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    Default For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    I bought a reel a long tome ago because I was going to build a 3 weight fiberglass in 6'6" or so. Truth is that I don't need any more 3 weight rods here in Alaska and I never bought blanks.

    If you are eyeballing an Epic or Kabuto rod and are wondering what might make a good vintage American reel with left or right hand retrieve this may interest you.

    I have a 'New' 1979 Martin MG-3 complete with extra spool and leather carry pouch. The Manual - the warranty card, and original box in good order also.

    I paid a high price for this little reel and believe it is worth it if I were going to put it on a fine handcrafted lightweight rod.











    These reels have a good little check system in them suitable for small stream fish.
    I have another of these but my original is not like this one. This one is new, never been lined or mounted to a rod as far as I know. I have to get what I paid plus postage for it and will send it to a buyer for 135 dollars, I'll include the postage in that cost. I paid 122 plus postage when I bought it.

    It is a fine example of this reel and rare to see in a complete set almost 35 years after production. It is spotless and a classic, not for everyone but I thought to offer. It is not a bargain unless you are looking for a classic reel in new condition.

    Ard
    Last edited by Ard; 11-21-2013 at 08:52 PM.

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    Default Re: For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    Any chance you know the weight on this, also how would it handle a 2wt line in your opinion?

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    Default Re: For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    Hi Craig,

    2 3/4 Oz. 3" outside diameter - 13/16 inside spool depth.

    It has a small arbor and they need significant backing to fill the spools. You could use a #2 DT up to a #4 DT with it.

    If you think you may want this please let me know because it is listed elsewhere and I need to stop that.
    Sorry to say that now but I put it on the sale place for 150, had and offer, told the guy 135 or no deal..............

    Then I thought that maybe I should see if a member here would want it. Bad move not coming here first but I have no good excuse other than I thought you guys might think I was crazy asking what I am.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    Default Re: For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Hi Craig,

    2 3/4 Oz. 3" outside diameter - 13/16 inside spool depth.

    It has a small arbor and they need significant backing to fill the spools. You could use a #2 DT up to a #4 DT with it.
    Thanks... wish it was Friday and see if I got my bonus or not. That or put up a 2wt rod and my Brookie reel for this classic.

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    Default Re: For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    I removed it from eBay.

    it was there for 150 fixed price with a make offer button. 12 watchers but the best offer was 115. By the time you pony up 11.5% between eBay and P pal you can't take less than you paid or you'll be sorry later.

    I will leave it here or keep it. If you want it I'll have it.

    Ard

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    Default Re: For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    Ard

    Your reel is sold if you still have it. PayPal tonight or a money order in the morning. I have no preference. You'll be mailing it to Craig.

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    Default Re: For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    OK, PM address info and it'll go out tomorrow.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

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    Default Re: For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    OK, PM address info and it'll go out tomorrow.
    Payment sent, ignore the PayPal addy. Craig will PM his Dubuque, IA address.

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    Default Re: For those new fibergalss rods, a Light Weight Reel;

    Quote Originally Posted by ia_trouter View Post
    Payment sent, ignore the PayPal addy. Craig will PM his Dubuque, IA address.
    Done.

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