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Post 03 Dec 2020, 17:28 • #1 
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I just found one among my salt water tackle that I forgot I had. Interested in opinions on quality, etc.
Thanks
Pete


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Post 03 Dec 2020, 17:58 • #2 
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Pete, the only reel I know of with that name is Hurd Super Cast, a baitcaster built into the rod handle, and way before your or my time.
Any photos for us?


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Post 03 Dec 2020, 18:44 • #3 
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If it is the same US reels that came out maybe a decade ago they were highly rated by the usual magazines.I inquired about them and they were pricey for what they were.They also were made in china which made me laugh and walk away.


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Post 03 Dec 2020, 19:03 • #4 
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That's the one. It seems well made.

Ron, sorry no pics. I don't own a camera or a cell phone. I'll borrow my wife's phone but she's down your way in Ft. Worth. Our daughter is very ill.


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Post 03 Dec 2020, 20:31 • #5 
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Pete, hope your daughter is healed very soon.

I figured I have more cameras than flashlights, and I have enough flashlights.

With the decade-old time period and the name, it almost has to be a long stroke spool made to peel off line.
Not knowing about the reel, I couldn't compare it to anything, but the past decade has seen big improvements in spinning reel design, strength, and line management (especially for braid) because of computer design and lessons learned. Sounds like your reel fits in the beginning of that curve.

never mind, I was wrong, it's not long-stroke spool, it's a large diameter spool,
found a closeout/OOS listing for it at overstock:
    Lightweight carbon-fiber components
    SDS drag system
    Five ABEC stainless steel ball bearings
    Wide spool design for long, smooth accurate casts
    Reel features aluminum body
    Water-shielded drag system and aluminum spool
    Medium-sized reel
    Dimensions: 5 inches long x 4 inches wide x 4 inches deep

The one review they have from the closeout is dated 2011
Weight is not listed, but it sounds light.
No mention of the oscillation mechanism, likely locomotive-drive, but looks like a nice reel, from the light, smooth and computer-balanced era.

There really aren't any new mechanisms (Young Ambidex was worm drive) - a mix of ideas from every decade back to the 30s, they're just getting better at CAD manufacturing and strength of materials analysis.


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Post 03 Dec 2020, 20:31 • #6 
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Actually they were a short spool reel,i liked the look as they looked more like a Mitchell and seemed solidly built.The US and made in china part put me off.Most of the japanese reels at the time were long stroke reels.I was pretty excited at the time assuming they were american and liked the look.


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