:48 PM
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Hey yall,

It has been a while since I have been on, good to be back. However, it is business this time. One of the members of the Auburn Fly Fishing Club "inherited" some stuff and was asking me to help him sort it out. I got most of it figured out, but there are several of what I believe are automatic reels. Seeing as though I know nothing in this subject I was hoping somebody could weigh in as to the company, quality, use. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:37 AM
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You have it right all automatics ! Three Perrines and one Pflueger. Were popular with Northeast trout guys in the 40s,50s, and 60s. Seen many Perrines not so many Pfleugers. Know someone who still uses the green Perrine with a Wonderrod he inherited from his Dad.
Don't think they are very valuable but cool just the same!
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theboz is correct in his reel calls. One other automatic was made by Shakespeare. Inherent problem with the reels was just what made them work. As you pulled line off the reel it wound up a big spring. More line the tighter the spring and you didn't fiddle and release some of that tension (and hit the lever) you could rip the lips right off the fish when the spring uncoiled.

Other problem was a good size fish running; spring is winding up as the line was going out .... until the reel just froze up on you. You could release some of the coil, but then you had to manually rewind the spring to reel in.

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Excellent, thank you for the help everyone. We got most of it figured out the other day, he decided that as long as it holds the line it will work for him. Smart man.
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Pfleuger still manufactures an auto fly reel as well just for your information.
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Pfleuger still manufactures an auto fly reel as well just for your information.
Which is bazaar in my opinion.
They dropped the Medalist, the most successful fly reel in history, and kept the automatic, which has to be a fringe product at best.
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Cool reels! I have one similar to the green reel, except it's red. Not sure who made it, as the only markings on it are on the bottom of the reel foot, it's stamped "JAPAN". I've played with using it once, with an old fiberglass rod & on some Bluegills & Pumpkinseeds. Works good, but not fun having to stop & wind it up. Could be something to use with kids, as long as you're not intending to do much fishing yourself too!

I "inherited" mine too in a tackle box of various vintage lures I purchased on Ebay!

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Which is bazaar in my opinion.
They dropped the Medalist, the most successful fly reel in history, and kept the automatic, which has to be a fringe product at best.
Understatement of the day.
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Which is bazaar in my opinion.
They dropped the Medalist, the most successful fly reel in history, and kept the automatic, which has to be a fringe product at best.
No truer statement made!! Right up there with Fenwick selling out! Or those dang motor buggys will never replace the horse!!
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