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Old 08-03-2013, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Current production Click & Pawl reels ?

A slight counter point. Many fine reels are mentioned above and, I admit, some of the new ones like the Abels are superior in machining, anodizing and tolerances to earlier models. However, the great era of "spring and pawl" reels that feature an audible click as the pawl engages a toothed gear under spring loaded pressure creating an "over-run check", is in the past. Reels built by Hardy Bros. in England like the Lightweight "Prince", Marquis #5 and the built-for-Orvis, CFO IV plus several others, are ideal to balance with a 5-weight rod and readily available on the previously owned market. These reels built from the 1960's - 1980's have character and patina, "authenticity" subtly lacking in most new spring and pawls.

For a deeper counter point, see my post of a few minuets earlier under the "Sealed or non-sealed" thread in this Forum.

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Default Re: Current production Click & Pawl reels ?

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While the Abel are very nice my wife would kill me if i spent that much on a fly reel

But i have to say im very taken with the

# Orvis Battenkill S & P

# Red truck Diesel

# Hardy Light weight

# Cortland Retro
So how did it go Stephen? I've been simplifying (aka economising) my reels lately and ended up with the Hardy Featherweight for 3-4wt lines and an old Hardy Marquis no5 for 4wt lines. The Marquis comes in at less than 4 ounces, sounds glorious - and why have a Hardy clone (Red Truck Diesel) when you can have the real thing for less than half the price?
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Default Re: Current production Click & Pawl reels ?

i have recently fallen in love with the new Orvis battenkill c/p. its so simple and honestly i didnt know what to expect for the price but it is more than i could ever imagine! great tolerances, awesome machining, and a great color.
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i have recently fallen in love with the new Orvis battenkill c/p. its so simple and honestly i didnt know what to expect for the price but it is more than i could ever imagine! great tolerances, awesome machining, and a great color.
PICS please Inside and out would be good...when you get the time; there's nothing like real photos as opposed to commercial stock photos eh?
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i'll take some pics when i get a spare few minutes. for now here it is in action battenkill II on a 6'6" 3wt.

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So how did it go Stephen? I've been simplifying (aka economising) my reels lately and ended up with the Hardy Featherweight for 3-4wt lines and an old Hardy Marquis no5 for 4wt lines. The Marquis comes in at less than 4 ounces, sounds glorious - and why have a Hardy clone (Red Truck Diesel) when you can have the real thing for less than half the price?
Hi Guys

Well Santa was very kind to me this Christmas............................

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And here's my first fish of 2014

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Simply love this reel to bit's ! Simple, looks amazing ! And make's my 9' 5wt feel even lighter in the hand..................

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Brookie is not exactly click and pawClick the image to open in full size.l but these are two of my favorites
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Default Re: Current production Click & Pawl reels ?

Good choice Stephen - I thought you bought the Featherweight months ago. On the basis of these threads I just returned my Orvis CFO's and swapped for Hardy lightweights... simple and timeless, just like me.
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