Released to spawn
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Scotland, BC, Norway, Russia - anywhere with fish!
I'll pass this time to try to find a Youngs spool first. Thanks though.
Both the reel & the spool ARE made by J W Youngs, AND, because of the interchangeability of the spools between the Youngs 1540, the 'Daiwa' 813, and the 'Shakespeare' 4 1/4" wide Beaulite, and the fact that often fly fishermen had more than one spool, when they do come on the second-user market, the spool may well be badged (or even un-badged - no 'maker' attribution) differently than the badge on the reel housing.
One of the main attraction of these reels (apart from the solid, dependable British build, and the great click 'n' pawl system) is the fact that the spools ARE interchangeable between these apparently 'different' reels.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles (spey rods). Doug Larson
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