Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

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Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

Post by Fredline » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:11 pm

The rod and even the net Richard Walker used to capture Clarissa are well documented and there whereabouts are well known, but not the reel. What did he use? I have seen references to both Mitchell and Ambidex reels. So can we get a definitive answer as to what reel he used but more importantly what happened too it?

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Re: Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

Post by Lea Dweller » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:19 pm

John, I can say with absolute certainty, I haven't got it! :Hat:

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Re: Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

Post by Fisherman1947 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:22 pm

I think he used a Mitchell 300 .
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Re: Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

Post by Lea Dweller » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:53 pm

Hi John, as I said in our recent conversation, I am reliably informed the reel was a half bail Mitchell 300, which I believe you said was the only type available in 1952 anyway?

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Re: Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

Post by Fredline » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:06 pm

So, where is it?
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
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Re: Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

Post by JPC » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:53 pm

Wasn't there a thread about this reel a few months ago ?

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Re: Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

Post by Keston » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:38 pm

A search threw up this thread interesting thread .
http://traditionalfisherman.com/viewtop ... 17&t=22431

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Re: Richard Walker Clarissa Reel?

Post by Fredline » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:50 pm

Great, Mitchell half bale. It would have to be a half bale because he caught the fish in 1952 and Hardy had the patent for the full bale arm until 1954. Does anyone know what happened to it?
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