My latest toy........ Not the devils reel!

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My latest toy........ Not the devils reel!

Post by Charged » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:16 pm

A Langley 777, I cant wait to clean it up, this image is the before pic. I just hope the triple seven's bring me luck, and help me one day catch a whale of biblical proportions, does any one know where I can find a Jonah lure? droolsmilie

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A few years ago, I picked up an even earlier model of this same heritage, and its by far my smoothest vintage reel I have to date. This older one pictured below is a Langley R810, and is an absolute joy to crank.

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Although some parts are shared "Bail / Crank...ext....", unfortunately this newer version, does not share the same bullet proof internal mechanics of the earlier Langley reel.

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Many of the later Langley reels were also produced by Zebco. In the early days several of Langley products, were also re-released by Zebco. I'm sure just about every American angler over the age of 30 had one of these de-liar's in there tackle box at one time or another!

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Weight and length, all in the palm of your hand. Still accurate all these years later! The later 80's Zebco offerings substituted the cast body with a plastic frame.

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It will be interesting to research this American Angling History connection further.

Even though Zebco, is not the same company it used to be, I still have a soft spot for this manufacturer, as many of my early fishing memories are with zebco products. I still even have my first Zebco rod reel combo my father purchased me as a young beginning angler. (Pictured also fairly recently restored from near oblivion)

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Re: My latest toy........ Not the devils reel!

Post by Dishley » Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:22 pm

Those are great, thanks for putting them up. I love the old closed faced reels, yours looks real nice after the restoration clapclap

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