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    Default older click n pawl c,d,e,f,g,h,heh,hdh.....

    i recieved an Ocean City 77 older click n pawl reel with a little indicator disc on the back for fathers day with the letters C,D,E,F,G,H,HEH,HDH,HCH and GBG punched on it. what exactly is it and what do the letters stand for?

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    Default Re: older click n pawl c,d,e,f,g,h,heh,hdh.....

    It sounds like the old line weight designations to me, someone with more experience than I should be able to distinguish what they are. There are members here with OC's. milt.
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    Default Re: older click n pawl c,d,e,f,g,h,heh,hdh.....

    If the disc rotates there will be an index mark, these were for marking the reel as a reminder of which line you had spooled on them. The sets of letter characters are line weight designations. Never had an OC. but have heard that they were a company who did this. We have some members who own them and they will tell you for sure.

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    Default Re: older click n pawl c,d,e,f,g,h,heh,hdh.....

    Hi araitim,

    Ard is correct that it was a reminder as to what line was on the reel. The B, C, D, E, F, G were level lines. The HEH, HDH, HCH and GBG were called double tapered lines. It effect they was no real tapers just a H level line spliced to a E level line and then another H level line on the other end. The belly E, D, C, and B were larger in diameter than the H end section lines.

    Later they came up with weight forward lines that were like GBF that was a G level front section then spliced to a B level belly and then the F level running line. I use to buy a HCH fly line and cut the front HC line off at around 30' based on how it cast and then splice on a F level running line. So I would end up with 2 HCF weight forward lines from one HCH line.

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    Default Re: older click n pawl c,d,e,f,g,h,heh,hdh.....

    so..... an "H" would be like a 6wt and a "G" would be like a 5wt?

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    Default Re: older click n pawl c,d,e,f,g,h,heh,hdh.....

    Here's a conversion chart
    Fly line conversion to old-style letter

    A "D" would be a F6L
    A "HDH" would be a F6DT
    and a "HDG" would be a F6WF
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    Default Re: older click n pawl c,d,e,f,g,h,heh,hdh.....

    perfect. Thank You Guys. that is exactly what i was looking for.

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