Penn 49 Fishing Reel

I have a friend that received this reel from his father when he was 18 years old.  It was used to bottom fish in the Pacific Northwest.  For its age and use it was in remarkable condition.  Strip down and cleaned, new greased carbon drags, new reel foot, greased and oiled!   Good steel gear…

Advertisements

Is it a bird, is it a plane…no it’s a centerpin

Centerpin fishing reels have a long history in England.  Here is an excellent reference article: http://www.floatfishingconnection.com/centrepin_reel_defined.htm Simply put, a center pin reel is a large fly reel that rides on bearing with no mechanical drag.  The drag is applied with the palm of your hand! In the Pacific Northwest they are used when float fishing…

Daiwa Millionaire CV-Z 300A Fishing Reel

These are my first observations of the Daiwa line of bait casters designed for surf casting. This one came across my workstation having been used and pretty well maintained.  Here are the pro’s and con’s from what I learned: Pro’s 5 disk drag Free spool and spool speed adjustments were good (floating spool) Bearing supported…