John Wilson Heritage Centrepin

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Re: John Wilson Heritage Centrepin

Post by Mark » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:52 pm

CWK wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:28 pm
I was under the impression that Gary Mills manufactured these reels in his Redditch workshop for J W Young and Sons ....
That's what I thought but not 100%.
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Re: John Wilson Heritage Centrepin

Post by Duckett » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:01 pm

Mark wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:52 pm
CWK wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:28 pm
I was under the impression that Gary Mills manufactured these reels in his Redditch workshop for J W Young and Sons ....
That's what I thought but not 100%.
On my reel experience day with Gary, the subject of the Heritage came up as there where some bodies in a box! I bought one new as my first centrepin and mentioned to him that I never really took to it and, once I had tried a few other ‘pins, had realised it was because I didn’t like the line guard. I ended up swapping it with someone for a Rapidex 2. Let me just say that Gary failed to hide his look of disappointment.

I’m pleased to report that the centrepin he made for me is my favourite!
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Re: John Wilson Heritage Centrepin

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:22 am

Well chosen Mark. I always thought the John Wilson reel was the nicest of the modern Youngs reels. The colour and layout is just about perfect.
I think the Browning Revolver whould have looked so much nicer if it had been green too.

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Re: John Wilson Heritage Centrepin

Post by Fredline » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:27 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:22 am
Well chosen Mark. I always thought the John Wilson reel was the nicest of the modern Youngs reels. The colour and layout is just about perfect.
I think the Browning Revolver whould have looked so much nicer if it had been green too.

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Re: John Wilson Heritage Centrepin

Post by Nobby » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:35 am

I see the website says they are made near Redditch but assembled in Tewksbury. Is that still correct? There was a flood of these about 5 years ago with transfers that fell off rather quickly, I had an idea they might have been foreign knock-offs....everyone and his grandad was selling them cheap on eBay.

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