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Old 08-27-2013, 05:48 PM
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Not really my thing but I could see how Deadheads would love this one.

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:11 PM
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That's funny the site you list them on has the 4n at $800, I got mine from TCO flyshop of PA and got it for $770.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:55 AM
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Yeah, this area tends to mark things up a bit...
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Default Re: Abel Grateful Dead reels

Naw...not for me. I like understated gray or black and not too noisy.

Now if it was an Elvis fly reel I'd buy it for the ole lady in a heart beat. She doesn't fish but treasures anything to do with "the King". On second thought what am I thinkin'....I wouldn't buy an Elvis reel either.

Maybe a pink "snoopy reel" for my grand daughter. Maybe.
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Default Re: Abel Grateful Dead reels

Out on the road today
I saw a deadhead sticker on a cadillac
A little voice inside my head said:
"Don't look back, you can never look back" -- Dire Straits "Boys of Summer"

Deadheads shelling out 800 buck for a fly reel! What has the world come to? Uncle Jerry is laughing is ass off somewhere....


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Other times I can barely see.
Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been.
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Deadheads shelling out 800 buck for a fly reel! What has the world come to? Uncle Jerry is laughing is ass off somewhere....
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I doubt it. He was worth about $40million when he died. And if you know anything about his guitars (Gibson SG...) cost THOUSANDS...

....wake up and smell the skunk....


....YEAH and those concerts weren't free either.
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Deadheads and trout bums are basically kindred spirits. Both put every dime of their money into their passion first and left the real world problems to others. Sure we look broke but if you add up the gear or tickets. You'd see we're pretty well off. Just that we have priorities.
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Wasn't that Don Henley?
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Default Re: Abel Grateful Dead reels

I've never seen a reel I want more. Too bad I am too cheap to buy a standard Abel, much less the super whiz bang special limited edition deluxe one....
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