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H-I Star spinning rod
Post 07 Jul 2007, 04:25 • #1 
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I know this is a fly rod board, but I've fished this rod a couple of times, and it's a beauty

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Post 07 Jul 2007, 06:59 • #2 
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It reminds me of my first reel fishing outfit. got it for christmas one year when i was a kid. not that exact rod and reel but very similar.


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Post 07 Jul 2007, 07:39 • #3 
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Is that an egg beater? :rollin Alec


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Post 07 Jul 2007, 08:37 • #4 
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compared to what?
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Alec, I've never fished that reel, it's a very nice Luxor no. 1, though.
I have fished the H-I rod with my Hardy Altex, IMO, the finest fishing reel ever made.
(also have a great Arjon cane rod that is really sweet with the Altex)

My daughter took over my half-bail Luxor and loves the reel on a 4' glass rod.
I found out later her reel is prewar, c.1937, but, it's still Her reel.

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if it makes you feel any better, I also bass-fish with these:
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there are no words to tell you how much fun it is to cast this SB 1131A, and the ABL mechanism is amazing - it stops it dead.


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Post 07 Jul 2007, 09:12 • #5 
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Now you're showing me sumpin'! :smokin


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Post 07 Jul 2007, 09:33 • #6 
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I also fish this freespool reel on a 5' Monty cane rod

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I kid you not, this reel will throw 1/8 oz. without backlashing.
it's a tiny little reel, and that's 4-lb. silk tournament line.
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I have a bunch of line winders/driers, btw.

Gee, now I need to photograph my Heddon Pal Standard glass rod and favorite Pflueger Skilkast with Cub drag.


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Post 07 Jul 2007, 09:45 • #7 
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Who let the gear tosser on this board anyway? Ha ...


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Post 07 Jul 2007, 11:11 • #8 
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Wow! What a nice reel ... so cute! I love these stylish reels ...


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Post 07 Jul 2007, 13:36 • #9 
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Cameron, I know more than one fly fisher who has moved into vintage Henshall rods and NLW casting reels with vintage braided lines so they can go bass fishing with their BILs and show them up.


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Post 07 Jul 2007, 15:07 • #10 
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Your daughter's nearly clear glass rod with the red wraps is pretty cool looking. I bet that rod doubles over big time under the fight of a fish.


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Post 08 Jul 2007, 11:59 • #11 
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any fish.


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