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J Austin Forbes Avon
Post 20 Feb 2021, 14:37 • #1 
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Location: Belmont Bay, Virginia
Have a pair of J. Austin Forbes 3" Avon clickers that I love to fish. They are a nice dark bronze color and are loaded with a WF3 & DT4 respectively.

The 3-weight reel has lost the "coin" from its backside. No idea what happened, it just disappeared one day.

I would like replace it with something. The original piece would be great but an unlikely find.

Your thoughts on a replacement piece & repair are welcome. What adhesive would be best or should I just send it to a professional?

Thanks.







bottom photo: Forbes Avon paired with Graywolf-built (2013) Tom Morgan 8ft 4wt


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Re: J Austin Forbes Avon
Post 20 Feb 2021, 16:01 • #2 
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It is easy to fabricate a spindle cap and glue it in place. It can be as simple or fancy as you want. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=69901&p=380550&hilit=spindle+cap#p380550 That's one of several that show outcomes from plain to ornate.


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Re: J Austin Forbes Avon
Post 20 Feb 2021, 20:07 • #3 
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This is the solution I went with.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=70410&p=384351


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Re: J Austin Forbes Avon
Post 20 Feb 2021, 22:20 • #4 
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That's awesome in making lemonade from lemons!


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Re: J Austin Forbes Avon
Post 21 Feb 2021, 22:28 • #5 
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I used a new copper penny to fill in my JW Young LL Bean that had the same issue. Fit pretty much perfect but not sure if the JAF reels have the same opening size. I used a drop of epoxy and it's still in place.


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Re: J Austin Forbes Avon
Post 23 Feb 2021, 13:29 • #6 
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Contact fishpersonkev on ebay - he's JAF - I got one from him for my JAF Aerial.


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