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davelumb wrote: Thu Jul 15 2021 16:46 -
Monts wrote: Thu Jul 15 2021 16:40 -
If I had the money to waste I'd buy that.


And do a KLF on it. :laughs:
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John Milford wrote: Thu Jul 15 2021 20:16 -
davelumb wrote: Thu Jul 15 2021 16:46 -
Monts wrote: Thu Jul 15 2021 16:40 -
If I had the money to waste I'd buy that.


And do a KLF on it. :laughs:
On a funeral pyre made of cane Mk IVs? :clown: :stir:
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You pair of Palestine's :tongues: . It will go pretty quick I would assume, some of those collectors have very deep pockets. I wonder how many anglers under the age of 30 are aware of who Dick Walker was?
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Monts wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:11 -
You pair of Palestine's :tongues: . It will go pretty quick I would assume, some of those collectors have very deep pockets. I wonder how many anglers under the age of 30 are aware of who Dick Walker was?
I wish Dick Walker had stuck to breeding rabbits. :laughs:
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davelumb wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:14 -
Monts wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:11 -
You pair of Palestine's :tongues: . It will go pretty quick I would assume, some of those collectors have very deep pockets. I wonder how many anglers under the age of 30 are aware of who Dick Walker was?
I wish Dick Walker had stuck to breeding rabbits. :laughs:


You pulled that fact out of the hat.





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Monts wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:31 -
davelumb wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:14 -
Monts wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:11 -
You pair of Palestine's :tongues: . It will go pretty quick I would assume, some of those collectors have very deep pockets. I wonder how many anglers under the age of 30 are aware of who Dick Walker was?
I wish Dick Walker had stuck to breeding rabbits. :laughs:


You pulled that fact out of the hat.





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davelumb wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:14 -
Monts wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:11 -
You pair of Palestine's :tongues: . It will go pretty quick I would assume, some of those collectors have very deep pockets. I wonder how many anglers under the age of 30 are aware of who Dick Walker was?
I wish Dick Walker had stuck to breeding rabbits. :laughs:
Rabbit breeding! :laughs:

Surely that must be one of the easiest jobs in the world? :joker:
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John Milford wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 10:05 -
davelumb wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:14 -
Monts wrote: Fri Jul 16 2021 09:11 -
You pair of Palestine's :tongues: . It will go pretty quick I would assume, some of those collectors have very deep pockets. I wonder how many anglers under the age of 30 are aware of who Dick Walker was?
I wish Dick Walker had stuck to breeding rabbits. :laughs:
Rabbit breeding! :laughs:

Surely that must be one of the easiest jobs in the world? :joker:
Everyone's a comedian these days! :laughs:
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Sale pending on the Walker reel.
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How about this spectacularly ugly telescopic rod/reel combo? The St. Croix 'Fishing Machine'.

That square handle and trigger must have been a joy to use! :roll:

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John Milford wrote: Tue Jul 20 2021 22:14 -
How about this spectacularly ugly telescopic rod/reel combo? The St. Croix 'Fishing Machine'.

That square handle and trigger must have been a joy to use! :roll:


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Ooooooh thats nasty, it looks more like a cross between a camera and a harpoon gun to me .
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Woah! Look at the cone spool on this! :eek:

(Mitchel tournament reel).

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John Milford wrote: Wed Mar 09 2022 21:19 -
Woah! Look at the cone spool on this! :eek:

(Mitchel tournament reel).


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Mitchell's were always ahead of their times!
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John Milford wrote: Wed Mar 09 2022 21:19 -
Woah! Look at the cone spool on this! :eek:

(Mitchel tournament reel).


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Ah, the wedding cake reel. Seen them go for £1000+
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Weird reel. What's the point of it ? 3 different lines on same spool :shrug:
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Andrew Croft wrote: Thu Mar 10 2022 17:50 -
Weird reel. What's the point of it ? 3 different lines on same spool :shrug:
Distance casting. Same light line on all, topped with shock leader.
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bio-haul wrote: Thu Mar 10 2022 18:40 -
Andrew Croft wrote: Thu Mar 10 2022 17:50 -
Weird reel. What's the point of it ? 3 different lines on same spool :shrug:
Distance casting. Same light line on all, topped with shock leader.
Ah I see now. Thank you :thumbs:
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Yes, three different pick-ups to load the first three tiers from the bottom tier up, then the shock leader wound on manually.

As Dom says, very rare and expensive reels! :eek:

I suppose the tournament casting circuit is to reel development, as motor racing is to developing cars.
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Mepps Super-Meca. The snaggiest reel ever?

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John Milford wrote: Sat Mar 12 2022 23:44 -
Mepps Super-Meca. The snaggiest reel ever?


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That is weird!

Wasn't there a Mitchell with the reel foot stem at the back like that? Might not have been a Mitchell but I have seen another reel that had the arrangement.
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John Milford wrote: Thu Mar 10 2022 20:49 -
Yes, three different pick-ups to load the first three tiers from the bottom tier up, then the shock leader wound on manually.

As Dom says, very rare and expensive reels! :eek:

I suppose the tournament casting circuit is to reel development, as motor racing is to developing cars.
A mate has one in A1 condition along with several other Mitchells.

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John Milford wrote: Wed Mar 09 2022 21:19 -
Woah! Look at the cone spool on this! :eek:

(Mitchel tournament reel).


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Had one of those in my hand two weeks ago my mate is a collector he has a few of these I think, he has hundreds of reels mainly Mitchell’s.
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John Milford wrote: Sat Mar 12 2022 23:44 -
Mepps Super-Meca. The snaggiest reel ever?


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Ugly reel for sure. Did Mitchell make these? The handle is definitely Mitchell.
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Another reel that looks like it was designed with a ruler.

The French, budget-priced 'Galion'. These were made by Mitchell as a cheapo starter reel during the late 60s into the 70s, but seemingly weren't considered worthy of carrying the prestigious Mitchell name.

I can't remember seeing too many of them around at the time, presumably because Intrepid had the low-end niche well covered in the UK.

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John Milford wrote: Mon Mar 14 2022 21:14 -
Another reel that looks like it was designed with a ruler.

The French, budget-priced 'Galion'. These were made by Mitchell as a cheapo starter reel during the late 60s into the 70s, but seemingly weren't considered worthy of carrying the prestigious Mitchell name.

I can't remember seeing too many of them around at the time, presumably because Intrepid had the low-end niche well covered in the UK.


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After my Winfiled reel a Galion was my first 'upgrade'. Mine would have been around 1972/3 and I'm pretty sure it was a 'Garcia Galion'. And a shade or shades of blue/green rather than black?
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davelumb wrote: Mon Mar 14 2022 21:25 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Mar 14 2022 21:14 -
Another reel that looks like it was designed with a ruler.

The French, budget-priced 'Galion'. These were made by Mitchell as a cheapo starter reel during the late 60s into the 70s, but seemingly weren't considered worthy of carrying the prestigious Mitchell name.

I can't remember seeing too many of them around at the time, presumably because Intrepid had the low-end niche well covered in the UK.


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After my Winfiled reel a Galion was my first 'upgrade'. Mine would have been around 1972/3 and I'm pretty sure it was a 'Garcia Galion'. And a shade or shades of blue/green rather than black?
Yes, there were certainly green ones Dave. There was of course a Mitchell tie-in with Garcia from about that time.

Garcia sold an almost identical reel called the 'Kingfisher' - perhaps just a name tweak for the US market?

(Gladding also sold some re-named Intrepid reels into the US market).
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John Milford wrote: Mon Mar 14 2022 21:57 -
davelumb wrote: Mon Mar 14 2022 21:25 -
John Milford wrote: Mon Mar 14 2022 21:14 -
Another reel that looks like it was designed with a ruler.

The French, budget-priced 'Galion'. These were made by Mitchell as a cheapo starter reel during the late 60s into the 70s, but seemingly weren't considered worthy of carrying the prestigious Mitchell name.

I can't remember seeing too many of them around at the time, presumably because Intrepid had the low-end niche well covered in the UK.


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After my Winfiled reel a Galion was my first 'upgrade'. Mine would have been around 1972/3 and I'm pretty sure it was a 'Garcia Galion'. And a shade or shades of blue/green rather than black?
Yes, there were certainly green ones Dave. There was of course a Mitchell tie-in with Garcia from about that time.

Garcia sold an almost identical reel called the 'Kingfisher' - perhaps just a name tweak for the US market?

(Gladding also sold some re-named Intrepid reels into the US market).
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I do remember it was quite horrible and the bale arm quickly grooved. I think the Winfield might actually have been the better reel! :laughs:

My next reel was a 320. I couldn't afford the 324 with the push button spool. :cry:
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