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    Default Sears/Roebuck 6-31522

    On a big kick getting my great grandfather's fly gear in working order. When I got this, it was pretty much fully frozen up. I was able to get the spool off after a soak in WD40. Took another soak to actually get it disassembled. Cleaned it up, regreased everything, and it's now fully functional. Has a bit of a rough spot in one part of the drag, I'll see if it works out or I'll have to get in there with some fine grit paper or wool and see if I can take the last bit of corrosion off the bearing surfaces.
    It's a 6wt, right hand reel, made in Japan, sometime early to mid 60's from what I have gathered. If anyone has any more in depth information that'd be great.
    Thinking I'm going to spool this thing up for the next outing on the old rod. The Langley that's on there now, the drag completely went free spool on me, so that will be my next project.


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    Default Re: Sears/Roebuck 6-31522

    Looks like a Medalist knock off at first glance. Not sure though.

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    Default Re: Sears/Roebuck 6-31522

    It looks like a Medalist.

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    Default Re: Sears/Roebuck 6-31522

    That's an Olympic.
    They were (are?) a big Japanese tackle company that made lots of the vintage OEM reels.



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    Default Re: Sears/Roebuck 6-31522

    Big old beast copy of the 1498 I believe.

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    Default Re: Sears/Roebuck 6-31522

    Very nice, nevada. Whether you fish it or not, it's a great connection to your grandfather.

    steve
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