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by Reel Old Geezer
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Millionaires Club
Replies: 116
Views: 36660

Re: Millionaires Club

Here's a Millionaire that's not too common. This Millionaire Mini 1000 was only shown in the 1982 US Daiwa catalog. It's smaller than the Conquest 50.

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by Reel Old Geezer
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Original zipper worms
Replies: 3
Views: 2002

Re: Original zipper worms

The same company that bought Case Plastics also purchased Zipper Worms. You can see their selection of Zipper worms here:

http://www.fishingcompleteinc.com/zipper-worm-company/
by Reel Old Geezer
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Date my Daiwa
Replies: 18
Views: 3365

Re: Date my Daiwa

The Daiwa Procaster PM-100 first appears is Daiwa US catalogs in 1982. The page reads "Now - Daiwa has expanded Procaster series into a complete series of ultralight, light and intermediate baitcasting reels. Procaster Minis, for lines down to 4 pound test, and very light lures..."
by Reel Old Geezer
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Just Curous. Anybody here do Long Pole Fishing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2465

Re: Just Curous. Anybody here do Long Pole Fishing?

Nothin's New. This illustration is from the 1875 book FISHING IN AMERICAN WATERS. http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/PCW77/Miscellaneous/Skittering-pb_zpsxlvsxqeg.jpg And you don't lift the fish with the full length pole, you move your hands up the pole until you have only a short pole, then s...
by Reel Old Geezer
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!
Replies: 1539
Views: 364018

Re: Enough with the tackle. LETS SEE SOME FISH!

I haven't posted anything here for a few years, so... Here's a few Idaho river smallmouth from earlier this month: http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/PCW77/The%20River%20-%202015/2915.0309-19.25in-2pb_zpsgfhurfrq.jpg http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/PCW77/The%20River%20-%202015/2015.03...
by Reel Old Geezer
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Kietech 4" Swing Impact
Replies: 26
Views: 13781

Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

i should clarify that I don't fish this bait on a jig head due to the heavy weed beds I am fishing. I swim the bait thru and over the weeds.
by Reel Old Geezer
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Kietech 4" Swing Impact
Replies: 26
Views: 13781

Re: Kietech 4" Swing Impact

I don't see much written about this bait. I have found it to be very successful as a finesse bait. I use it weightless with the Owner Twistlock Finesse hook. This hook is extremely fine wire and will bend if you like to water ski your fish and then throw them into your boat. I fish this bait on a ML...
by Reel Old Geezer
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Readdressing An Old Issue -- China
Replies: 41
Views: 3670

Re: Readdressing An Old Issue -- China

I guess none of you are old enough to remember when we wanted nothing made in Japan - It was just cheap junk. That was when I was just a wee tad back before WW II.
Everything cycles.
by Reel Old Geezer
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Watercraft
Topic: Jet outboard river boat
Replies: 9
Views: 10738

Re: Jet outboard river boat

I own the 18' deluxe version of that boat. I have had it for 6 years and really have enjoyed the boat. I fish for smallmouth in the Snake River in Idaho for 150+ days each year and it does the job for me. Mine has a 90/60 on it.
by Reel Old Geezer
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Plastics
Topic: Question on Rigging a Mann's Sting Ray Grub
Replies: 14
Views: 3447

Re: Question on Rigging a Mann's Sting Ray Grub

I don' t fish the Stingray, but I do fish grubs a quite often year round. I fish them on a drop shot rig with the weight about 8 inches below the grub. It doesn't hang up as much as on a jig head. I cast it as I drift down the river and usually hop it or shake it back toward the boat. A 19.5" smallm...
by Reel Old Geezer
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: "Borrowed" ideas
Replies: 105
Views: 13456

Re: "Borrowed" ideas

One inventive reel maker, Harvey Carlton, patented and marketed a baitcaster with A 9:1 gear ratio and a thumb bar free spool clutch. This was in 1905. Centrifugal brakes were patented and used on reels in the 1890s. Perforated spools were quite common in the 1940s on Langley reels. Magnetic brakes ...
by Reel Old Geezer
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Jigs/Spinner/Buzzbaits
Topic: Spinnerbait Evolution,your timeline
Replies: 15
Views: 4593

Re: Spinnerbait Evolution,your timeline

Shannon Twin Spins came out in 1917 and were probably the first overhead shaft spinnerbaits. They had feather or bucktail dressings on the head and hook. They are still popular today with some old timers.
by Reel Old Geezer
Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: In need of Vintage Bantam 100 Help ...
Replies: 19
Views: 6565

Re: In need of Vintage Bantam 100 Help ...

The date of manufacture/assembly should be stamped on the foot. It is in a 2 letter code.
by Reel Old Geezer
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Old lure post
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Old lure post

Heddon Expert (Slopenose) early 1900s. http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/PCW77/Lures/Slopenose-2pb_zpsc114db06.jpg K & K Animated Minnow. Early 1900s - today it would be a called a swim bait. http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k526/PCW77/Lures/KampK-1w_zpsc01032af.jpg Herb's Dilly. c1930s. T...
by Reel Old Geezer
Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: "New" reel
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Re: "New" reel

for anyone who might be interested, here is a page of unusual spinning/casting reels from my reel collection. These were popular in the 1940s-1950s:
http://www.oldreels.com/pivoting_reels.htm