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    Default Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

    Good day, hope everyone is swell, anywho I just came across a 9/10 wt. vintage ross reel made for T&T I believe in the 80's seems to be designated "Trophy". I haven't been able to glean any info and am super curious.....Any one savvy? Also the reel cam w a T&T "gaspe" 9'6 9/10 wt fly rod looks preety old and in immaculate shape..My guess same vintage. Googled the heck out of these to no avail
    Ty, Cody

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    Default Re: Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

    Thomas and Thomas marketed several Ross and Sarcone reels through the years. I believe the "Trophy" was identical to the old very early "Ross Reel". Does it have a solid backplate with large teardrop shaped perforations on the spool? It was a pretty decent reel with a good drag, I know guys who used them striper fishing. Ross still services them for reference. Later they marketed their own version of the Gunnison, one of the standards in trout reels for years. Could you post a picture? The Sarcone T & T reels are worth big bucks, but the Ross reels go for about the same money as a use Ross from the same period.

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    Default Re: Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

    Here is a pic:
    Last edited by cw76; 08-04-2011 at 07:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

    Some more:



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    Default Re: Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

    Look familiar? Thanks Cody

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    Default Re: Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

    Hi Cody,

    I've never seen a reel like that except the one you are showing. The drag alone is really different, what are the dimensions of the reel?

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    Default Re: Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

    Good day, the reel measures 3.5" D and 1.75" W. It came with a fancy tooled leather "T&T" case as well. Cody

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    Default Re: Thomas & Thomas "trophy" reel made by ross

    i did some research and i think the reel is a ross S3 custom fly reel built for t&t in the early 1980's.
    having held this reel in my own hand, i must say, its a true piece of art. the ross reel co in the 80's were truely above all the rest.


    casey


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    I own this same reel and would like to learn a little about it. It is rare, as far as i know, and i cannot find anything about it online.



    http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...87782465_n.jpg

    You have the only image online of my reel. Hopefully you've been able to find out some gest info about this amazing vintage reel.

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    wow, i like vintage top quality unknown reels, but this tops them all! interested about this reel exact history. maybe some pics to the reel manufacturer or T&T could help?

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