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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: prosise] #14317085 03/16/22 01:25 PM
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The 1310mg Crankin Reel (3.8:1) was probably one of my favorite reels of all time from the Day. Slow rolling a big colorado blade they would eat it. Thanks for posting.

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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: beartrap] #14317238 03/16/22 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by beartrap
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cardinal 3 and cardinal 4 spinning reels from late 70's early 80's...



Those Cardinal reels were great! Skyline pistol was my first graphite rod for sure.

Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14317464 03/16/22 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by cajuncountryman
The 1310mg Crankin Reel (3.8:1) was probably one of my favorite reels of all time from the Day. Slow rolling a big colorado blade they would eat it. Thanks for posting.

After that reel, I switched to the green Curados and Shimano has remained my favorite reel since.


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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14317617 03/16/22 09:45 PM
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Here's a Pluegar that my dad bought in a pawn shop in 1951 soon after he finished college. I believe it was made in the 30s. It's on a rod that I think dates to the 50s, and the Creek Chub Wounded Minnow dates to the 60s. The bass didn't know he was being caught on obsolete tackle. I still fish with this rig a few times each year. I learned to cast a baitcaster using it:

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He upgraded to an ABU 5000 in 1958, then bought a 2nd one a few years later. He then let me have the old one and I have used it all my life. I replaced bushings with bearings and the old reel works better than ever. I have it on a Garcia rod that might be from the 70s:


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I fish with it often and used it to catch this bass on a Hawaiian Wiggler made in the 50s. The old tackle still works:


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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14317626 03/16/22 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by J.P. Greeson
Originally Posted by cajuncountryman
The 1310mg Crankin Reel (3.8:1) was probably one of my favorite reels of all time from the Day. Slow rolling a big colorado blade they would eat it. Thanks for posting.

After that reel, I switched to the green Curados and Shimano has remained my favorite reel since.

The one I have it's what I use it for, It's like having power steering on a car after you've driven one for while without it when compared to other reels. I throw Mann's 20 pluses, DD22's, any monster deep diving crankbait with it. With anything around 5.4:1; which is the lowest ratio I've been able to find in the newer reels, about 30 minutes and I'm done. I can throw monster crankbaits with this Crankin' reel all day if I need to and never get tired. I can't believe someone doesn't make a reel in this ratio as many folks out there that like throwing big cranks.


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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14317726 03/16/22 11:44 PM
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I have a combo in my rod locker just like the second picture in JP's post. I use it for c-rigging. Have caught many fish on it and still do today when fishing deep.


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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14317811 03/17/22 01:14 AM
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I have an old lews speed spool made by Shimano from I believe the late 70's on a browning silaflex cranking rod from the 80's that will still cast a mile. Still used it up till a few years ago. I have since put it away for a keepsake.


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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14318406 03/17/22 05:22 PM
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Cool stuff coosa. Even cooler that you are still catching 'em on those rigs.


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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14318631 03/17/22 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by J.P. Greeson
Cool stuff coosa. Even cooler that you are still catching 'em on those rigs.


Thanks, I enjoy using the old tackle occasionally.

Ogles, a Johnson Century was the first reel that I ever owned and I learned to fish with it before starting to use a baitcaster. I think they came out with it in the 50s, and a lot of adults used them for fishing the plastic worms of that era. They were light, and much easier to cast on a spincast. Most considered the Johnson a step above a Zebco. I actually fished more with a Johnson Citation. It was larger and had a much faster retrieve. I also used a Sabra some for catfish. I still have working reels of all 3 models

Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14318790 03/17/22 11:47 PM
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I still have my original Ambassadeur 5000C and Fenwick HMG 556 I started off with. So many nights together on Monticello back in the 80's after Bob Garcia caught the state record there. I'll never part with it!

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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: beartrap] #14320097 03/19/22 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by beartrap
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ambassador 5500 from the 70's...rod on far right is a skyline graphite....first maker of graphite rods that I know of....

I have a 5 1/2 medium skyline rod with a 4500 abu on the rod rack.
It’s my favorite topwater walk the dog or popper combo.
I see you had some old school bps cork handle rods I remember back in the eighties bps would put on a sale buy two get one free. Bought 9 pistol grip bionic blades with cork handles .
Wonder why they don’t have sales like that anymore.?
Got numerous cranking sticks for 29.00 dollars still use them everytime I go fishing.

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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14320122 03/19/22 03:19 PM
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Wish I still had my original Lews BB1 that had Shimano on the side.


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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: J.P. Greeson] #14320554 03/20/22 04:18 AM
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How bought this girl? I also have a green curado in the box and a red one.
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Re: cool older rods and reels [Re: Ban-D] #14320644 03/20/22 12:42 PM
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How bought this girl? I also have a green curado in the box and a red one.
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I've still got that Bantam in a box somewhere. Only Shimano I ever had fail consistently. Couldn't keep the anti-reverse from letting go. Still got a couple of greenies. Don't fish them anymore but they're still capable. [Linked Image]

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The King of bass reels back in the early 70s when Toledo and Rayburn were coming on

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It was a real luxury when you got 2 rigs, one for worm and one for everything else!

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Pistol grip 5 1/2 foot rods were the thing then!




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