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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-10-2019, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Reel sold, pending funds.

Reduced to $250, shipping included.

As I used to collect J. W. Youngs Jubilee reels I know how scarse these Forbes reels are. Trout reels can still be found but I have yet to see a single Salnon reel for sale yet. I wont ask late 80's Porsche money but would like to get $375 for it with shipping included. Reel appears to be brand new. Not a single mark on it.

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Bump for this unique reel

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2019, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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I believe it is 3.5" or 3.75", have to check. It has a disk drag, same as used on J.W. Youngs Jubilees that held up on kings for years.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-18-2019, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Reel is 3.5". These reels are fully cnc machined to perfection and these are words of an industrial designer. Drag is bullet proof. Really dont want to let it go but trying to live minimalist life lately... Here is more info on this gem:

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$325 and it's yours!

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Last price reduction, $275 shipped.

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Still looking for new home. I will consider trading it for 3 1/4" Duchess, 3 1/8" Perfect, or a 4wt Burkie plus $ on my end.

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$250 to ur door

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This is a crazy price, I can't believe it's still here


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