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Next time your on the coast, stop at Beaver general store and post office. Go into the resturant section and look on the walls Introduce yourself to Bruce. A hippy fishing dude from Detroit wth some pretty cool antique fishing gear on display.
 

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Cool stuff, I brought a reel into Ollie Damons to be looked at and he told me it was a Record Ambasadour #6000. It was never used, still in it's leather case with all original spare parts and oil. Only thng missing was the papers and box. Valued at close to $1,000! Needless to say it doesn't make any trips to the river.
I've slowly gotton into the antique fishing thing, but mostly with old lures....thanks for the cool link.
 

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Hey....thanks for the link.....just yesterday I was trying to get an idea of the value of a reel my grandfather gave me about 25 years ago-a pfleuger supreme new-in-box. He said he bought it as a back-up but never had to use it because his first one never failed him.
 

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This is kinda the Neman Marcus Catalogue for reels isn't it? How many shopping days till Christmas? :grin:
 

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Gee, I better go dig out that old Zebco Cardinal 4 in the closet! :shocked:
 

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Cool site! I don't think my old reels are worth much, but it looks like one of my lures may be!
 

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I have to stop passing on those at the garage sales. I thought they were all junk.... lol

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no 4,000 dollar reel, but 4,000 dollars worth of reels probably. Do you think I have a problem buying too much gear? Naw, you can never have too much. I tell my wife, "but honey, what if, like 17 friends come to visit, they need some gear to fish with, right?"
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I'm going to leave this one, but remember you guys, no links to commercial sites.
It would be tough to talk about this without one, I understand, but there has been a trend lately, of posting urls, and I have to keep an eye out for sponsors.

Just makes it easier if I "just say no" instead of deciding on a case by case.

Jen
 

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Okay, now this is how sorry a case I am. I have a couple antique bait casters and rods that I got from my Grandfather. I don't have the slightest clue what they are. One still has the old cloth line on it, and it's in like new condtion. One of the rods is actually metal--I don't know what type. I'm just totally oblivious to the antique tackle thing. I could probably recite every modern fly rod model from the last fifteen years from memory, but I can't even tell you what kind of anitque gear I have.
Maybe I can post some photos of the stuff sometime and ask for some expert advice?
 

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A few years ago I was having fun being an Ebay junkie....selling all the old huntin' and fishin' gear I didn't need anymore. My dad gave me a couple of 5000D's (direct drive green ABU reels) with all the cases, boxes, and paperwork. He was thinking he might get $50.00 a piece for them. Well, the both went to Japan for over $300.00 each!!! He was really suprised, as these reels weren't in perfect shape by any means, but it sure was cool to find a jewel in the junk!
 
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