Started by Redhed, May 05, 2022, 12:57:20 PM
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Quote from: Midway Tommy on May 05, 2022, 10:30:36 PMYou need to delve into the Spin-Matics for us one of these days. They're 1964ish and the same reel as the Roddy Gyro, 200, 225 & 250. The same company that made a lot of Heddon's reels, Olympic, made a lot of Roddy's reels.
Quote from: Midway Tommy on May 06, 2022, 01:57:41 PMReels, casting or spinning, were not part of Heddon's forte.
Quote from: Catching Nemo on May 06, 2022, 03:56:24 PMI know it's sometimes frowned upon to repaint reels...but anyone here have an idea of a spray paint product/name that will match the greenish pearl color for the Heddon spinning reel bodies? I've purchased a bunch of Heddons from eBay--poor cosmetic paint condition, but functionally OK.These are intended to be used, rather than sit on the shelf. But I would like to touch up the paint job a bit anyways.
Quote from: Wompus Cat on May 06, 2022, 02:29:02 PMQuote from: Midway Tommy on May 06, 2022, 01:57:41 PMReels, casting or spinning, were not part of Heddon's forte.The VERY EARLY ones were Quite Good and the numbers were the price for the Reel and in the Day were Quite Expensive as 24 ,33,4,35 bux .
Quote from: DougK on May 10, 2022, 04:15:51 PMQuote from: Midway Tommy on May 06, 2022, 01:57:41 PMReels, casting or spinning, were not part of Heddon's forte.they did make a pretty good casting reel, the Heddon Mark IV 3200, one of the first designs with a disengaging level wind. I got one to go on a Heddon 200 baitcasting splitcane rod.. Also the Heddon fly reels that were imitations of Hardy designs, are good. Four Heddons in this picture but no spinning reels ;-)
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