Opening Pandora's box on fly reels

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Olive bugger, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    At my age? The screaming reel, of course . . .
     
  2. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    What 8 wt rod do you have?
     
  3. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    After reading Ive's review, LOL, I think I should stay with my old Hardy
    Zenith and forget the whole episode. Been awhile since I heard .....never mind.

    My rod is an old Sage 896 RP two piece. The reel is a Hardy Zenith, click and pawl, Screams like a banshee and fits the rod to a T.

    Lots of memories in that combination.

    So maybe I should just shut up and sit down and get on with the fishing program.
     
  4. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    RP + Zenith = classic set-up
    I think you answered your own question. Let it scream.
    SF
     
  5. Seth Tyson

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  6. underachiever

    underachiever !

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    Yeah, if you have an old zenith then you've got nothing to fix.
     
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  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Only you can open up a can of worms and after it got some usage you just shut it down. What are you doing, getting cranky because you can't get out and fish. Some people.
     
  8. Olive bugger

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    Jim, I have always been cranky. It is how I get started in the morning.
     
  9. Steve Saville

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    Ross CLA 4; Bulletproof and smooth with a great drag if you need it.
     
  10. Olive bugger

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    You make a great point. Since I have all of he spools for floating, sink tip and two full sinkers and another reel for a shooting head with several heads and a running line, maybe I am over thinking it a bit.

    Perhaps Jim is correct, just go fish.
     
  11. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Pfleuger 1495 1/2.
     
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  12. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    +1 on the just go fish. It sounds like it would take several hundred dollars to get a new reel and all the spools to just get back to where you are now. Those dollars would be better spent on a week in Montana or Idaho and the memories of the trip will never wear out and have to be replaced. At 75 I remember the places I have been and things I have done much better than the stuff I have bought. We can keep our memories until our dying breath, our stuff will be bought in an estate sale for about 8 cents on the dollar.

    Ive
     
  13. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    +1 on the Pfleuger( If it is American made), caught many a steelhead and salmon on those ol' war horses.
     
  14. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You made me think about one of my reels that I have. I have an Adventure reel made by GLoomis. I bought it about 20 years ago, give or take a few years.. Memory problems. When I got it it was a Adventure reel it. Has since been had a name change to Venture Reel. Well I went on the internet to see what that reels was selling for now. It used to be simple going on the web to find something. Well it isn't anymore. Shit it sent me to several different sites and I still didn't find what I was looking for.

    But I did find that GLoomis is selling them again. The Adventure one that is. Going price on them is in the $350 bracket. I paid $100 bucks for it when I bought mine. And it was brand new out of the box. Quite a mark up for 20 years of selling reels. But I guess everything goes up after 20 years.
     
  15. Olive bugger

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    So true Ive. I still remember my trips to BC and that three day float on the Oregon Deschutes.

    Maybe OMJ will invite me over to stay with him and fish all his secret places in Montana. That way, I would not have to pay for hotel and dining. I am sure Jim would like that. :)

    AND, I have been thinking on getting a new vise for tying over the winter. Hmmmmmm.

    Another bucket list item is to fish the St. Joe in Idaho.