Old wooden Scarborough

Poenskop26

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This is a photo of my late dad's wooden scarborough reel.
It is 16 cm across, and in excellent working order. I use it now and then to throw spoons for shad, or groundbait for edibles. You can set the drag with the center drag screw.
 

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Kes

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Poenskop26 wrote:
This is a photo of my late dad's wooden scarborough reel.
It is 16 cm across, and in excellent working order. I use it now and then to throw spoons for shad, or groundbait for edibles. You can set the drag with the center drag screw.

That center screw is not a drag. It works like a cast control knob on a multiplier reel.
 

Foxhat

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Its a masterpiece of turning ability & its pinned in 6 positions & glassed. The bearing journal, handles & bracket were all hand made by the same guy. Whoever made that reel really knew his stuff & it probably is perfectly balanced & runs forever. It appears to be polished with french chalaque rather than varnished. Must feel like velvet in your hands. I'm jealous!
 

Poenskop26

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Foxhat wrote:
Its a masterpiece of turning ability & its pinned in 6 positions & glassed. The bearing journal, handles & bracket were all hand made by the same guy. Whoever made that reel really knew his stuff & it probably is perfectly balanced & runs forever. It appears to be polished with french chalaque rather than varnished. Must feel like velvet in your hands. I'm jealous!

It was made by a indian guy in Durban. He had a rod factory behind Hillary station. He made rods, these reels and sinkers. Yes, all metal hand made and it spins forever.
My father said he bought it in 1966.
 
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