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    Default Old Reel identification

    Anyone have any idea the model/make of this fly reel? The Orvis mid arbor reel in the pic is just for a size comparison. This was my grandfathers reel who has since passed and I can't find anything online through searches. The reel has "Japan" and a "T" stamped on the underside of the reel foot. Thanks for any help.



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    Default Re: Old Reel identification

    Rip Tide will be your man for the real answer but............... it looks like a copy of a Medalist 1495. Rip will know,

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    Default Re: Old Reel identification

    I'm going to say it's a Horrocks & Ibbitson
    They sold that exact model as their own but as it was imported and it has no other identifying marks, it really could have been sold by anyone

    Edit..... I'm thinking Herter's sold them too, that might even be a better guess

    As Ard said, It's really just a Medalist knock-off
    Last edited by Rip Tide; 05-16-2010 at 06:28 PM.
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    Default Re: Old Reel identification

    Thank you both.

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