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Thread: What was your first real fishing reel ?

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    Boolit Master Traffer's Avatar
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    Zebco 202 when I was six (1966). My first fly reel was a Mitchell 710 automatic at age eleven (1971). It still works great and I used it again this past summer in Colorado.

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    Zebco 202.

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    An old Marhoffe Shakespear with the foot missing that I wired to the handle of a 4 1/2 foot American Fork & Hoe rod I found sticking out of a neighbors garbage can . The reel I found laying in the middle of the street . I have one of the '49 Zebco's that still gets used .

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    Mine was a Johnson levelwind direct drive,I don't remember the number but I got it in the late forties or early 50's.I went to get the number of it but I put it up for safe keeping and couldn't find it lol but it is in the store room somewhere.
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    Mine was an old Zebco open face, i cant remember the model? It was big for an open face reel, i fished with that old reel a lot, and as a kid i didnt take good care of it. I hooked a big 30+ pound Chinook (King Salmon) in the River, (I grew up on the Wa Coast) the fish stayed in the hole for awhile (until it realized it was hooked) i swear that thing turned and headed back to saltwater! My old reel went howling like a coyote, and progressively worsened to a pack of coyotes! That was the last i remember of that old reel, for Christmas that year i got an Abu Garcia 6000 Level wind

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    Zebco 202 my dad got me in 1965. I still have it. Ron
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    Midland, Texas
    Zebco 202

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    My first reel and rod was the steel rod with the open reel with the black line in it. Then later on it the years to a 202 Zebco.I still have those steel rod with reels.
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    Boolit Bub

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    Mitchell 304 I still have it someplace. It was a good old reel. I use mostly Mitchell were made in france

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    Houston, Texas
    I don't honestly remember my first pole, I loved fishing growing up. My favorite that I recall and the most used was a baitcaster my grandfather found at Academy. I must've spent the entire week at the lake just casting in the street with a weight trying to figure out how it worked. Here we are 15 years later and I picked it up again in an hour, already casting just like I was back in school again. Muscle memory is pretty amazing!
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    Boolit Bub Greg G.'s Avatar
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    Mitchell 300, still have it.
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    Mine was a Mitchell 308 don't know what ever happened to it!

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