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post #61 of 77 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 01:02 AM
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I have three rods in the 12'8" - 13'-4" range, 6-8wts, and rotate three reels on these rods. A Farlex S-handle dual check, a 1930s Dingley Perfect 3 3/4, and I recently picked up a mint 1960's Hardy Perfect w/ line guard in 3 3/4 and had Arch put some stronger springs in her. All three reels balance each rod just fine, so I pick whichever feels lucky on a given day. The 3 3/4 Dingley also sees time on a 7117. It's a tad bit smaller in width, weight and capacity than the comparable Hardy. When I started the two-handed game swinging flies for steelhead I used modern Ross, Sage and Loomis reels. After picking up a couple clickers I haven't turned back and imagine I'd only do so if I started chasing big Kings fresh from the salt.
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Talking of 3 3/4" plate wind style reels, here is a recent example, complete with a strong and snappy check spring made by Wayne Petrevan himself. As buttery smooth and bench made as they get, in my opinion..

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Dang, that's a beauty. That reel would be high on my short list if I had the funds. Enjoy fishing that gem!



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Talking of 3 3/4" plate wind style reels, here is a recent example, complete with a strong and snappy check spring made by Wayne Petrevan himself. As buttery smooth and bench made as they get, in my opinion..

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Thanks , but (alas) the reel belongs to another. Wayne sent me the picture, it being one of his first 3 3/4" models.
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Drooling over that reel of Wayne's. I was on his list for almost the same reel - except mine was to have a brass face. He contacted me to confirm two weeks ago and I had to decline as I had just blown my reel fund on another purchase. I know I'm not going to regret the purchase but already regret not figuring out a way to have both.
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Farlex

Farlex 3 3/4" Multiplier works great on my 8134. Love the sound and you can bring in a lot of line fast.
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Hatch 7+
Hatch 9+
Sage 3500D

Usually the 7+ on 7-8wt switch rods, jump up to the 9+ on 13ft or more.

9+ on Sage X 7-8130 have been my go to's - great.
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Since no one else seems to own one

I'm putting in my vote for them

My MKS 13678 has the Galvan T-12
My Z-Axis 12.5 has the Galvan T-8

Also occasionally use a Hatch 7+ and a modern Hardy Taupo 3-7/8
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I recently heard from Wayne to confirm a build for a raised pillar 4" with brass trimmings. Currently using a 4" Henshaw spitfire "perfect", 4 1/4 Shamburg s handle, Farlex 3 3/4 two way check, Mohlin 4"Em salmon, 4" Speyco circle Spey and a newly acquired Mohlin 4" g+p.(thanks tip). It's almost as bad as gambling.
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Yes Waynes raised pillars are nice as well…added brass, bonus..pictures taken with permission.

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It doesn't hurt that Wayne is a super cool guy too. Had a couple dealings with him and has always been very accommodating.
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Yes indeed, here is my own 4" platewind in progress. Handle knob 40 year old African horn (according to the owner of a bead store in Montreal, and that was some years ago) all fitted up, polished and ready to go, albeit on the wrong side of the drum of course…

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That thing is awesome, almost looks better left chunky before he refines it.
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Some amazing looking reels. If I feel I need a drag I use my nautilus NV 10/11 on my sage one 8126 and 7136 but increasingly using a hardy perfect 4". To be honest I slow fish with my palm even on the nautilus but both reels for me are very special for different reasons
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Newest Additions.

Farlex 1:1 Griswold Tribute reel. 4" raised pillar brass accents with full length reel foot and the Loonie "dollar" center piece accent.

Olson 3 3/4" raised pillar C&P in all silver.
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