South Bend Classic 935

Started by xjchad, May 06, 2019, 08:48:10 PM

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The Fishing Hobby

I have seen these reels before and knew they were worm gear drive reels but one think that scared me off from buying them was the bail trip lever appears to be plastic in the rotor cup assembly. Is that correct? I've never seen them up close, only in pictures. Everything else seems to be quality. I love my maroon Shakespeare reels, if these are even lighter then that is a bonus.

xjchad

Quote from: The Fishing Hobby on May 08, 2019, 07:45:18 PM
I have seen these reels before and knew they were worm gear drive reels but one think that scared me off from buying them was the bail trip lever appears to be plastic in the rotor cup assembly. Is that correct? I've never seen them up close, only in pictures. Everything else seems to be quality. I love my maroon Shakespeare reels, if these are even lighter then that is a bonus.

The bail trip is metal and slides in a plastic sleeve.


It's tripped by the copper(?) tab here:


The bail stop is plastic but seems to be of good quality, not brittle.  It also can be depressed to allow the bail to fold for travel.
Husband, Father, Fisherman

The Fishing Hobby

Awesome, thanks! That shouldn't hurt anything as far a durability goes.

xjchad

Those, the drag knob and the AR lever, are the only plastic parts on the reel.  And it's still pretty light. 
Husband, Father, Fisherman

xjchad

Quote from: philaroman on May 06, 2019, 11:11:24 PM
please post a pic after spool-up -- would love to see a close-up of the line lay w/ 30# braid
please guesstimate how likely skinny braid may be to sneak under the spool at highest point
thank you

Thanks for the line roller Fred!
The 30 lb. braid loaded pretty good.  Now I need a chance to test it out!

Husband, Father, Fisherman

foakes

That whole set up looks really great, Chad —

Remember, fellas, I have a lot of SouthBend parts that were just acquired.

Any of you members who would like a care pack of a half dozen or so of each of the SB parts that I have — just let me know and I will send them out N/C — just pay the postage after you get the shipment.

I will never use 1% of these parts in the next 30 years.  No bodies, cranks, spools, or sideplates — but most everything else.

Best,

Fred
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xjchad

Quote from: foakes on May 16, 2019, 08:00:54 PM
That whole set up looks really great, Chad —

Remember, fellas, I have a lot of SouthBend parts that were just acquired.

Any of you members who would like a care pack of a half dozen or so of each of the SB parts that I have — just let me know and I will send them out N/C — just pay the postage after you get the shipment.

I will never use 1% of these parts in the next 30 years.  No bodies, cranks, spools, or sideplates — but most everything else.

Best,

Fred

That mighty generous of you Fred!
If I had room to store them I'd take you up on that!
I'd love to find and rehab more of these reels!
Husband, Father, Fisherman

xjchad

Finally had a chance to fish this reel.  Went down to the beach on my lunch break for a few minutes.
First cast.  Tap tap.  Hookset.  Fish on!
This little Yellow Fin Croaker put up decent fight.



I abosolutely love this reel!  It is so smooth, and solid feeling and with the AR on the pinion gear it's pretty quiet too.  I love the sound of the AR's on most reels, but little spinners with the AR behind the main gear seem to be so loud. 
Husband, Father, Fisherman

Alto Mare

Always nice to see vintage reels getting it done. Good job Chad!

Sal
Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.

Crow

Good job on the reel.....and good job on the "test", as well !
There's nothing wrong with a few "F's" on your record....Food, Fun, Flowers, Fishing, Friends, and Fun....to name just a few !


PacRat

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Great job. I have one of these and this post makes me feel like it's ready for a new life. I gave up spinners decades ago but now I have a new interest. Learning more everyday.
-Mike

mo65

Quote from: PacRat on July 28, 2019, 04:16:38 AM
I have one of these and this post makes me feel like it's ready for a new life.

   These South Bend Classics are the real deal Mike. I picked up a 935 I'm working on now...thinking I can make a great catfishing reel out of it. I'm just now getting into this "spinners for catfish" thing. Most folks doing it use new reels...and just toss them after every season. I'd rather use these quality reels. 8)
~YOU CAN TUNA GEETAR...BUT YOU CAN'T TUNA FEESH~


basto

There are so many vintage reels I just can't have because they are left hand wind only. That's why I love the Quicks, Penns, later Cardinals and Shakespeare 2400 series. Very happy anyway.
That South Bend is a very nice reel.
Greg
DAM Quick 3001      SHIMANO Triton Mark 3S    Jigging Master PE5n

alan weng

I read your comments on south bend classic 935 before I placed a bid on an auction online, thought it was a large reel for surfcasting, just received it yesterday, it is a very cute small light weight reel, I m going to service it in one or two weeks, I love all sort of vintage fishing reel, especially spin reels.

Alan from New Zealand