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    Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    I'll do one in the morning and post it, they have a different tension configuration than the old Hardy models did.

    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: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    my lamsons. great reels

    i love this thread!


    casey

    ---------- Post added at 11:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:22 PM ----------

    sorry guys,horrible lighting. i'll try and get a better shot when ever the sun comes out. or whenever i get my floods set up


    ARFE

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    Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    My newest Bauer, the CFX4........


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    Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    lamsons, in day light



    casey


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    Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    I thought I'd offer up this one for the thread. It's a 1993 McNeese A/R 3.2 Bonefish model.









    Here's one for Wishin', nine more Bauers & a few spools for the thread.
    There's a rogue Orvis & Ross in the mix too.

    Last edited by Ard; 12-11-2011 at 09:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    You guys are experiencing Reel Love aren't ya,

    Casey, have you been hanging around the Lamson dealer too much?

    Trekker,

    That's the only McNeese on here, very nice. What's the back plate look like, and is that anti reverse?

    Wannafish,

    Here is the clicker set up on that Viscount, first picture is with tension full off.

    [IMG][/IMG]

    Here it is full on, you can see how the cam has pulled the springs tight.

    [IMG][/IMG]

    The tension knob on the back plate operates a cam that draws the spring tighter as you dial it up. The spring simply applies more resistance to the pawl being able to flip. This is a fine set up for trout fishing with a good range of drag tension and if you hook into a heavyweight you then use the hand.

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    Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    You guys are experiencing Reel Love aren't ya,

    Trekker,

    That's the only McNeese on here, very nice. What's the back plate look like, and is that anti reverse?

    Yes it's an anti-reverse ( A/R ) alright.
    I went ahead and added two more photos to include it's back plate and guts.

    T 7075 aluminum and a full length Vespel bearing made it unique for 93.

    Thank you, TT

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    Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    Thanks, I'll go have a look................

    What the heck, you might as well add the dimensions, weight and all if you know it. I vacillated around a Billy Pate Salmon for my #7 rods for years and really admire this type of reel.

    Ard

    Ok I saw them, cool. it has a drag similar to an Orvis Odyssey IV I have. That will stop a truck I'll bet.

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    Default Re: Reel Love, the fly reel thread

    Hi Ard,

    McNeese A/R 3.2 Bonefish.
    3.2" Dia.
    My original documentation on the reel, says she'll take a WF 10 + 250 yds. of 30 lb. backing and that the first run of the series was field tested in 1991.
    I ordered it ( with engraving ) from Dave McNeese while we were both exhibiting at the International Sportsmen's Expo in San Mateo CA in March of '93.
    Original purchase price in 1993: $565.00
    Puts todays reel prices into perspective.

    There is no stated weight in the paperwork, but as you know most of the saltwater reels of that time weren't being built with slim waste lines.
    One of the reasons I'm not overly impressed with lighter and lighter fly rods is, I have no intention of putting my reels on a diet and like the old saying goes, " it's cheaper to keep her ". That's in keeping with the Reel Love theme of this thread.

    At that show, I was tossing around the idea of the early Ross S.W. series and Abel reels. I ended up going with the McNeese then, but over the years Abels filled most of my 7-Up spots.

    TT

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    How do we go about seeing the McNeese pictures?

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