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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: A Couple Of Reels Reply with quote

Following on from my Abu 507 in the coarse section, here are two more bits of gear from the box which are still to be used. First up is an inherited Garcia Mitchell 622 multiplier. It would seem from these pictures that dear old late Uncle Peter spent a great deal of his fishing time with a fag on judging from the nicotine stains on show here:



And the cleaner side:


Apart from the right hand wind aspect of this reel - alien to me, it seems pretty sturdy and capable of hauling up fish from boats. Opinions please from anybody else on here that's got one - apart from The Pirate that is, who hasn't................ Twisted Evil

Next up is this Shakespeare Lincoln side-caster based on the Australian Alvey reels. The first picture shows it with reel seat in the traditional centre-pin position:



And here with the reel seat turned side on for casting:


The word "basic" is well represented here as the reel is mostly plastic, has no drag system apart from a finger operated brake and costs very little although I could quite see it, as a result of the simplicity, casting long distances and dealing quite brutally with large marine fish would be interesting. Whether or not I use it is of lesser concern as, once again, The Pirate hasn't got one. Razz


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rich,

The 622 was a good boat reel.

I had the 602P a narrow spool version for the beach in the early 70's before the Abu 6000 came onto the scene. Although the 6000 was a much better casting reel it wasn't up to the job as good as the 602P which was solid and had sideplates which didn't rot.

The multipliers were pretty basic back then, Intrepid Seastreak (Seashreek, because of the braking system) Intrepid Pirate and Buccaneer plus all the Penns.
Didn't like the Penns, I had a cheapo Seaboy, think it was bakelite.

Open up the Mitchell, you'll see how simple and rugged it is.

I too had a sidecaster/ centre pin in the 60's. Can't remember the make, but I can the colour, a really bright light blue plastic complete with shiny reel seat which clicked the reel in four positions.

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