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« on: May 14, 2017, 07:05:10 AM »

Have searched with no luck.


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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 07:09:55 AM »

Looks like an old Roddy from the 60's...

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 07:22:32 AM »

Thanks Fred
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 07:48:13 AM »

Fred is, as usual, right on the money, take a look at this link:





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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2017, 03:35:11 PM »

Mmmm Yup!
Got one somewhere 😎
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Hell, if I'd jumped on all the dames I'm supposed to have jumped on, I'd have had no time to go fishing.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 09:04:15 PM »

Although, it might be a little later old Rodac, too.  Wink :
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 10:49:54 PM »

Good find, Tommy --

Roddy was a company started by Jerry & Rod Bernstein in the mid 50's.

They built rods (pretty decent rods) in Gardena, California.  Had a rod wrapping factory there in So-Cal.

Also assembled reels from parts manufactured in Japan.  So they were considered made in the USA on the boxes -- although frames were marked Japan.  Mid to lower quality reels -- good rods though -- particularly some of their ocean rods.

Company sold to an employee rod wrapper named Bernie Robinson in the late 50's or very early 60's.

Robinson also started a company called Rodac as a side business -- utilizing the same products and logos.

There were issues with the sale -- and Robinson was protecting his company and employees from a name infringement threatened lawsuit.

Roddy was subsequently sold to Berkley, who in turn sold it to Daiwa a few years later.

My first spinning reel was a Roddy in 1963.  I was 10 or 11.  Bought at Long's Drug Store.  Broke the stem on a camping trip when a toolbox in the back of a pickup truck slid into it.  I tried to repair it by drilling two holes and trying to wire it together with 12 guage copper wire.  This was not successful -- so the reel was replaced when I could save up some more money.

I have a few old Roddy's out in the bins.  No Rodac's to my memory, though.

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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 12:59:44 AM »

I don't know anything about their reels, but Roddy blanks were very good in their day.  As good or better than Harnell, some would say.  They had a distinctive glass pattern and brown color.  One of the Roddy founders learned the ropes as a Harnell employee.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 04:54:40 AM »

I have some old Roddys, Budaheads,powermasters, BR's. They still fetch a fair amount of money for the right models and they fish well too. Nice old well built rods
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 06:51:20 AM »

Somewhere I have very clean Berkley that looks just like that.
I will see if I can find it over the weekend.
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 11:26:25 AM »

Most Roddy spinners were made by Olympic or Daiwa, as were many of the Daisy-Heddons. There are a lot of similarities between some of the Daisy-Heddons & Roddys if one looks closely, and both claimed to be assembled in the USA. The Rodac I posted has a bent leg at the foot connection, as do many of the Daisy-Heddons, but the reel in question has a straight leg like a lot of Roddys. The Heddon Spin Matics and Roddy Gyros are basically the same reel, and the Daisy-Heddon 230 and Roddy 820A & 830 have the same body style with a main gear hump.

Back to the reel in question, I'm pretty sure the reel it's a Roddy 910A.





 
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