Vintageclassic Pezon . Recently, I opened a Daiwa and realized you have to go to special school, need special tools and special lubricants.. Gee, not like the old days ! by bunny6237 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:32 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, Absolution style by Premium phpBB Styles try doing that with VS and Zeebaas. Back then at 11 or 12 to me Cardinal equaled the best. Big mouth Charlie showed up one day with the first spinning reel we had ever seen. He is holding a fiberglass surf rod with Perfection wire guides and Neocork grips. Essentially, all the remaining spinning reels relied on sleeve bearings that, if properly maintained, did a good job. Get the best deals on Vintage Spinning Fishing Reels when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. I can't help you with the holes in the rotor cup my model didn't have any. I have it on the 9 foot surf rod I built in 1980 from one of those rod building kits Cabela’s used to sell. I have fished surf reels in the $250- area that I loved but felt I had to and did completely break the down 2 to 3 times mid season. Even better memories. The holes in the spool should be original, it's only with the Crack-line of reels that non-holed spools were supplied (for the Crack 300). It all started in 1921, with a man named Shozoburo Shimano. He lived near the Weihe River about 3, 000 years ago. The RU actually had a stationary roller … that’s right, it didn’t roll. This reel used a worm gear drive the company probably copied from the German Quick. Of all these reels, the Luxor and the Penn were the most popular, primarily due to their strength and reliability. When i opened it, it looked quite a bit like the innards of the Penn 704-706 reels. I bought my first 650ss for $35 in 1986 used cause it was “too heavy”. Just like my Lionels, Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams, Mays etc BB cards. It had a full bail with an external trip, contrary to the half bail on most European reels. All Rights Reserved. I came into possession of some very old reels (some of which are referenced in article) and have been trying to ID and put a date range to them. ANTIQUE FISHING REELS. I’ve replaced the drag washers once and service them myself every year,and always rinse them with fresh water after EVERY fishing trip. I still have my first spinner, the Mitchell 300 that came with two spools. After that, with a whole month’s paper route money, I bought good stuff. I still use it today and it works great. The spinning reel was brought to America in the 1940s by Bache Brown. After the war spinning reel importation and production in the US increased rapidly, and spinning became one of the most popular techniques used by American fishermen. 3 SB reel, both brand new in the box with papers. No other reel in the history of fishing can come close to matching that longevity. I fished it with the first rod I built on a 6 ft Lamiglass, cork seat and two rings to hold her down. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:57 pm, Post He had them made under his supervision by a company called LLM. The 704 and 706 were (and still are) excellent reels still made in America. I am still using the Crack 3000 I got as a gift in 1983. Great article! IRT Reels are all built in Pine Grove,Pa. All the rest of the reels either have a crosswind gear cam driven by the main drive gear or an oscillation worm gear for the spool reciprocation. France. or Best Offer. Jul 17, 2017 - Explore Michael Marshall's board "Vintage fishing reels" on Pinterest. Much can be garnered from an old photograph, like the one above featuring Joe Carrie hefting a 34-pound bass. Have had offers to upgrade to newer models but , why? Thanks in advance for your help! All are in perfect condition, work well and require very little maintenance. All these are old reels and it’s over made, just like man of steel. Fishing with fixed spool reels became very popular in England and Europe, but it took Bache Brown and his Luxor Mastereel to bring the method to the American fisherman during the late 1930s and after World War II. LOL, but for the life of me. By using my keen sense of being able to read (maybe someday I will even learn to spell), I deduce that this reel is a 1949 Second version with a manual pick up because it has the "License P Mauborne" markings and it does not have a folding handle, with this handle you have to loosen the handle screw and turn it around. For gear construction, there is stainless steel, brass (an alloy of copper and zinc), bronze (an alloy of copper and tin), zinc, aluminum, and duraluminum (an alloy of copper and aluminum). I have a feeling they were indeed added by someone. However, both of these reels had a feature that none other did—a flanged (or skirted) spool. 1940s. Built 4 or 5 or 6 rods from those kits…fly rods, surf and bait casting rods. History and Evolution Big Game Fishing’s Golden Years by Ed Pritchard Prior to 1880, it was believed that catching a fish weighing over 100 pounds was an impossible task and, to a large degree, that belief was due to a lack of faith in the fishing tackle that was being manufactured at the time. What about a mention of Alcedo 2CS, I have a Bache Brown reel as shown but in mint condition. It’s a Model 510 Carboly – St. Croix, One Piece Rod or undetermined vintage. I am still using all of my AMERICAN made PENN spinning reels from SS4500 to SS8500 including a 706 (black body). I also have a very large Heddon saltwater spinning reel of 70’s vintage, it’s made in Japan. I have been researching reels trying to find the Rookie company in Japan with no luck. LLM delivered the reels to Pezon et Michel that provided the boxes, did the marketing and distribution. Details about Vintage Collectable Fishing Reel "Luxor" See original listing. Article is great. This was the end of the Kentucky reel makers and their finely tuned and crafted reels, and the beginning of modern bait casting. Italy produced the Alcedo and the Delfino, and Germany made the DAM Quick. They are most often (but not always) used in conjunction with a fishing rod. Of the many reels that ABU Garcia markets, one reel is still made in Sweden and a company named Peerless BAM still produces spinning reels in the southwest of France. Vintage Collectable Fishing Reel "Luxor" Condition: Used. It hung in the garage since 1980. The LuXor 3's are the biggest & technically similar to the CrAck 300's & are the forerunners of the Van Staal spinning reels.The "B" stopped being made 1959 & a "C" version was made for 1960 to 1967 and there was smaller 200 version. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:02 pm, Post by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:48 pm, Post I really liked those kits. I am impressed Jean-Paul. 18-apr-2017 - Vintage Luxor-mer Pezon et Michel Fishing Reel by TreasureByDemand My parents bought me my first fishing reel, a Mitchell 302, sometime in the mid or early 60’s, I used that reel all those years from fresh to saltwater, and guess what? Your email address will not be published. I can at least work in the Z series, the Shimano has to be sent off to be repaired. Anyone have a lead on them. From United States. History. Those were great days and now the toys are more expensive but the joy of fishing still remains in our hearts as we fish through the next month before calling the end to the season. Attached is a Centaure French-made spinning reel that is taped to the rod for a warmer grip in cold weather. I did notice one and the eBay number was 9361092900937. Unfortunately, My go-to setup when snappers hit the bays was my Alcedo micron with 4lb test mono on a 6 foot rod. You should include a piece that shows how much the old reels used to cost vs. how much VS reels are and how everyone thinks they need a $700+ reel to land quality fish. My parents also bought me a 2 piece Actionrod (most of the decaling is gone, I think it was made by South Bend but my memory could be wrong) to go with the reel, I used that for some lighter ocean fishing as well as fresh, I did have to replace the eyes on it about 30 years ago but I still use the rod today. It was probably 1954 or 1955 and my dad brought home two of them, one for each of us, and Shakespeare rods. His main business is injection molding. That same year, Airex brought out a new model called the Beachcomber. Great article Cheers boys enjoy the salty water and 2nd mortgage Payment for your spinning reel, Any information on the 1973 brandie corporation and the trigmatic spinning reel model S-410A. Of all these reels, the Luxor and the Penn were the most popular, primarily due to their strength and reliability. Great read! There are two exceptions, though. The various longcast features pioneered by Shimano and Daiwa are VERY effective in the hands of a skilled caster. The spinning reel was in the back of my old shed, which had been abandoned for years (diseases that limit mobility are at the bottom of the list of non-life threatening illnesses) and has a leaky roof. A cam, sometimes called an eccentric, is a mechanical linkage to transfer rotating motion to linear motion; in other words, what makes the spool of the reel reciprocate. Then,… 561-818-1081 | 561-748-7508 | Ed@AntiqueFishingReels.com. He started his fishing product line as a hobby since he use to be quite a fishing enthusiast. My first was a Dam Quick was about 50 $ in the 1950’s Smeared a little grease here and there and it runs like a new one. Like I said I still use it, it’s my go to reel for heavy freshwater fishing now that I don’t live near the ocean anymore. C $45.62. LuXors were originally brought into the US by GIs after WWII. This brief article will give you some insight into the history of fishing reels and where they are at now. I lost it on Plum Island fishing at night in 1964 when a big fish of some kind ripped the rod and reel out of a stake and the entire unit went out to sea never to be seen again. Get the best deals on Luxor Reel when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Are they original? Gold Paint always peeling off. http://www.fishingways.com/. Fishing Reel Super Paoli Similar Of Luxor Supreme Pezon And Mitchel. Collector's Reel (rare) LUXOR- FRANCE. More specifically… brand, length, and number of pieces? Save luxor reel to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Upper Egypt during the New Kingdom, and the glorious city of Amun, later to become the god Amun-Ra. in that condition maybe worth $50. They include multiple Mitchells from ultra light, several 300’s and 306 & 302 saltwater reels. This feature made it the reel of choice for wetsuit-wearing fishermen, who came on the scene at Montauk in the early 1960s. The latter is used when the reel maker wants a very slow spool motion for what is called a long cast reel marketed by Shimano, Daiwa, and Penn. As a boy of 13 or so in Seattle 1953-55 I spent precious $ on a couple of really terrible Japanese rod/reel sets that broke my heart. I cant really see the markings but here is some info on Luxor reels. Then graduated to Ru Mer reels until the 80″s. 54 years old and I still surf Florida’s Atlantic coast. With a few exceptions, this style now dominates modern spinning reels. I had three Crack 300's and one Luxor. They are a credit With the exceptions of the Penn 704 and 706, which have a worm gear drive, almost all the rest have spiral bevel gearing. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:04 pm, Post How about “On The Water” South version?? The two adversaries became involved in endless court battles, and around 1980, production of the Crack ceased. Accurate Fishing Products was launched in 1990 as a division of our parent company, Accurate Grinding and Manufacturing Corporation, in Los Angeles, California. And both still work well. Interesting article. I enjoyed the article. Required fields are marked *, Copyright © 2021 On The Water, LLC. We take reels for granted nowadays, but they have only become a standard feature in angler's kit relatively recently - and even now, their use isn't entirely universal, as any roach pole fisherman will tell you. Thanks Jean-Paul, I am on my way to EBay. Don’t forget that there were no waterproof reels back then. Thanks, you brought back great memories. I did find an advertisement for the trigmatic in a 1973 fishing facts magazine that said it was a brand new reel just out. Although, at this point, you have given me so much info that I may offer my friend some money and keep the reel myself. thx in advance ! 95 percent are Penn. My first true surf reel was a Mitchell. This Airex Bache Brown Spinster was one of the earliest spinning reels available. Its role is to wind and stow a line. Very old reel so not sure if they morphed into another company or not. The Luxor was easy to convert to manual pickup, and because of its simplicity, could be disassembled and lubed in ten minutes. COMPLETE DEPENDABILITY! by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:44 pm, Post With my Shakespeare 2090 , 2080 and my beachcomber occasionally.. I agree with you Roastbeef. We all hated ”Big Mouth Charlie” with his new spinning reel. Anybody have any ideas about where I could get parts for it? Vintageclassic Pezon And Michel Luxor No.3 Meretsaumon Huge Spinning Reel. Pardon my OCD, but do you have any further details on the rod that Joe Carrie is holding? My son has nice Penn reels but my 4-year-old grandson could start with this Pfleuger. You can see more info on our facebook.com/visserreels and soon to be launched website. by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:45 pm, Post $20.00. A decade or so later, just about every manufacturer adopted this design. Contained in these pages you will find information to help you identify your reel, assess the condition and age of your reel, and also determine what your reel is worth. Take a nap as you just troll then fight a fish for 36 hours 300 yard out . See more ideas about vintage fishing reels, fishing reels, vintage fishing. Vintage Luxor Pezon And Michel Fishing Reel Made In France No. 3. Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth. Model 8950, 3980, something like that. Seigler reels are also made in ‘murica! 1932. On these reels, the spool goes in and out once for each turn of the reel handle. Item location: Canterbury, Australia. An early Luxor Saumon Mer Surfcasting is currently offered on Ebay. I have owned 1 Zeebaas and 2 Van Stall reels and the old Penn Z series work just as good, they may not be as fast or as smooth, but they do the job very well. The Van Staal didn’t appear until 1991—about 30 years too late for me and other early wetsuiters. I also have a 1947 polar cub fan. And I have fished with a lot of friends who love their Van Staals and Zeebaas reels. However I do want to let you know that I started an new brand again under the name VISSER. $150.00. I was just given a new penn 700 with the surf rod that came with it, Its still new never been used or seen water,would anyone know what the value of this rod and reel would be now, new with out penn box, Nice article. This feature made it the reel of choice for wetsuit-wearing fishermen, who came on the scene at Montauk in the early 1960s. Lots of good and not so good Spinning reels over the yrs. Site customizations by DavidIQ. The only markings on it are Luxor - Pexon & Michel License P. Mauborgne Made in France - Brevette S.G.D.G. Fishing reels appeared for the first time in China. The story happened in the late years of the Shang dynasty. $79.00. Carl's main business has never been in fishing products. Skip to main content. Never all that popular in the UK, Allcock's offered one in their 1930's range and Millward's even copied an early Meisselbach design. I got it when I was 10 (in 1953) and they were relatively rare at that time. After using several Shakespeare Alpha combos and losing my DAM Record set up to a housethief, I went back to my Diawa Giant that I bought new for $35.00 way back when I had a buzzcut and wore funny green clothes. Make no mistake about it, all-metal (aluminum) reels are the most expensive and the best. I guess I wish I was 17. It was bought in Calef’s store in Barrington, NH. Any thought about a period correct reel? For parts only. Most of those European companies still market reels for European consumption, but they are all made in China. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:00 pm, Post A Frenchman named Paul Mauborgne, who designed the reel, had a falling out with Pezon et Michel. I did go to eBay and I did see several Luxor fishing reels available some were 'vintage' and there were several over $100.00 (US). New In . Very informative 1947. by snoekjaeger » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:16 pm, Post Other manufacturers have reels costing several hundred dollars more that have between five and seven ball bearings. Must have been special boots for the surf fisherman? Not the best NJ surf reel because it’s fast but even so my collection now includes 4 650s 2 850s 2 750s 2 5500s and I think 2 or 3 in the 400 series. S O K T p 0 6 o n A s 9 o r J e R U d H. Vintage LUXOR Pezon & Michel Spinning Reel Made in France. In more scientific terms, a fishing reel “deploys and retrieves fishing line by using a spool mounted on an axle”. I also had a couple of Luxors a while back and couldn't recall seeing those holes in the cup. I am using a PENN spinner SS5500 & a PENN SS6500 for the majority of my surf fishing. Ended: 24 Oct, 2020 15:11:54 AEDST. Great article Thank you, I grew up Surf fishing on the west coast of California. Got back through the collected “valuables” to the old reel, which has a bad layer of corrosion and needs lot of TLC, and was amazed to find it works! The long rods of slender wood left the stage. I have fished many reels for striped bass from $30 to $250 before slowly up grading to VS reels. A Centaure or a Ru Mer which I lost when I overturned a rowboat, and so on. Mostly no in America but the efficacy in the art of ling casting is undeniable. I plan on fishing with it. By the 1950s, many more spinning reels came on the scene, primarily freshwater ones from both Europe and America, but some larger ones designed for surfcasting were also coming from Europe. 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