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J. W. Young Valdex
Post 29 Dec 2007, 18:45 • #26 
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No ... I didn't ... please try again ...


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J. W. Young Valdex
Post 29 Dec 2007, 19:37 • #27 
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OK ... email sent from my Heddon Pal account. Not SPAM!


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Re: J. W. Young Valdex
Post 09 Jul 2020, 09:30 • #28 
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Winner for MOST unnecessarily complicated reel ever


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Re: J. W. Young Valdex
Post 09 Jul 2020, 22:00 • #29 
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Could you elaborate? It’s a relatively simple click-pawl reel. Maybe you're referring to the design of the release cap and release cap spring? Not necessarily complicated but may be occasionally frustrating.

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-Dwight
Brian Shaffer wrote:
Winner for MOST unnecessarily complicated reel ever


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Re: J. W. Young Valdex
Post 10 Jul 2020, 08:44 • #30 
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It is a simple click pawl design, typical symmetrical check with flat V-springs and riveted one-piece foot on the backplate. Massive secure riveted sping and pawl stanchions. Unusual spool-guard frame with 120 degrees exposed rim that can be feathered with the fingertips, thumb or palm. Robust spindle and secure screw mount. Simple clip-retained spool, not that spring-driven lever or plunger retainers are much more complicated, but they are, and more finicky besides. Simple components and assembly, unusual elegant look. Not sure if these were slightly more or less complicated in manufacture, but the component parts are a straightforward assembly.


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Re: J. W. Young Valdex
Post 10 Jul 2020, 08:58 • #31 
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The reel was sold as a kit of parts to avoid the new VAT on finished tackle pieces, and pretty elegant the way all the pieces fit - except maybe that latch spring...


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Re: J. W. Young Valdex
Post 11 Jul 2020, 12:27 • #32 
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Yes, I am referring to the center latch clip - which I dislike now.

I only wish I knew the theme song... I know BY MENNEN.

It is this photo - it is the one worth 14 dollars to me. Thanks again bulldog.
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Off the website for the reel :
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http://www.jwyoungs.co.uk/valdex.htm


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Re: J. W. Young Valdex
Post 12 Jul 2020, 05:19 • #33 
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Brian, I got good at bending my own from music wire, which let me adjust them to be a little more reliable.


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