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A bit of CA history
Post 06 Apr 2020, 12:49 • #1 
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I was happy to come across this Para-flex.


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 06 Apr 2020, 18:00 • #2 
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You have made some interesting scores.All in great shape.


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 06 Apr 2020, 19:29 • #3 
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Looks to be in great condition for its age. What line weight or lure range is it designed to handle?


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 06 Apr 2020, 20:55 • #4 
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Grouse wrote:
Looks to be in great condition for its age. What line weight or lure range is it designed to handle?


It doesn't state the lure range, it seems like a light weight. I really need to take it out to the pond and figure it out.


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 06 Apr 2020, 20:57 • #5 
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the hersh wrote:
You have made some interesting scores. All in great shape.


Thank you! It was hard to turn down an early Powell and Fisher.


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 07 Apr 2020, 07:08 • #6 
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need to show us photos of the reel seat, and maybe the rod matched up with a reel.
Rods were never marked with line and lure ratings before about the mid 70s, and graphite was a big driver in that, because they were harder to guess.
Good hunting lately, and probably in a seller's market with the time buyers have on their hands.


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 07 Apr 2020, 09:06 • #7 
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bulldog1935 wrote:
need to show us photos of the reel seat, and maybe the rod matched up with a reel.

I am looking, going to need some help with finding a matching reel. I am hoping a Mitchell my Uncle left me will work.

bulldog1935 wrote:
Good hunting lately, and probably in a seller's market with the time buyers have on their hands.


I picked these rods up a year or so back, I just have a bit of time on my hands to organize my gear
and dream about using it :)


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 07 Apr 2020, 09:32 • #8 
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then you probably did have good hunting a year ago.
The Mitchell will probably work well - what model?
of course I'm a Penn 716 fan for this size rod.

and yes, tackle tinkering is a major activity these days


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Post 07 Apr 2020, 12:24 • #9 
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bulldog1935 wrote:
then you probably did have good hunting a year ago.
The Mitchell will probably work well - what model?
of course I'm a Penn 716 fan for this size rod.

Here is what I am working with.


bulldog1935 wrote:
and yes, tackle tinkering is a major activity these days


Spent the morning degreasing (actually de-cruding) the Mitchell ;)


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 07 Apr 2020, 12:30 • #10 
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all great reels - you don't have anything big enough for the surf rod.


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 07 Apr 2020, 12:41 • #11 
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bulldog1935 wrote:
all great reels - you don't have anything big enough for the surf rod.


I have one more :)


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 07 Apr 2020, 12:43 • #12 
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bulldog1935 wrote:
need to show us photos of the reel seat, and maybe the rod matched up with a reel.


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 07 Apr 2020, 13:44 • #13 
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that's a great color match, and the 704Z is all you need for the surf

I've been tempted to pick up an old Berkley TriSport just like my teenage inshore rod, and found a few examples on ebay - to match up with my Penn 712,
but there are so many good IM6 rods out there for $100, like this TD Silver Hook 3-pc, or a 1-pc Crowder E-series.
Plus, the Tica 3000 is such a great-casting and smooth functioning reel.


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Re: A bit of CA history
Post 07 Apr 2020, 14:09 • #14 
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bulldog1935 wrote:
that's a great color match, and the 704Z is all you need for the surf

Thanks Bulldog! I picked up the reel at a yard sale that was a couple blocks from my house. It is a smooth and seems to be a well built reel. The 704Z is from my youth, my dad and I use to fish for halibut in Baja.

bulldog1935 wrote:
that's a great color match, and the 704Z is all you need for the surf

I've been tempted to pick up an old Berkley TriSport just like my teenage inshore rod, and found a few examples on ebay - to match up with my Penn 712,
but there are so many good IM6 rods out there for $100, like this TD Silver Hook 3-pc, or a 1-pc Crowder E-series.
Plus, the Tica 3000 is such a great-casting and smooth functioning reel.


I hear you, there are some great values out there. Last year I bought the boys a couple Penn Pursuit reels that were on closeout for $25. They are nice reel.


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