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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 24 May 2017, 07:39 • #501 
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Location: Excelsior Springs, MO
Wow! To each his own, I suppose. I'm sure Islanders are fine reels, but I don't think I have as much invested in my entire reel collection as the cheapest used Islander costs on eBay.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 27 Feb 2018, 18:32 • #502 
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Location: SW Missouri Ozark Plateau
For a beautiful and superbly handmade, simple click and pawl reel, check out Speyco reels. I have a three inch model and it is a finely made, if somewhat expensive reel, that will last a life time.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 27 Feb 2018, 18:51 • #503 
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I've wondered about those Speyco reels. Sounds good. I'm not a member of the "Reels Are Nothing But Lineholders Club". I'll take a look.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 01 Nov 2018, 17:01 • #504 
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Joined: 12/14/16
Posts: 116
Location: Poland
Anybody heard of these reels?
I've seen it only once , in Farlows fishing store in London, UK
It's branded with store name Farlows, probably built by Willows
I hold it in my hand, very nicely done and it has sweet click drag sound. Never seen it for sale since then.

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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 02 Nov 2018, 13:44 • #505 
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Location: Branson, Missouri
Looks like a Willow fly reel (because of the gleaming beauty and the handle) with Farlows name on it to me... but I am unsure of why that is.

And to scud - the Speyco reels ROCK! They are the bee's knee's bro... that clicker is sweet music to my ears... I have 3 of them. Let me get some pics of up for you of my favorite that just came in real quick...


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 03 Nov 2018, 14:34 • #506 
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Joined: 07/25/18
Posts: 64
Location: South central IL
Great thread, anybody have an opinion on the Galvan Brookie?


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 05 Nov 2018, 03:24 • #507 
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Joined: 06/24/11
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Location: Belgium
Hardy comes to mind..... A lot of different flavours and vintages. For casting I have a preference for smaller diameter reels - keeps the mass in tighter to the rod and hand. For fighting fish different story.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 05 Nov 2018, 15:12 • #508 
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Brian Shaffer wrote:
Looks like a Willow fly reel (because of the gleaming beauty and the handle) with Farlows name on it to me... but I am unsure of why that is.


yes, it's build by Willow. never seen it on sale since then. looks like it was small-scale production


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 05 Nov 2018, 16:07 • #509 
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Location: Excelsior Springs, MO
It has the Farlows name on it because it was made for them to sell in their stores under their own brand - much like BFR made reels for Orvis, Cortland, and many others. They now offer a similar reel called the Loop Classic - made by (wait for it) Loop. Hardy also makes reels for Farlows.


https://www.farlows.co.uk/loop-classic-fly-reels.html


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 20 Dec 2018, 14:23 • #510 
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Joined: 09/06/17
Posts: 75
Location: New Hampshire
You'll all laugh, but my newest favorite is a Pflueger "Gem," from probably the early 1950's; got it at a tag sale for $15. Dare I say it, but I like it better than the Medalist, though I love Medalists. It's got a simpler design and you can actually hit the handle and make it spin three or four times, the tolerance is so perfect.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 20 Dec 2018, 16:14 • #511 
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Why would anyone - especially this company - make fun of a Gem? Great reel, very smooth click pawl because of the large drag gear with fine teeth.
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In the '51 Wards catalog, it was the highest-grade fly reel they sold
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the 1935 horseshoe Gem is one of the most collectible reels of all time - designed to give Uniqua a run
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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 20 Dec 2018, 17:48 • #512 
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A great reel -- a sturdy and reliable workhorse toiling in the shadow of the Medalist.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 07 Feb 2019, 20:08 • #513 
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Location: US-NH
never saw a gem, that's a nice looking reel


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 11 Mar 2019, 08:12 • #514 
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Joined: 01/28/19
Posts: 33
Location: Bochum, Germany
The Willow reels look amazing.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 18 May 2019, 21:03 • #515 
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Location: US-IN
Thanks for the topic-
when not in use my reels are stored in a daypack that is close to hemorrhaging ,after some recent additions -gives me an excuse to take stock .
Never really planned to acquire as many reels as I have - rods yeah , but, in the smaller waters I fish , usually reels just warehouse line . But this past winter I scooped up 2-3 real finds from pawnshops that didn't know (or care) what they had .

Most recent addition is a LL bean Guide series 100- a relabeled JW Young 1500 , I believe. Paid $15 for it .

Made in USA Cabela's Cahill - no idea who made it but a very strong reel, that I fish with a Peach DT6 .

Ross Gunnison G 3 . Another recent addition . Lot better reel than I thought I'd buy . No price tag - so I asked the man behind the counter " How much ?" Man said " Twenty dollars ".
Thought it over for a few moments, then told him " Ok" - but, I made it sound like I was reluctant to go that high . Came with a weight forward 7 .

SA System 1 456 - Built for small stream abuse . The " SCREECH " keeps the bears at bay .

Cortland Vista 1 First good reel I ever bought - a demo from JL Waters in Bloomington , still going strong with a DT 4 on it .

Dinged up Japanese Medalist .

Brunson Royalist .

This is a list that will no doubt continue to expand .


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 19 May 2019, 13:56 • #516 
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Joined: 07/12/17
Posts: 277
Location: SW B.C.
If you haven't used a Bronson Royalist 370, that's a sweet clicker to behold! the separate pay and retrieve springs allow the drag to increase while leaving the incoming purr soft. It's a great sounding reel, plus it's red! :)


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 19 May 2019, 14:46 • #517 
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Joined: 06/03/15
Posts: 409
Location: Weatherford TX.
Porespeler,
How the hell do you find a Gunnison 3 for $20!!!
What did the guy have no idea what he had?
One of my favorite reels..I had a pre 98...stolen Then a post 98...stolen
Then I bought an other post 98..I have 2 spools for that and 3 spare
Spools for a pre 98.
I’m always watching eBay for a pre-98 but every time one comes up I’m broke.

I once bought $300 worth of Lobsters for $25.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 19 May 2019, 16:16 • #518 
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Location: US-IN
MikeW
The shop where I found the G3 , is mostly focused on buying/selling firearms (AR's, handguns , etc ) so the potential value of fishing tackle doesn't really register . Can you tell me what the difference is between a pre/post '98 Gunnison .? I really didn't know much about them when I made the purchase , except that they had a reputation for being well constructed .
Hal


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 19 May 2019, 18:57 • #519 
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Joined: 02/26/15
Posts: 132
Location: US-north ga.
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I love fishing with this reel.
Bronson royal 360
This green one is my favorite late 50s early 60s


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 19 May 2019, 20:40 • #520 
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Joined: 06/03/15
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Location: Weatherford TX.
Main thing is the spools are not interchangeable.
https://www.rossreels.com/images/tech_h ... Spools.pdf

http://www.rossreels.com/images/tech_he ... Spools.pdf


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 18 Jun 2019, 19:29 • #521 
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Joined: 04/05/18
Posts: 25
Location: US-SC
In my opinion, the dark olive Ross Colorado LT is one of the best looking reels available when spooled with orange backing and SA Amplitude Trout. I have a few of the new Abel TRs as well, but theres something about the design of the Ross that I like even better. Those folks in Montrose know what they're doing!


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 19 Jun 2019, 09:40 • #522 
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Joined: 02/10/17
Posts: 249
Location: Townsend, Tennessee
I really like the Pflueger Gem. I had two of them, but sold them because they could not be converted to LHW, at least not by me.

I agree that the Bronson Royal 360 is a great reel. I have two, one solid green and another one that has a silver frame and a green spool.

I also agree that the Bronson Royalist 370 is a great reel. I have one and bid on another one that I did not win.
Joe


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 21 Jul 2019, 03:28 • #523 
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Joined: 02/19/08
Posts: 934
Location: Branson, Missouri
The Douglas ARGUS is one smooth reel... I dig it and nobody else does... that makes it extra cool.


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 31 Jul 2019, 10:01 • #524 
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Joined: 08/03/18
Posts: 38
Location: US-CA
Brian Shaffer wrote:
The Douglas ARGUS is one smooth reel... I dig it and nobody else does... that makes it extra cool.


I like the optional unported spool


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Re: Click-Pawl Reels
Post 31 Jul 2019, 18:30 • #525 
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Joined: 08/21/18
Posts: 120
Location: West Yellowstone and Atlanta
The only clicker I use is a Pflueger Sal Trout 1554, the older version with the "iron cross" cutouts on the back. I just put it to work a few days ago on a Fenwick 786 with a Rio Trout 5wt and about 100 yards of backing. I have adjusted it to work about equally well LH and RH, and I have chosen to make it a LH retrieve reel. I had bought some weighted trolling line to add weight but it was not needed. The fly line and backing likely "underfill" the reel but not by a lot. I have only limited experience with clickers. This one looks good, feels good, sounds good. Now i just need to find it a decent fish to test it. Best i recall i paid $25 for it, and it is in very good functioning and cosmetic shape.


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