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1 month ago #1141
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Here are 3 Goite reels I have hanging in the bar room. These were (believe it or not) made as casting reels. Also, doubled as a line dryer. Each one is different. 2 of them are 2 different sizes of open spooled reels and the 3rd has a shield on it and the mounting foot is quite different. There are other variations out there, but so far, these are the only 3 I have. I hope to add some more neat things soon.

One of these days or years, I want to fish with one.
Tommy

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1 month ago #1142
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WOW Tommy, those are great.

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1 month ago #1143
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Fascinating reels, Tommy!

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1 month ago #1144
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Very nice and very hard to find.
Thanks for sharing

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1 month ago #1145
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those are very wonderful Tommy ! i have gotten to the point that i'm almost afraid to look at what is being posted on this thread. it seems i have a habit of having to acquire the things i see posted here.. LOL

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1 month ago #1146
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Thanks guys! I always had a weakness for these reels.

gene wrote:

great pix. Ruscat thank you and every one for all the great photos on here this is headed for 10 pages.--- here an old reel i dont have a clue on,decal is gone and i am thinking it was made for herters. made in japan on foot, the 2 push button plungers run the anti reverse.

Gene, on page 9 #264 in this thread, you pictured a reel you wasn't sure of (above). You thought it may be Herter's. I was browsing the 1968 catalog and found this......(below)

Got this out of order, below should be at the top.....sorry

Skip, notice it says impossible to backlash.........(interesting....lol!)

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1 month ago #1147
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Mystery Zebco

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1 month ago #1148
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Dennis, I'll see you one and raise you one....lol

I don't know anything about these USA made reels. I would guess they came on a rod/reel combo. Did you just get that one? I know a couple of guys trying to land one on ebay and someone beat them out. If it was you, congratulations!

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1 month ago #1149
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I did notice that part about "impossible to backlash", Tommy. Weedeater, anyone? 😄

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1 month ago #1150
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Here is my vintage tackle I fish with once in a while. As I mentioned before that I like to fish with the older stuff sometimes. I haven't used it for a couple of years, but hope to some again this summer.
Below is the half bail Bache Brown Spinster on a 6 1/2 ft. Wright McGill rod. It still has the old Heddon crazy crawler on it, from when I used it last......

Here is my old black Zebco 33 on a 4 ft. flimsy steel rod. Setting the hook with this thing is a challenge......lol. It is a blast to use and it will sail the lure waaay out there if you want. It still has the old glass eye river runt on it.......

Below is my tackle box with some of the oldies in it.........

I've not been too productive with this stuff as of yet, but ohh what fun to use!!!

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1 month ago #1151
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Time machine of equipment. Great fun.

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1 month ago #1152
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Where did you get the reel Dennis ? I got one on eBay back in Apr. 2016. It is listed in Johnny Garland's book as Chapter 82, Unknown, on pgs. 243 & 244. Jim

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1 month ago #1153
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I picked this one up on Ebay also, just received it today.

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1 month ago #1154
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What's a Johnson man doing buying Zebcos ? BTW Dennis, that reel is just a 202 with a different housing. LOL Jim

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1 month ago #1155
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It caught my eye & I couldn't resist. So I guess I can claim this reel is a 202 then.

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1 month ago #1156
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I'll send you an ink marker.......

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1 month ago #1157
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Thanks, I'll start practicing my penmanship😋

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1 month ago #1158
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I see some Shimano interest in earlier posts on this topic, so here's a MLX300 to look at. Dates from the early '80s. Metal body, spool, rotor and drive gears. Has "Fast Cast" (a small lever near the line roller that allows one-handed casting by pulling up on the lever, thus opening the bail.) Also has a "self-centering" bail; with the anti-reverse on, reeling backwards will bring the rotor to a stop with the Fast Cast trigger right under the the forefinger of the casting hand. Line capacities stated on spool are for 8-12 lb. test line, indicating the "medium" capacity of the reel.

Other reels in the series were a 500 (medium heavy) and a 100 and 200 (light). I believe there was a companion series of reels, possibly the MLZs, that were similar, but silver in color.

I've never used this reel since getting it in a box of used reels. Have overhauled it, but it shows a bad habit about 10% of the time of the bail not closing the last 1/4". Will spool it up one day with some 12 lb. test and use it for carp, catfish and buffalo angling.

Reel weight is just over 13 oz. w/o line; length is 5" and height just over 4".

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1 month ago #1159
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Shimano started making great reels in the 80’s.

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1 month ago #1160
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the last reel i bought new was a Shimano 120 tx in the late 80's, at that time that sold for about 25. bucks.

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1 month ago #1161
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Yeah, I saw a 1983 ad that listed the 300 for just over $25.

TRD

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1 month ago #1162
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I showed this before. Top of the line Shimano from 1986. I think they were about $75 at that time.

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1 month ago #1163
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Woof! the last new reel I bought was a Bass Pro XP 10 sin caster. Probably won't buy another new reel.p

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1 month ago #1164
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no new reels for me in quite awhile now, not any old ones either lately. the last new reel i bought was a diawa silver cast. probably been 3 years ago and it's still in the packaging never opened out in the garage..

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1 month ago #1165
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anyone seen one of these? this came in a big box of parts and reels,think i saw skips name on it so i'm donating it to his spincast collection and sending it down.

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1 month ago #1166
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gene , there are 2 of them for sale on ebay that i have been eyeballing. one of em is real nice but they want quite a bit for it.

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1 month ago #1167
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Oh,my! Thank you, Gene! I'm sure the reel will feel right at home down here!

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1 month ago #1168
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here " hopefully is a link to an auction for one of them hi ozarks... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Horrocks-Ibbotson-Ozark-Spincast-Reel-Made-in-Japan/142655771649?hash=item2136f25401:g:r3UAAOSwXXxZQyD3

well, i can't get it to post a clickable link. but you can copy and paste the address. i tried it and it worked

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1 month ago #1169
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This is the Garcia Mitchell 308 I had bought earlier this month for $10 on the left all cleaned up. It didn’t have a spool when I bought it. It is a second generation 308 serial no. 083806.

On the right is the first generation 308 that I bought last year, serial no. 059154. I just acquired the spools. Blue arbor is to reduce the line capacity of the larger spools.

Second generation

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1 month ago #1170
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That's a good-looking brace of Mitchells!

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