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Spinning Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Ofmer => Topic started by: sandbar on December 03, 2020, 03:15:49 AM



Title: Eagle Claw Reel
Post by: sandbar on December 03, 2020, 03:15:49 AM
I have a mint with box Wright and McGill Eagle Claw ECP Made in Italy.
Does anyone know if it would have been made by Ofmer ?
Thank you
-Steve


Title: Re: Eagle Claw Reel
Post by: Midway Tommy on December 03, 2020, 05:38:43 PM
Yes, all the Wright & McGill Eagle Claws that are stamped "Italy" (ECO, ECP, ECQ, ECR, ECRU, ECS, ECT & ECU) were made by Ofmer. They're circa is early '70s. Shakespeare made three models (ECH, ECL & ECM) for Wright & McGill in the late '60s, then they switched to the Ofmer made models for a few years. By the mid '70s the Ever Green & Blue Pacific models were made in Japan. 


Title: Re: Eagle Claw Reel
Post by: sandbar on December 04, 2020, 12:52:50 PM
Tommy
Did the quality of the reels change when they went to Ofmer ?


Title: Re: Eagle Claw Reel
Post by: Midway Tommy on December 04, 2020, 06:37:47 PM
Shakespeare and Ofmer are both high quality reels, especially in their day, just different mechanical designs. Personally, & just my opinion, I think Ofmers were/are a little over rated, but still much better quality than most reels of that time period.


Title: Re: Eagle Claw Reel
Post by: sandbar on December 04, 2020, 08:17:27 PM
Are the Shakespeare versions of the Eagle Claw reels different mechanically from the Ofmer Eagle Claw reels?
If so, what are the differences?
Thank You
-Steve


Title: Re: Eagle Claw Reel
Post by: Midway Tommy on December 04, 2020, 08:36:18 PM
Are the Shakespeare versions of the Eagle Claw reels different mechanically from the Ofmer Eagle Claw reels?
If so, what are the differences?
Thank You
-Steve

Yes. The Shakespeare versions are the same as their own stock models, 2052, 2062 & 2080, just a different color (Eagle Claw's standard bronzeish brown).