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Bizarre Reel

Discussion in 'Northwest Fishing' started by Mephistopheles, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Came across this bizarre, to me, reel. Johnson Model 80. These things are being sold on Ebay for 20 to 30 bucks each, so not rare. Line comes out the side. Push the button under the crank to put it on free spool. This can't be the only bizarre reel. Would like to see any others out there.

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  2. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I have a few of them. They're odd to cast.
     
  3. thorborg

    thorborg portland oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Introverted Zebco?
     
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  4. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Respected enough to make custom displays for them. My granddads. Still have the line on'em :)
    The copper wire you see, keeps them put inside.

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  5. Timbertodd

    Timbertodd Aloha Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Nice displays and conversation pieces 2A2.
     
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  6. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    Lots of fish caught on them. I remember many trips as a boy going camping around the base of Mt. St. Helens....Spirit Lake...Cougar campground. All gone....literally now.

    When granddad passed, grandma gave all the fishing gear to me. I have the fishing poles that the reels resided on, hanging on the wall, the weaved kreel, worm box, and tackle box just as granddad left it. Good times remembered ;)
     
  7. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg The Alvie fishing reel, looks like a big fly or mooching reel huh?
    Nope, flick the switch and turn in .90 degrees on the rod like a spinning reel- cast and then pivot back.
    It's a one to one ratio when reeling in but holds almost all long distance casting records.
    Another odd ball.
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Alvie's are the preferred reel when sneaking into a fly fishing only stream with bait.
     
  9. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great reels! I've cast with a couple!:)
     
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  10. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    A guy can cast a lot farther than he wants to reel back in.
    I use a couple for surf fishing.
     
  11. jsparks747

    jsparks747 Portland, Or Well-Known Member

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    I have a really weird fly reel. As you pull out the line if loads a spring. When you pull a trigger it reels in the line.