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Grandpa’s old Shakespeare reel #13524770 04/19/20 02:55 PM
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Though I haven’t used it since maybe 1960, I have my grandfather’s reel (and segmented metal rod). The reel is a #1962 Shakespeare Level Wind Kalamazoo, made in 1918. I remember catching a few bass on it when I was a kid. The reel still has black braid on it, and I have no idea how old the line is.

Sooo, my question is: should I just leave it in the original little flannel sack, or should I clean it up, put new line on it and try to fish with it. What would you do?

Re: Grandpa’s old Shakespeare reel [Re: 603Country] #13524791 04/19/20 03:06 PM
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Leave it alone and remember the great memories

Re: Grandpa’s old Shakespeare reel [Re: 603Country] #13524990 04/19/20 04:32 PM
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Put it in a nice shadow box, and display it in a nice place....

Re: Grandpa’s old Shakespeare reel [Re: 603Country] #13556659 05/13/20 10:57 PM
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Leave it as is!


Them that don't know him won't like him.
And them that do sometimes won't know how to take him.
Re: Grandpa’s old Shakespeare reel [Re: 603Country] #13556749 05/14/20 12:23 AM
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I’ll leave it alone. Even the braid he used is still in the reel. The braid is black.

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Re: Grandpa’s old Shakespeare reel [Re: 603Country] #13559371 05/15/20 10:48 PM
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I believe I have one of those reels, or something very similar.

I need to check.

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Re: Grandpa’s old Shakespeare reel [Re: Indianation65] #13574271 05/28/20 06:18 PM
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That's awesome!


Them that don't know him won't like him.
And them that do sometimes won't know how to take him.
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