alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Help identifying reel cradle
Reel Repair by Alan Tani
December 16, 2018, 09:48:36 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Help identifying reel cradle  (Read 637 times)
0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.
Spyderman
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 19



« on: November 03, 2018, 05:59:51 AM »

I recently acquired a cradle rod with a Penn International 30 reel mounted to it.  The rod cradle has no markings anywhere on it.  There are no visible signs of any decals having been affixed to the rod cradle (remnants or a 'ghost' outline of where a decal may have been).  The length of the rod cradle is 18 3/4" long and 2 7/8" wide.  As I mentioned, it has a Penn International 30 reel mounted in the cradle.  The rod insert that came with the cradle has a decal on it that reads, 'ANGLERS CENTER NEWPORT BEACH, CA'.  If anyone can lend a hand identifying the manufacturer of this rod cradle, it would be most appreciated.  I know Nep-Tuna made cradles for several Penn reel models, but I don't know of any other manufacturers who may also have made similar cradles.


* IMG_6197.JPG (1564.31 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 21 times.)

* IMG_6198.JPG (1355.71 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 18 times.)

* IMG_6199.JPG (1141.14 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 19 times.)

* IMG_6200.JPG (1546.99 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 17 times.)
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 06:49:56 AM by Spyderman » Logged
Spyderman
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 19



« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 06:01:25 AM »

Here are a few more photos of the rod cradle.


* IMG_6201.JPG (1156.74 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 17 times.)

* IMG_6202.JPG (1492.1 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 19 times.)

* IMG_6203.JPG (1252.69 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 19 times.)

* IMG_6204.JPG (1302.46 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 19 times.)
Logged
Spyderman
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 19



« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 06:02:42 AM »

And a couple more, including the decal on the rod.


* IMG_6205.JPG (1126.79 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 18 times.)

* IMG_6206.JPG (1210.08 KB, 2816x2112 - viewed 20 times.)
Logged
mikeysm
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 931


« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 01:44:48 PM »

The cradle is a Neptuna.
Logged
54bullseye
Firearms Group
Member
**
Online Online

Posts: 446



« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 02:43:14 PM »

Yep Nep-Tuna Cradle and probably Silaflex rod. I have a couple rods by Anglers Center with same decal. There were some other early California rod blanks that were similar I am sure some west coast guys will chime in !!  Randy will know or Swami "Sheridan"

John Taylor
Logged
Swami805
Member
*
Online Online

Posts: 2184


« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 03:26:21 PM »

Not sure what that tip is, hard to tell from that picture. Weren't the gold Neptunas towards the end of manufacture? The finish looks like a 2 part epoxy so it wouldn't be a super old one, maybe a silaflex after they were bought by Browning?
Logged
Spyderman
Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 19



« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 06:58:22 AM »

Should anyone be interested, I have this cradle, rod, and Penn International 30 reel for sale on my local Craigslist site - (https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/spo/d/rare-nep-tuna-cradle-rod-penn/6772084911.html).  Shipping will be at buyer's expense.  I will package everything securely, to ensure it arrives unscathed.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2018, 02:38:12 PM by Spyderman » Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.184 seconds with 17 queries.