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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2012, 01:59:11 pm »
Thanks E.T

Looking forward to it.
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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2012, 03:26:18 pm »
A few more reels from Ari T Hart....


















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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2012, 03:27:39 pm »
Couple more....















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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2012, 03:30:22 pm »
Check out this guy's ATH Collection....







In Rands this collection is probably in excess of R100 000
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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2012, 06:46:28 pm »
Hey E.T, you really getting me excited with all those nice reels.
 
Look forward to your article, should be a good read.
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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2012, 11:31:44 am »
Spey Rod fitted with a hubless reel called the Backwinder...







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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2012, 11:47:38 am »
This is Ari Hart's latest offering.
A collectors dream, the ATH Trilogy
1 reel with 3 spools. 1 x 3/4wt, 1x5/6wt, 1x7/8wt Spool beautifully presented in a Mahogany case. All for a mere $2000USD.





















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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2012, 11:50:37 am »
I know zero about fly fishing and even less about the pricing of fly fishing equipment. I hear what the guys are saying about paying big $$$ for something that cannot be justified, but hells bells, one can see if a product is quality or not, and some of these pictures make me want to buy one and frame it.

Pictures can be deceiving but from where i am sitting i can see that lots of craftsmanship and effort went into making some of these reels.

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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2012, 12:12:56 pm »
Two more pics of the Trilogy....





If I am not mistaken, there is a fly shop in Jhb that has a box set for sale, only difference is that it's not for $2000USD, its more.



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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2012, 12:33:35 pm »
Dear Santa I have been a good boy this year...

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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2012, 12:52:03 pm »
The F Series Reel Set inspired by the Orginal F Triangle Series by Ari....








This set includes the three reels in the following weights
3/4wt
5/6wt
7/8wt


All for $1700USD

Lovely collectors piece this.

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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2012, 01:17:14 pm »
This is motivation to work harder....
There’s more to life than fishing – a significant small bit that I haven’t figured out yet….

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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #52 on: May 16, 2012, 01:28:27 pm »
  A Classic Anti Reverse Billy Pate Reel





These are available in 3 sizes namely Salmon,





Bonefish



and Tarpon



and they range from $500-$565USD.


And while you are at it, you can even have your own custom engraving done on it....



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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #53 on: May 16, 2012, 03:23:00 pm »
Anyone ever heard about Banax reels? I know they are not upmarket at all, but never heard about them and can get one with spare spool want to use for a 4 WT rod?
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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2012, 07:37:09 pm »
Make him stop, make him go away...... :hehe:
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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2012, 09:30:20 am »
Something special from Sweden.
A Kabuto 7' 3wt with a NOS Vintage Winston Seat in Red, matched with a Dutch Mach 0 in Red.....















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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2012, 09:45:02 am »
Something from yesteryear.....





A 1930's 3 5/8 inch Uniqua

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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2012, 09:56:30 am »
21" Brown male taken on a Handmade Splitcane and Pflueger Progress 80 Yards



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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2012, 03:16:40 pm »
CTS 0wt with Cortland CRI 2001 from the Catskill Series of reels....




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Re: Lets Talk Fly Reels.....
« Reply #59 on: May 17, 2012, 03:55:09 pm »
Based on World Records, Abel sits at the top with 56 Records



And Tibor closely follows with 50 Records