Wednesday, April 9, 2014

martin 65 fly reel

I blame the severity of this winter for the vast amount of vintage gear purchased off the auction site in the last four months. I now have a completely new arsenal of rod and reel to break in this year and am totally juiced to use some equipment with a bit of back story.

Of the fly reels purchased, the cheapest score has turned out to be my most favorite. The Martin 65 fly reel was the first one I have added backing and line to and seems to pair nice with the 2 short glass rods it will be used on. The line I chose is a DT 5...





7 comments:

  1. I did the same, I now own two Heddon Daisy 310's and a Diawa SF-708. All vintage, built well, and look great. Should match some vintage glass.

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  2. I almost forgot, nice reel!!!!!

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    1. ive been keeping an eye out for one of those two! vintage glass just seems to go best with vintage reels

      thanks for the comment

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  3. nice pick up. you should post the results with it. Fish it like you stole it!

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    1. dont worry, the reel will be making cameo appearances all year long

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  4. Blake
    Martin makes one quality fly reel; I'm looking forward to a review. Thanks for sharing

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