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Old 10-03-2013, 05:45 PM
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Would anyone happen to know the age, make and model of this reel?

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The dimensions are 2 5/8" diameter and 1 1/8" width.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:24 PM
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I would take a guess that it was made by Pflueger and the age...................... ?? They could be purchased when I was a kid,1960............. Rip Tide is the info expert on these things and he'll be seeing this I'm sure. Are there any markings at all on the reel? Numbers are pretty common, it does look familiar but I'm not sure.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:11 PM
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Looks to me like it could actually be one of the older reels that Montgomery Ward used to sell. They called them "Skeleton Reels".

Very lightly constructed; essentially a line holder.

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looks like an old meisselbach skeleton fly reel.

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Default Re: Help identifying an old reel

For what is is worth, I have one that is very similar and have little idea about it. Looked into them a little bit. Haven't found a lot on the web about them, but I do know there are some books available. I thing I have learned is that there are a few originals and a bunch of knock-offs, just like the Medalist had a bunch of knock offs.

They are amazing little machines though.

Very curious as to what comes up here.
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I have one that looks just like it except the knob s black.
It seems to be Brass and says 'Made in U.S.A.' on the back.
It also has an underlined '40' under the foot.
It came with a strange line on it.

Never found out what it is.
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I have one that looks just like it except the knob s black.
It seems to be Brass and says 'Made in U.S.A.' on the back.
It also has an underlined '40' under the foot.
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That sounds like it's a Winchester if it has the same shaped cut-outs as the one pictured above.
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A reel sold by Horrocks-Ibbotson in the 40-yard size, marked under the foot with an underlined number 40. The underlining indicates this reel was made by Winchester. The box is one of the better examples of great graphics that can be found on fishing reel boxes.

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As for Jeffo's...I wouldn't be surprised if that was Winchester made also.
I do have a problem with the shape of the grip though

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Just for reference...

A Meisselbach Featherlight

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..and a Pflueger Progress "Bull Dog"

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Thanks Rip Tide, I have a name to put on it now.
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