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« Reply #135 on: October 30, 2019, 10:29:35 AM »

One more Heddon here, the 210-R.  These aren't very common, one of those in-betweener sizes, too big for b@$$ fishing and too small for big catfish.



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« Reply #136 on: October 30, 2019, 11:09:42 AM »

You have "corrupted " me, Festus ! Wink These things just keep following me home !!


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« Reply #137 on: October 30, 2019, 12:00:31 PM »

You have "corrupted " me, Festus ! Wink These things just keep following me home !!

Those things are awful close together! They may start breeding!  Grin
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« Reply #138 on: October 30, 2019, 12:30:55 PM »

I'll bet that's what's happening  Wink!! I *surely* couldn't have had ALL of them follow me home  Roll Eyes!
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« Reply #139 on: October 30, 2019, 01:29:19 PM »

   That's a full stable Crow...you guys have Heddon fever! Cool
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« Reply #140 on: October 30, 2019, 02:44:21 PM »

l don't have any spincasters, Crow, but in total, you have about the same amount of Heddons overall as me. 

Only really want one more Heddon -- a Spinmatic -- preferrably the 280.....then l can concentrate more on the Daiwa B-grades.  Got a Daiwa 1000C on the way.
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« Reply #141 on: October 30, 2019, 06:39:50 PM »

you could just get the Daiwa Spinmatic…  but I guess it doesn't work that way
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« Reply #142 on: October 31, 2019, 06:14:26 AM »

Only really want one more Heddon -- a Spinmatic -- preferrably the 280.....then l can concentrate more on the Daiwa B-grades.  Got a Daiwa 1000C on the way.

you could just get the Daiwa Spinmatic…  but I guess it doesn't work that way

   So many reels...so little time...Cool

   Here's a rare photo of both A and B reels living in harmony, but note the As took the top shelf, hmm...Cheesy.


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« Reply #143 on: October 31, 2019, 06:27:24 AM »

Nice display, Mo Shocked!!

All three of those spin casters are "incompletes", Festus....missing bits and chunks. In fact, there are only 3-4 of the reels pictured that are 'complete"....there are some "extra parts" in the box....spools, and such, mostly.....so I should have some fun working on the "puzzle"!!
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« Reply #144 on: October 31, 2019, 06:34:49 AM »

I should have added that there were a couple Daiwa reels, and a few "other brands", in the "deal", also......I bought a "large" box of somebody else's junk !! Cheesy . I counted 34 "reels" (if the "frame" is there, I counted it as a reel Huh?), and a coffee can full of extra spools, handles , and such...in the box. Shipping was more than the cost of the reels, but, counting "everything"....it figures out to about $2.30 per reel Tongue.  Cheap fun !!
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« Reply #145 on: October 31, 2019, 08:41:47 AM »

Nice group, Mike!

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Good luck, Crow!  Roll Eyes I hate puzzles!  Cheesy
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« Reply #146 on: October 31, 2019, 09:18:59 AM »

Counting "everything"....it figures out to about $2.30 per reel Tongue.  Cheap fun !!

   Only $2.30 per reel...for all the fun you'll have sifting through that box...cheap fun indeed!
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« Reply #147 on: November 19, 2019, 08:10:41 AM »

   Working in the "B Hive" again today kids...this Daiwa B-250 has all the earmarks of a B-Grade piece. The assembly of shims and spacers around the bearing look like an attempt to use up existing parts. The drags are those tiny washers associated with a spool that rides directly on the shaft...no spool sleeve. It also has the familiar external bail trip. These A, B, and C model Daiwas all feel about the same to me...whether they have ball bearings, bronze bearings, or no bearings. I think the gear and it's support materials(or lack thereof) have a lot to do with the feel also, especially when a lesser quality ball bearing is used, as is the case with many of these reels. Although none of the three lines are my top choice for a spinning reel, they are all a decent value at current prices. Cool


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« Reply #148 on: November 19, 2019, 09:08:16 AM »

   Working in the "B Hive" again today kids...this Daiwa B-250 has all the earmarks of a B-Grade piece. The assembly of shims and spacers around the bearing look like an attempt to use up existing parts. The drags are those tiny washers associated with a spool that rides directly on the shaft...no spool sleeve. It also has the familiar external bail trip. These A, B, and C model Daiwas all feel about the same to me...whether they have ball bearings, bronze bearings, or no bearings. I think the gear and it's support materials(or lack thereof) have a lot to do with the feel also, especially when a lesser quality ball bearing is used, as is the case with many of these reels. Although none of the three lines are my top choice for a spinning reel, they are all a decent value at current prices. Cool
I agree about the same feel in these Daiwa A,B, and C models, Mo, except for the little 1000C.  My 1000C is as smooth as any other brand I've ever owned.  If you can get your hands on a good one, you'll probably agree.  If the gears weren't built with the cheaper metal, I'd give it an A.

Hmm, that B-250 is built much better than the B-130, no comparison.  Thanks for the look inside.

BTW, I have a Daiwa SS-1 on the way, probably considered a B grade.



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« Reply #149 on: November 19, 2019, 09:23:07 AM »

I agree about the same feel in these Daiwa A,B, and C models, Mo, except for the little 1000C.  My 1000C is as smooth as any other brand I've ever owned.  If you can get your hands on a good one, you'll probably agree.  If the gears weren't built with the cheaper metal, I'd give it an A.

   Thanks for the tip about the 1000c Chester, I'll keep my eyes peeled for a deal on one. I've been researching the Daiwa X models also...they seem to have more features I like in a spinner.(internal bail trip, spool sleeve, larger drags) I must be sick in the head...I enjoy studying schematics as much as restoring the reels! Tongue
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