Old Gear that you think is great

At the suggestion of various members and given the magazines will run a mile from criticising a piece of kit, here is your chance to tell us what you really think about a rod, reel, line, lure... keep it legal please!

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Old Gear that you think is great

Postby corkconian » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:24 pm

What gear do you still use or know is brilliant even though its a good few years old now?

Ill start off with the original Penn MAGs, the US ones. I own some the MAG2's and have tried some MAG 3s but the MAG1 just feels better in my opinion.
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Re: Old Gear that you think is great

Postby mickser » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:19 pm

I have a Garcia Mitchell match reel it is a quick release automatic bail arm wind in what looks a size
2/3000 a very light spinning reel I use it for LRF fishing and have some great sessions with it over the 45 years I've had it a great little reel
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Re: Old Gear that you think is great

Postby corkconian » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:59 pm

If thats the reel I think it is thats is a proper antique. crazy to think that its still working and being used.
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Re: Old Gear that you think is great

Postby mickser » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:10 pm

It is the reel you are thinking about.It was given to me by my father on my 16th birthday I am now 64 and because it brings back so many memories of my time with him I only use it on my birthday every year so gets little use oiled and washed each year thats why it still in working order.
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Re: Old Gear that you think is great

Postby corbyeire » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:20 pm

Great story Mick, what a way to honour him
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Re: Old Gear that you think is great

Postby johnwest » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:45 am

I have a couple of those Mitchell Match reels too, still in working order. I used to do a lot of coarse fishing, unlike Mickser, I had to buy my own though I won the newer black model in a competition. I used them just a couple of weeks ago to land a few tench, lovely reels for float-fishing.
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Re: Old Gear that you think is great

Postby mickser » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:05 pm

Great photo's John tried to download a photo of mine but my graphics card is only working in safe mode and will not let publish it .So after looking at your photo's my one is the older blue coloured Garcia one
bringing it out on the 12 september for my birthday down in Courtmacksherry for some mullet fishing.
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Re: Old Gear that you think is great

Postby corkconian » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Jees these reels just seem to keep going. Id love to see one with good mullet to put it to the test once again
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Re: Old Gear that you think is great

Postby kieran » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:06 am

I have an ancient Penn Senator 6/0 Multiplier which was a gift from my uncle which still does the job today, must be 50 60? 70? years old if its a day... dumb as dirt but indestructible. If you want the ultimate information on a reel try http://www.alanhawk.com but its strictly for engineering nerds!
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