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drhackenbush
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Unless you want to buy a reel that lasts for, oh, say, three days, don't get the "Brass Reel (Large)" made in India. Piece of garbage. Guess I'll hang on for a P&L, Owens, or Kirkendall. I guess I should've known better, but it did make the Rabi-Duck work for a couple days at least. I'll try to re-wind the spring and all that, and maybe it'll be passable, if not loud, but now I know.
silking
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Some good magic comes from India but is far and few. Tannen's had some good reels, you might want to check them out.

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Fixed mine, and I do agree, there are some good tricks and props that are made in India, but this ain't one of 'em. Thanks for the suggestion.
Bob Sanders
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The reel I really use was $2 from Office Depot. It is actually for a name tag and is clear plastic. Because of the clip, I can keep it on my watch band. I wish my expensive reels worked as well!

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gerard1973
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It seems like all the good reels are the older reels and these are not manufactured anymore.
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On 2006-06-14 13:31, gerard1973 wrote:
It seems like all the good reels are the older reels and these are not manufactured anymore.


That seems unfortunately true.

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Alan Munro
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The last reel that I bought was a cheap plastic S.S. Adams reel. It worked much more reliably than the expensive brass reel I owned 20 years ago. Beware of an opening that wears away at the thread.
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