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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-22-2015, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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WTB Spey Reel for Cane Rod

I am looking to purchase a reel for my Sharpes 12 sliced cane rod, I would prefer a larger reel with a agate line guide if that is possible. If anyone has one please let me know. I can pay via Paypal right away.
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Hey Barry, I've been fishing this rod lately and have had a Cascapedia 8/9 (not bad) a 7/9 loop Classic (better fit than the Hardy ) and just yesterday I used 4" pre war Perfect ( excellent fit, but prefer to use this reel for special occasions )
I think the reels with the agate guides are the trout size reels and will not come close to balancing that rod. Even using the 4" I find the balance point on the swing is above the cork. I might have a look at some of Tim's reels......something with some heft to it.

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Hey Barry, I've been fishing this rod lately and have had a Cascapedia 8/9 (not bad) a 7/9 loop Classic (better fit than the Hardy ) and just yesterday I used 4" pre war Perfect ( excellent fit, but prefer to use this reel for special occasions )
I think the reels with the agate guides are the trout size reels and will not come close to balancing that rod. Even using the 4" I find the balance point on the swing is above the cork. I might have a look at some of Tim's reels......something with some heft to it.

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Jim, I've been in communication with Speyco, yes he his willing to build a reel for me at a reasonable cost. He is also open to the idea of a agate guide, although he thinks other materials might be more suitable.
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Jim, I've been in communication with Speyco, yes he his willing to build a reel for me at a reasonable cost. He is also open to the idea of a agate guide, although he thinks other materials might be more suitable.
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Nice!!!!........guide ring and in extra wide. That would be sweet might look into that myself. Love to see a pic if that's the direction you go.


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Hi Barry,

again Peter from Germany.





I use a Young 1540 on my rod and with 170g weight on the end of the rod it is balancing near the Scottie Dog.
I think a SpeyCo reel would look very nice on that rod!!

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I have some Hardy Brass Face Perfect Reels from the late 1800's to early 1900's 3 3/4 " to 4 1/14 ". Very expensive, so not sure if they would interest you.
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I have some Hardy Brass Face Perfect Reels from the late 1800's to early 1900's 3 3/4 " to 4 1/14 ". Very expensive, so not sure if they would interest you.

Thanks, but I think I'm going to go with a reel from Speyco. Tim is going to build a reel to my specs. I'll publish photo's when I receive it.
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Thanks, but I think I'm going to go with a reel from Speyco. Tim is going to build a reel to my specs. I'll publish photo's when I receive it.
Barry
Tim, and his machine shop, are majic. His reels are damned near indestructable; you would have to do something totally theatric to damage one of those. Extra good part is you have a 'tonne of options' as to how you want the reel finished off.

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