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« Reply #60 on: September 09, 2020, 05:52:51 AM »

A 5000?  I know a 1000 & 2000 are 2 speed baitcasters,
Some incredible stuff in this thread
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« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2020, 06:16:21 PM »

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A special reel, indeed Mike.  Sure wish it could talk. I also like your 60 yd.'er... now that's a neat little gu

That 60 yarder is part of the Top Shelf group. There are a few more special ones out there too!


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« Reply #62 on: September 09, 2020, 06:25:58 PM »

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I have a 5000 in box, have only heard of one other one- there is no mention of them anywhere, in parts or elsewhere.

What's a 5000? Can you post a photo of it. I am getting old, maybe I missed something.
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« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2020, 06:39:08 PM »

Very nice display,,,, Wink what kind of reels are they,,,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2020, 04:24:22 AM »

Very nice display,,,, Wink what kind of reels are they,,,,,,,, Grin

I think those are copies of some Early Ocean City Reels  Grin
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« Reply #65 on: September 10, 2020, 04:40:47 AM »

That 716 is also a rare bird. Nice display... especially the single malt😉
Love those babies
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« Reply #66 on: September 11, 2020, 05:25:25 PM »

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Very nice display,,,, Wink what kind of reels are they,,,,,,,, Grin

From left to right, A 60 yard 160 specially made for Martha Henze, One of maybe six that exist. I know of one more of these in Australia, do not know where the others are. The Spinfisher 716 in the center is from the Martha Henze Estate sale. It is an experimental color. The reel on the right was made by a prison inmate and somehow became the property of Otto Henze. He used to keep it in his desk drawer, when his son Herbert Henze would visit the factory, Otto would let Herbert use the prison reel as a toy.

The bottom of the display are special sea shells, special booze and some vom Hofe big game hooks. A fun display.
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« Reply #67 on: September 11, 2020, 06:45:28 PM »

That 716 is also a rare bird. Nice display... especially the single malt😉
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Saw a more normally colored 716z listed for $150 recently. Is it really rare?
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« Reply #68 on: September 11, 2020, 09:11:13 PM »

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Very nice display,,,, Wink what kind of reels are they,,,,,,,, Grin

From left to right, A 60 yard 160 specially made for Martha Henze, One of maybe six that exist. I know of one more of these in Australia, do not know where the others are. The Spinfisher 716 in the center is from the Martha Henze Estate sale. It is an experimental color. The reel on the right was made by a prison inmate and somehow became the property of Otto Henze. He used to keep it in his desk drawer, when his son Herbert Henze would visit the factory, Otto would let Herbert use the prison reel as a toy.

The bottom of the display are special sea shells, special booze and some vom Hofe big game hooks. A fun display.
Rare they are,,,,,, Wink but the history is priceless,,,,,,,, Grin
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« Reply #69 on: September 12, 2020, 02:40:16 PM »

That's a peach, Mike! I will go $26 plus shipping. But I will gift to my buddy Dominick for Christmas.

Dom's Big Red is certainly rare- maybe one of a kind.

I have a 5000 in box, have only heard of one other one- there is no mention of them anywhere, in parts or elsewhere.

There is also the elusive, possibly unicorn, 440SS.

John we are on tenterhooks waiting for a picture of the 5000.  Dominick
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« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2020, 06:38:27 PM »

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Saw a more normally colored 716z listed for $150 recently. Is it really rare?

Not rare at all. A 716Z is a production reel. They sell high because they are a desirable reel.
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« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2020, 10:25:26 AM »

Sorry- didn't see this- respective to a Mike C. reel, they are new- from the early 90's. First production marketed for the GS series. As far as I can tell they were a short run, caught on with kingfishermen, and became the 555GS (with 545, 535, 525 and 525 Mag following in the series.) Possibly for foreign market, I couldn't find out much about them past what I wrote here. DD AR with 5.3/1 ratio, 600yds  / 20 mono, HT-100 drag and I think four bearings. Very smooth. I have a passel of all those for kingfishing and surfcasting. Corrosion resistant, fast, smooth and cast a mile.
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« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2020, 11:21:39 AM »

Thor are you talking about the one Abu Garcia surd them for? Something about it infringing on the Ambassadeur 5000
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« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2020, 01:30:49 PM »

That would be a new bit of lore, Chris. Not sure, but in no way does this purport to be an Ambassadeur clone, outside the number- a Millionaire and Mitchell round reels are much closer, and the 5000GS is the the size of a 10000 Abu.

I'll post pics next time I'm home.



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