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StefanDuma
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Re: Boys reel

Post by StefanDuma » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:03 am

I certainly will be at Romsey with the books and maybe a display case and possibly the next book on The Dreadnought Casting Reel Company covering Percy Wadham Percy Scott and the reels they made.

See you there.
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Re: Boys reel

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:24 am

StefanDuma wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:03 am
I certainly will be at Romsey with the books and maybe a display case and possibly the next book on The Dreadnought Casting Reel Company covering Percy Wadham Percy Scott and the reels they made.

See you there.
Great, I will look forward to seeing you! I remember you said that you had a few wooden reels with a solid wood drum and alloy back plate, similar to mine (no alloy or brass flange) could you bring one so that we can compare please?

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Re: Boys reel

Post by StefanDuma » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:45 pm

I'll try, can you email me a picture of yours and I will dig out some similar.

I have boxes of reels and can't bring them al.
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Re: Boys reel

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:33 pm

StefanDuma wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:45 pm
I'll try, can you email me a picture of yours and I will dig out some similar.

I have boxes of reels and can't bring them al.
Hi Stef, I had a problem trying to email you, so here are the pictures!ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Boys reel

Post by StefanDuma » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:25 pm

Yes its Slater, Ive just been through 4 boxes of reels and can not find the exact one but plenty with many familiar features.

If I remember correctly mine might be stamped with a Hereford retailer.
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Re: Boys reel

Post by Richard Jackson » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:43 pm

I recognise this reel , made by slater of Newark
I spend most of my life fishing the Rest i just waste

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Re: Boys reel

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:07 pm

Richard Jackson wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:43 pm
I recognise this reel , made by slater of Newark
I was always told that it if isn't stamped Slater you cannot be sure, but if Stefan thanks that it is, that is good enough for me !

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Re: Boys reel

Post by AshbyCut » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:37 pm

So often the term 'boys reel' is used in a pejorative sense ... sometimes meaning 'cheap and badly made.'

But weren't most of us introduced to angling on 'boys reels' ? I know I was.

My Intrepid 'Monarch Mk. II' gave many years of sterling service .. my first ever reel ... and partly responsible for not only many happy memories, but also my being here in the TFF so many years later.

Three cheers for the 'boys reel' !!!
"Beside the water I discovered (or maybe rediscovered) the quiet. The sort of quiet that allows one to be woven into the tapestry of nature instead of merely standing next to it." Estaban.

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