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Hatterasguy 06-02-2005 11:29 PM

Van Staal spin reels.
Does anyone have one of these on a rod? I have wanted one for years and am tempted to buy myself one for my B day. I am thinking about sticking one on a nice G Loomis 7ft medium action boat rod with a few custom touch's. Filling the spool with some braided Spiderwire would make my ideal spinning combo.

Silver is nice.

J. R. B. 06-02-2005 11:34 PM

I don't know about the reel you are talking about but up here we love our Spiderwire for walleye. What kind of knots do you use on it?

MedMech 06-03-2005 09:18 AM

I've never heard of them but they sure look nice, I have some vintage Zebco Cardinal 3's and 4's if your interested. A couple are NIB. I pair them up with IMX or GL3's and they balance perfect.

Carleton Hughes 06-03-2005 09:26 AM

Looks very nice. I've always been happy with some old Alcedo's and Orvis spinners for blackfish,blues and flounder.

The Alcedo seems to have the best drag,far better than a Mitchell or Penn

Zeus 06-03-2005 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by MedMech
I have some vintage Zebco Cardinal 3's and 4's if your interested.

Oh man! You're taking me back to childhood fishing memories! I had a Cardinal for a looong time. It was my first real (no pun intended) fishing reel. great reel. Bail spring eventually broke and then I got my first Shimano, with - you guessed it - the "no-fail bail". :D

Wife recently bought me a Daiwa Laguna. She's a good woman. :D

It's funny. When I was a kid, I had nothing but time to kill and fished tons, with a crappy rod and reel and a handful of lures. Now I have expensive gear, tons of lures and no time to fish. I think I went once last season. Sad days... ;)

H2O2 06-03-2005 02:55 PM

Fancy schmancy pretty boy reels--I'll stick with my Mitchell 300's, thank you very much.

Hatterasguy 06-03-2005 07:00 PM

Actually I am pretty sure these reels are made in Bridgeport CT about 10 minutes from me. :D I am a big Penn fan, thats all I use. I have most of them from the little 4200SS to 710's and 5500SS. I love their Slammer and Prion lines as well. When I do offshore fishing I will get a bunch of the International 2's.

Yeah I knew what they cost about $500-$1k depending on what you get. They can and do engrave them. But they are so sweat kind of like a nice watch or car, once you play with one you will want one! :D

They way I look at it I want either a new spinning or fly set up this year. A Loop or Tibor fly reel costs about the same. I have a Redington fly reel now on my 9wt rod and am not really happy with it. The drag is kind of weak I wish I spent the extra money on a nice Tibor.

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