Mint DAM 220N

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LuckyLuca
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Mint DAM 220N

Post by LuckyLuca » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:56 pm

Newly arrived at Lucky towers. A pristine example of my favourite fixed spool reel complete with box, manual and spares package.

Now for the eternal question! To use or not to use. I have another 220N to use initially but what to do with this one?

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Re: Mint DAM 220N

Post by Bob Brookes » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:33 pm

It needs using but I feel your pain. Depends on whether you are collector or a user, I suspect the latter.
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Re: Mint DAM 220N

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:18 am

Reels were made to be used, art created to admire. So a bit of a dilemma then!
I would just have to use that reel though. It deserves an opportunity to prove itself in the manner intended and no doubt will give much pleasure in so doing.
Congratulations, a very nice acquisition and I hope to see a picture of it doing its duty at some point in the future? :Hat:

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Re: Mint DAM 220N

Post by PershoreHarrier » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:23 am

Not a dilemma after all as you can only use one at once (well if you are like me - fishing with two rods at once has always been beyond me - I am not a multi-tasker) then you should use the other one and retain this prime example for the future.

I have a brand new, in the box, with guarantee card etc. etc. Intrepid Elite which has never been used and was found in the depths of an old fishing tackle shop I believe. It was a reel often used by Fred Taylor and I have been sorely tempted to use it with a Chapmans FJ Taylor Roach rod - now that is a dilemma. Thankfully I have always liked the Mitchell 308s but using that Intrepid is awfully tempting.

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Re: Mint DAM 220N

Post by Duebel » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:26 am

Congratulations on this very nice reel!

I would definitely use it. The worst that can happen is, that it gets some battle scars. Apart from that, it will serve you well for the next 30 years ...
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Re: Mint DAM 220N

Post by Keston » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:39 pm

Fabulous reel there LL , one to admire .

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Re: Mint DAM 220N

Post by Reedling » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:25 am

If it is not a reel that you need for a purpose then I would keep it in its box and do not use it until such time that it is needed, or you wish to pass it on. I purchased an ABU reel a little while back in a similar condition but I do not need to use it so it will stay as is and I will probably sell it on to someone who will appreciate it and admire it.. or maybe use it if they wish.

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