Found a Martin reel....

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by JP2, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. JP2 New Member

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    ...Wasting time yesterday I go to a local pawn palace and find a Martin MG 7/5.....Looks barely used,came with a spiffy bag for storage..Who knows about this reel? Is it a 7 wt? Says Made in USA on it and has a 'coolie hat' looking knob for the drag setting....Thanks!
  2. Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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  3. JP2 New Member

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    TC, thanks for the FFF link; I'd found some info on there but didn't go back far enough...Hmmmm, a 7wt and a gnarly one at that.....May use it on my J.C. Higgins tobacco glass or.....get a new 7wt rod for it(darn)......
  4. Robert Engleheart Robert

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    I've got a Martin click drag in 5/6; picked it up used 40 years ago and it still sings liked a raped cat when giving line. Sweet reels for the $.