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Old 07-12-2008, 10:31 PM
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I am in the process of building a bamboo rod so the old man was looking for a classic reel for me on e-bay. Look what we scored.



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Now two problems....one, I already bought GREEN SILK for the wraps on my bamboo and two, it is right hand retrieve.



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Old 07-13-2008, 12:14 AM
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Way to go, Joni! That is a beautiful reel!

Save the green silk for your next one?
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:16 AM
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Hi Joni,

Wow, what a beauty. Is that wood on the handle? Go with red thread.

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Old 07-13-2008, 03:26 PM
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nice reel. how much was it on ebay?
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:40 PM
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Joni, I found the same model lying around collecting dust, along with an old fiberglass silaflex. The reel is currently disassembled for cleaning. Is it something I should consider valuable?
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:03 PM
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For me $45. LOL They are just so classy looking. Is yours red also?
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Mine is more of a purplish shade with a little different design on the crank side of the reel housing. The crank itself is the same. Yours looks a little more attractive, but it is the same model number as yours, though.

I need to get that thing put back together.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:20 AM
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Nice one you landed there. A classic on a bamboo rod. What weight of line will you be putting on it?

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Old 07-16-2008, 02:36 PM
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A 5 or that is what I am building. Probably go with my favorite, RIDGELINE.
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