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A reel from the past

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A reel from the past

CoolThought that I would share with you a South Bend fly reel from the past. This was my Dad's reel that he used on his Boo.

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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Apr 14, 2007, 10:57 AM)
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Re: [Dryrod] A reel from the past In reply to
Very nice auto!
I was lucky enought o find a good friend that sent me an auto to put on my Grandfathers Monty that I mounted on the wall. Perfect finishing touches.

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I have a red one just like it. It, too, was my Dads. It is on the way with my Dad's Wright McGill fiberglass rod. For a good number of years I forgot that I had them both. When my Dad had died about 1980s my brothers and I gave it to my father-in-law. Shortly before my x-father-in-law died he gave it back to me. That was about 10 years after I was divorced from his daughter. For a good number of years after that they were sitting in the back of the closet when I was packing up to move. They looked familiar but I could not remember where I got them from. It took several days for it to come back to me. Then lots of memories started coming back about fishing with my Dad when I was a young kid. Also about camping trips with my x wife's parents.

On my first fly fishing adventure I used the glass rod and automatic reel our guide wanted to play with it for a while he had not seen one in a number of years.

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Re: [Dryrod] A reel from the past In reply to
ohhhh my... I remeber seeing a reel like that .. or very similar (not I think).. at my grandmas house when I was a kid... years and years ago.. I could not of been older than 9 or 10... wow... what a flashback... and scary too...Laugh

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