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I bought another "DAM" reel!

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:52 am
by Charged
Here are some picks of my new "old" Dam reel.

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I've been getting lucky lately in finding some nice vintage reels. This German made Dam Ever Ready reel needed very little work, Just a soaking in a mixture of 50% "vinegar / water" for about an hour. Now its looks and functions almost as good as new. With that little adjustment screw in the center of the spool cap, it has zero play even after all these years.

This will be another fun reel to fish, A few years ago I started teaching myself the wallis cast, and people try to say fly fishing is difficult. If your looking for another challenge to add into you inventory, (try float fishing).



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJHyQJIwP4w

If your like me, and enjoy practice casting new techniques in your backyard, be prepared to add some Christmas ornaments into your trees.

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I hung this one up in the backyard over the summer of 2010. Its about 40 feet up, and will be hanging there for a while.


Do you guys enjoy seeing these old reels posted here or not? If not I'll try to stick more to the lures on this forum. I started collecting reels before I got interested in vintage lures, so for me the two pretty much go hand in hand.

Re: I bought another "DAM" reel!

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:40 pm
by Marrakai
Do you guys enjoy seeing these old reels posted here or not?
Definitely!
Keep 'em coming.
Always interested in vintage gear.

Self-confessed nostalgia junkie......

BTW, I once researched how they cast a centrepin reel for 'trotting' in the UK, and took my old Avon Royal out the back for a test-drive.
Those who think over-runs and massive birds-nests are the sole province of overhead reels, should give this a try! Image

Re: I bought another "DAM" reel!

Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:11 pm
by diemai
Don't know much about reel collecting nor have much interest in it , .......but definately do post more for the fellow members being more enthusiastic than me !

Just came to my mind to have read in some local publications that this particular model line "DAM Ever Ready" did enjoy a very good reputation in terms of durability and reliability .

Don't know , when it was issued , but it does not appear in my DAM catalog 1961 , ....I assume that it is older .

nice find , .........greetz , Dieter howdy

PS : Here a link to a German collector's site , ...I'm out the door to work , no time to write more , sorry :

http://www.saschas-sammler-homepage.de/rollendam3.html

Call back in , if I should translate or something !