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Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? #13582116 06/04/20 06:08 AM
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Anyone know of any vintage "low profile" model reel that was available during this time? I apparently had one back in 1990 going through photos, just wondering what It could be because the photos are so old I cant tell. lol.
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Re: Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? [Re: BOCK] #13582270 06/04/20 12:15 PM
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I know that Shimano was producing their Bantam reels as early as '81 because I had one that I purchased at Western Auto in Granbury. I also remember Lews Speed Spools from the same era.

Re: Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? [Re: BOCK] #13582440 06/04/20 02:01 PM
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I still use a couple of shimano bantams from the 80’s. Still work perfectly.

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Re: Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? [Re: BOCK] #13582596 06/04/20 03:25 PM
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I had some really old Abu Garcia bait casters in the early 90s. I remember my dad bought them to try them out. He hated them and gave them to me. To this day he still doesn't like bait casters.

Re: Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? [Re: BOCK] #13582603 06/04/20 03:28 PM
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These are like the ones I had. I may still have them out in the garage somewhere. I know last time I seen them I took it apart to clean it thinking I would toss it on a truck rod if I wanted to stop at random pond. Maybe I should still do that, but that would mean buying a cheap rod that wont break in the back the truck.

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Re: Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? [Re: BOCK] #13582894 06/04/20 06:12 PM
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Abu daiwa and others made them I tried a few quantum’s sold them. Continued to use abu round reels.


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Re: Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? [Re: FishTheBite] #13583119 06/04/20 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by FishTheBite
I know that Shimano was producing their Bantam reels as early as '81 because I had one that I purchased at Western Auto in Granbury. I also remember Lews Speed Spools from the same era.


Lew's reels were made by Shimano back about that time. I had 2 of them (Lews)

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If you could post the photo, or at least post the part zoomed in or cropped where the reel is, maybe either I or someone else here could be able to identify what you had.

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ABU Garcia Ultra Mag in the early 80’s.......at Oshmans. How’s that for a blast from the past? Those were great reels. Really cast great and were real workhorses. [Linked Image]
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Originally Posted by 361V
ABU Garcia Ultra Mag in the early 80’s.......at Oshmans. How’s that for a blast from the past? Those were great reels. Really cast great and were real workhorses.


Free floating line guide and a lifetime warranty, those were the best!!!

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Daiwa had a smooth reel too.

Re: Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? [Re: J. R.] #13584949 06/06/20 09:33 AM
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Looked like a Kmart special abu reel, just dont know the model. Funny because looking back I didn't realize Low profile baitcasters were made back then, Figured they were all round reels. Thanks for the replies!

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Diawa introduced the PMF 1000 in 1984. It was tiny compared to the ABU’s everyone was using. Fell in love with the “Magnetic Cast Control” which was the first and still is the best. I have several and still use them on a regular basis.


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Originally Posted by bobrfishes
Diawa introduced the PMF 1000 in 1984. It was tiny compared to the ABU’s everyone was using. Fell in love with the “Magnetic Cast Control” which was the first and still is the best. I have several and still use them on a regular basis.


I have a Daiwa PM? XX something from the late '80's (IIRC) and it was a great reel!

My dad bought both of us matching rod/reels and we used them for years! cheers

It is the one I caught the 5'+ Alligator on it was the hardest workout I ever put it through but it did a great job. fish

I will have to go out and look for it and see what model it was because the # I thought I remembered it being shows nothing on Google.


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Re: Vintage low profile baitcaster reels from cir. 1990? [Re: 361V] #13601733 06/20/20 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by 361V
ABU Garcia Ultra Mag in the early 80’s.......at Oshmans. How’s that for a blast from the past? Those were great reels. Really cast great and were real workhorses. [Linked Image]
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Originally Posted by 361V
ABU Garcia Ultra Mag in the early 80’s.......at Oshmans. How’s that for a blast from the past? Those were great reels. Really cast great and were real workhorses. [Linked Image]
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These were pretty good reels wish I still had them.


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