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Reel Identification / value please

I made a trade a few days ago and have to find out exactly what the Value and model and make of this reel. Any help would be Great Thank You
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Something maybe to keep in mind if you are trying to sell it is that Danielsson, the company that designed and built these reels, no longer makes any reels for Loop, having choosen to go their own way. Danielssson now sells their version of this reel, the “Original 3w” new online for $183 minus shipping to North America. Its a fantastic value, and way less than the loop version sold new, so unless you find someone who specifically wants to buy the loop version out of sentiment that issue will be out there. Pretty sure that this loop like the corresponding current version from Danielsson does not technically have a drag, just a bi-directional “overrun protection”.

Flip side I suppose it is possible that since it is no longer made it may be more valuable, but guessing not - these reels are super commonplace in Europe from what I have heard. Maybe someone who knows loop reels better could tell you it there are any collector factors to consider as to its value.

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I made a trade a few days ago and have to find out exactly what the Value and model and make of this reel. Any help would be Great Thank You
Those particular reels were and still are a very poor design in my opinion. As you tighten down the knob it puts more pressure on those little wheels to help slow down the rim, if you forget and leave the "drag on" you not only put a set in those little wheels and you can cause damage to the rim with a flat spot... When the drag is tighten down hard, then the reel also becomes hard to turn...worthless junk in my opinion.
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$100 shipped for that worthless junk.
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Those particular reels were and still are a very poor design in my opinion. As you tighten down the knob it puts more pressure on those little wheels to help slow down the rim, if you forget and leave the "drag on" you not only put a set in those little wheels and you can cause damage to the rim with a flat spot... When the drag is tighten down hard, then the reel also becomes hard to turn...worthless junk in my opinion.
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That is because it is not a drag Carl. You NEVER “tighten down hard” on them. NEVER. It’s is only there to prevent an overspool with minimal pressure. People who use them incorrectly thinking the knob is for “drag” or maintain them incorrectly by not releasing the minimal pressure before they store it - this is after all mentioned up front and, on the smaller one I got even was on a warning sticker on the reel - perhaps deserve what they get.

I’m not sure why they made such a big one, but perhaps there are some people who enjoy playing a bonefish, or a smaller salmon and the like by palming the reel as God intended - like a real man.

As for dry fly fishing for trout it think my smaller one is absolutely perfect as I had no trouble reading the info or understanding how the design works. This reel was never designed for people who want a drag, and there is no mystery about that. Myself, I love a good functionally minimalist design, and am glad that not absolutely everything on the planet has been dumbed down to then least common denominator ignoramus. Do we need to add “not for oral use” to the warning sticker as well?

If the OP does try to sell it for $100 he should definitely pm me! LOL

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Some need a noise maker with Hardy stamped on the side.
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Damn straight we do!
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[QUOTE=Botsari;2275410]That is because it is not a drag Carl. You NEVER “tighten down hard” on them. NEVER. It’s is only there to prevent an overspool with minimal pressure. People who use them incorrectly thinking the knob is for “drag” or maintain them incorrectly by not releasing the minimal pressure before they store it - this is after all mentioned up front and, on the smaller one I got even was on a warning sticker on the reel - perhaps deserve what they get.

I’m not sure why they made such a big one, but perhaps there are some people who enjoy playing a bonefish, or a smaller salmon and the like by palming the reel as God intended - like a real man.

As for dry fly fishing for trout it think my smaller one is absolutely perfect as I had no trouble reading the info or understanding how the design works. This reel was never designed for people who want a drag, and there is no mystery about that. Myself, I love a good functionally minimalist design, and am glad that not absolutely everything on the planet has been dumbed down to then least common denominator ignoramus. Do we need to add “not for oral use” to the warning sticker as well?

If the OP does try to sell it for $100 he should definitely pm me! LOL[/QUOTEGoddrag

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You can defend that poor design all you want too, It's still JUNK and nobody would ever buy a 2nd one if they had any brains. And I don't think God cares if my reels have a drag on them or not, I do agree that for just a Steelhead you don't need much of a drag....I bought one maybe 25 years ago when they first came out....pure JUNK

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JUST A STEELHEAD CARL?! What's that sposed to mean ?
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JUST A STEELHEAD CARL?! What's that sposed to mean ?
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I mean most fly fisherman I know just use click a pawl for Steelhead, You don't need much of a drag if any at all, that's what that means.

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You criticize something in the context of whether or not it is working as intended and designed, not whether it works for some purpose it was NEVER intended. You might as well criticize a horse for not being a suitcase.
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That is a fine reel far from junk. It is a great design that has stood the test of time. They are also very well made. A skilled angler will get a tremendous amount of enjoyment from that reel. They make a great sound a sort of whirling noise. I use mine for single hand spey where my Hardys feel too heavy. Plus they have a much better pickup speed than a Hardy.

Before Danielsson started selling direct that reel would have been worth $250+. In today’s market, $150-$175 shipped. Wish I had better news.
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HandPlanedCane nailed it. Back in the day, they were quite common on many of the old time PNW guys rods. The 3W and if memory serves, they also made a 4, landed many a steelhead.

Not junk at all but also not for everyone. I fished one (a 3) for a season or so that I picked up back in the late 90s. They did make a sweet whirring sound on a hot fish but it didn’t have enough capacity and my tastes changed and I moved it on.

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