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« 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 ?
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« Reply #1 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. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 12:52:50 PM »

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Did the quality of the reels change when they went to Ofmer ?
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« Reply #3 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.
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« Reply #4 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?
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« Reply #5 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
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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). 
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