Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ben Wright's Spinning Reel Report for August, 2015

AUGUST 2015

SUMMER WINDS DOWN WHILE EBAY WIND UP !!!!

MORE GOOD, BAD AND THE UGLY --------------

The Good------------
An Abu 507 scf second version nib sold @ 282.76
A Garcia Mitchell 300DL nib (wood box)  sold @ 1,300.00
A book Mitchell Collector's Reference  Guide #295 BY Dennis Roberts exc-
sold @ 387.00

The Bad-----
Abu Garcia 3X nib buy-it-now @ 1,000.00 NO BIDS
Horrocks-Ibbotson model 1945 listed by seller as a one of a kind
prototype with a starting price @500.00
funny thing is that these were made by Shakespeare and the same as their
model 2052 NO BIDS !!!
How about a Penn 707 nib with a buy-it-now @ 1,199.99  NO BIDS
A shakespeare 2110 silver standard exc+ made in Korea buy-it-now @300.00
No Bids

The Ugly-----------
A Zebco Cardinal 4 RE-paint olive green missing medallion, wrong handle
knob glued spool ? beat !!!!
per seller-good condition cleaned and lubed starting @ 35.00 NO BIDS me
thinks seller should buy some glasses !!

More Reels-----
Abu:
444A second version nib @ 158.08
Cardinal 66X exc @ 137.36

Airex:
Vagabond ewb @ 35.99

Dam Quick:
110N nib @ 113.61
110N nib @ 255.00 wow

English:
The Bowell 1/2 bail e-wb @ 155.98
Hardy
    Altex no 2 mk 5 e+wb @335.55
    Exalta some wear @ 127.99
Helical Twin Super ewb @ 151.30

French:
Crack 100 fb nib @ 81.00
Crack 400 nib @ 108.19

Heddon:
270 e+wb @ 18.27

Italian:
Alcedo Micron curved leg slight wear @ 122.50
Cargem 402 Silver Fish nib @ 152.50
Coptes-----------
  Pelican 50 dark green/cream exc @ 278.00
    Pelican 75 dark green/cream slight chrome wear on Handle @ 358.00
Zangi----
Holliday 30 e+wb @ 180.49
      "      60 L/H retrieve e+wb @ 326.00

Japan:
Brandie Trig-Matic S410 e-wb @ 39.99

Mitchell:
second version few paint chips buy now @ 844.00 NO BIDS
Tournament with two tier spool exc- start @ 1,999.00 NO BIDS
300DL w/Box some wear on gold parts @ 620.87

Penn:
704 second version nib @ 202.50
716 exc @ 152.50
9500SS some wear @ 152.50

Shakespeare:
1795 cf slight wear @ 32.26
2091 e+wb @ 55.99

South Bend:
23 cf paint wear @ 51.00

Swiss:
Blasi Blue Flash exc @ 95.00
Fix 1/2 bail slight wear @ 14.50

Zebco:
Neat Display rack 12ft long X 32" high complete with 65 reels was
designed by Johnny Garland and
shown at the 2013 FATC show. started @ 2,750.00 NO BIDS
33 Spinner cut-a-way SS slight wear @ 150.00
Cardinals---
  3 second version exc+ @ 150.00
  6 3rd version ewb @ 97.00

there were some reels that did sell when sellers accepted best offers
sure wish we could see what they sold for !!
maybe some day Ebay will get their act together !!!???
Ben

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ben Wright's Spinning Reel Report for July 2015

JULY 2015

THE GOOD,  THE BAD    AND THE UGLY  !!!

THE GOOD:
A super rare Seamaster Prototype with skirted spool and odd manual line
pick-up. unfinished aluminum
in exc condition SOLD @ 9,999.00

THE BAD:
An Abu Cardinal 77X nib with buy-it-now @ 1,000.00 NO BIDS
Box ONLY for a Penn 707 B/N @ 195.00 NO BIDS
J C Higgins Simpson-Sears no 3335 paint wear b/n @ 299.00 NO BIDS
Shakespeare 2210-11 nib start @229.00 NO BIDS

THE UGLY:
Custom Garcia Mitchell 300's with wild bright colors with Pearl, gems,
star fish, spiders and others  glued to the
side plates.  prices range from 30.00 to 50.00 with no BIDS and they
have been listed B/4

More Reels:

Abu Cardinal 57 ewb @ 75.00

Airex Spinster second version ewb @ 24.50

Austria:
Two Trixi's type A both have slight wear @ 73.00 for both

Dam Quick:
Standard 250 FB nib @ 103.50

English:
Allcock The Duplex some wear @ 65.12
    "    Felton Crosswind no 2 ewb @ 95.42
Helical trout size exc w/case @ 133.50
Universal Threadex exc @ 167.27

French:
Centaure exc+ w/plastic case @ 75.00
        "  Pacific green some wear @ 112.50
Ru Atlantic Super ewb @ 61.23

German:
Preciosa DGMA exc @ 151.00
Sportex Speed Spin River some wear @ 190.75

Heddon 204 nib @ 26.33

Italian:
10 Alcedo medallions various models like new B/N @310.00 NO BIDS
Albatros third version some wear @ 60.98
Alcedo Omnia Deluxe exc+ @ 275.00
Cargem Jolly Deluxe some wear @ 93.25
Cargem stella D'oro some wear @218.19
Linx DRP e-wb @ 90.74
  Zangi 3V second version shiny Black finish exc- wear @ 142.57

Japan:
Compac Continental e+wb @ 29.95
rare Herters 63A e-wb @ 90.99
Lafayette (mitchell 300 copy) e-wb @ 29.99
Spin Mitey slight wear @ 63.63

Langley:
850 Deluxe ewb @ 30.00
860 exc @ 24.50

Mitchell:
441A nib @ 140.00
909 exc+ @ 132.50

Ocean City 350 yellow exc+ @ 68.00

Otco Slip Cast exc @ 61.50

Penn:
650SS nib @ 130.31
700 first version exc- with rare early box @ 128.19
701 (700) e+wb @ 124.37
701 (700) NIB @ 47.55
704 second version exc @ 160.80
706Znib @ 162.56

Spain:
La Dorada Chritin some wear @  174.30

Swiss:
Blasi Blue Flash exc+ @ 99.98
Fix 1/2Bail slight wear @ only 17.15

Zebco:
99 CF Reel-N-Rod combo nip @ 240.00
101  "  "      "    "        "        "    @240.00

A few odd balls:
Budweiser Beer Can rod/reel nip @ 28.00
St Croix Fishing Machine rod/reel exc @ 132.51
Uslan 500 model 1 slight wear @ 167.50

way to many to list that were way over priced !!!!
Ben

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ben Wright's Spinning Reel Report for June 2015

JUNE 2015

IT CAN STOP RAINING ANYTIME NOW !!!!

WHAT'S HOT------------------------
Abu 444 5th version nib  @147.59
A/F Monogram 200-six nib @ 140.49
Alcedo Micron/Coptes dark green/White exc+ @ 210.00
Centaure Pacific 5 exc @ 182.60
Crack Contact 400 gold nib @ 227.00
Dam Quick 1001 nib @ 209.50
Fin Nor no 3 nib w/zipper case @ 460.00
Johnson Pink Princess 100AP CF nib @ 222.00
Penn 716 ewb @ 255.00
Zebco Cardinal 3 third version nib @ 273.00
QTY 4 zero hour Bomb co. CF 1-black, 1-red and two tan spinner heads all
have signs of wear
with one box @ 326.56
50th anniv Zebco 33LTD CF s/n 0097 exc+ w/case -wood base @420.00

WHATS NOT------------(reel deals)
Fin Nor no 3 exc @ 135.55
Herters 83 by Zangi slight wear @ 25.00
Dam Quick 110 ewb @ 56.50
Johnson Pink Princess 100AP slight wear on cap @ 47.97
Langley 820 ewb @ 14.99
Mitchell 330 otomatic nib @ 50.00
Penn 700 first version exc @ 36.00
BLACK Penn 710 minor wear @ 59.06
Phanton Miracle cast B250 Japan nib @ 9.99
Shakespeare 2064/65 cut-a-way SS exc no handle @31.96
odd ball spin flight Hawk X-5A Japan exc @ 13.50
Spotex Ocean 55 Germany exc @ only 75.00
St Croix Range Finder RF-76 CF slight wear @ 8.49

More Reels------
Abu:
Garcia gold max 507 nib @ 122.50
Garcia 3 gold max clear plastic exc @ 145.50
Cardinals---
  33 repro nib @ 172.50
  33CDL repro nib w/original box started @ 700.00 was ended by seller
early why??
Airex:
Eldorado cf e-wb @ 49.99

Cooks
Premier deluxe cf Johnson?? nib @ 49.85

Daiwa:
GS-9 slight wear @ 65.00

Dam Quick:
2012 nib @ 99.99

English:
Hardy Hardex no 11 mk 11 exc @ 150.00

French:
Freino Pexor exc @ 69.86
Mepps super meca red slight wear @ 99.99

Langley:
830 ewb @ 51.00
860 ewb @ 28.99

Mitchell:
300DL ewb @ 597.87
300 pro e+wb @ 120.00
403 nib @ 83.00
508 rod reel combo slight wear @ 360.55

Ocean City:
310 nib @ 29.99

Shakespeare:
2062 first version e+wb @ 49.99
Sigma Whisker Titan 2401-040 japan nib @ 79.00

Waltco:
neat NY-O-Lite maroon/white spinning set w/lures and line nib @ 76.00

Zebco:
33 Black cf e-wb @ 88.61
840L Omega nib @ 39.09
870 nib @ 39.00

Last and it was NOT a spinning reel------------------ it was a Penn Model F
exc that sold @ 1676.01 knew I should have keep all those old penn's  I had

Ben

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Ben Wright's Spinning Reel Report for May 2015

MAY 2015

MORE CRAZY WEATHER AND MORE CRAZY PRICES !!!!

WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT ????

THE FOLLOWING REELS HAD " NO BIDS"  check out some of these starting or
buy-it-now prices !!
Abu Cardinal 77X nib @ 1500.00
 super rare Alcedo 2C/S salesman sample with clear plastic side plate @
only 14.33 ??
Brandie Trig-matic S410 nib  japan @199.99
funny-Heddon 248 exc but had a large cotter pin for handle knob @ 5.00
Mitchell 408 nib @ 399.99
Ocean City 350 yellow nib @ 125.00
Pflueger Pelican 1020 nib @ 129.98
Shakespeare 2020 exc- @ 1500.00

A few reel deals that sold !
Ferax France exc @ 17.58
Flo-Line nib @ 46.00
Langley cast-flo Deluxe CF exc @ 12.50
two Ocean City 350 yellow exc @ 15.95   Red @ 16.50
Marblehead Mite japan ewb @ 7.99
Penn 700 first version exc @ 32.88
Penn 712 exc @ 26.00
South Bend Futura 101 cf exc @ 9.00
NOT WALTCO NY-O-LITE black/gold exc @ 9.99
Zebco Sterling 7025 exc @ 9.99

More Reels
Abu Cardinals:
3 first version exc- @ 255.99
early 44 version ? nib @ 243.95

Airex:
Black Vic ewb @ 198.00 wOW

Bronson:
two Buddy 800 one e-wb @ 18.50 one nib @ 30.01

English:
early Allcock Felton Crosswind ewb @ 142.62
Canute exc @ 168.48
Illingworth-----
  no 2 ewb @ 388.48
  no 4 some wear @ 379.48
  no 5 1/2bail some wear @ 379.48

French:
Centaure pacific 5 exc @ 112.50
Lasso some wear @ 67.00

Italian:
two Alcedo Micron's both curved leg one ewb @ 127.50 one nib @ 202.50
Niagara Supreme re-paint @ 86.00

Japanese:
Daiwa GS-1 e+wb @ 81.05
Olympic 83 exc @ 128.50 Wow
Regent Champ cf nib @173.29 holy cow
spin mity exc+w/case @ 68.55

Mitchell:
3-0-4 1958 e+wb @ 116.96
410DL e+wb @ 465.00
440A Match exc+ @ 160.72

Penn:
712 metallic brown re-paint @ 112.50
4300SS nib @ 72.00
4500 SS exc @ 51.00

Shakespeare:
south bend 77 cf e+wb @ 25.99
1810 cf ewb @ 72.00 wow
Pres 11 2810 nmwb @ 100.00

Zebco:
A/I Monogram 150-three e+wb @ 62.57
Cardinal 4 5th version nib @ 201.53
Last--------------
  two zebco 4/ Abu 44 clear plastic saleman sample side plates (no
reels) both nip
one @ 105.00
one @ 158.50 are you kidding me !!!??
Ben

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Friday Funhouse (Lang's Edition)


In honor of our semi-annual Lang's Week, I humbly offer to you my 12 Things I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them, Lang's edition. Remember to register for Lang's which is holding auctions Saturday and Sunday!

This is about as historical a lure as you’re going to find: the Jeanette Hawley Heddon minnow.



Who wouldn’t like a Shapleigh minnow in the box!



A Howe’s Vacuum Bass Bait in the tin is superb.


I like Shakespeare Kazoo Bugs.



This Harrison hook sample kit is great.



Who wouldn’t love this Knowles Tuna reel?


An Arthur Walker prototype reel is incredible.



This Meek & Milam #2 is cool.



These cow horn reels are just flat out amazing.



Who wouldn’t love Bill Edwards personal fly rod.



Love these torpedo buckets.



The Artistic is a fantastic bait.



As always, have a great weekend — and be good to each other, and yourself.

— Dr. Todd

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

John Elder sent this video in of some huge bass being caught in San Diego … note how low the reservoir is!



12 Things I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This Nifty Minnow box is nice.


Can’t beat this nice Kosmic reel.


This Bates Serpentine is unreal.



A Case Rotary Marvel is a great find.


Who wouldn’t like a Bagley B1 in this color!


A Meek #2 Tournament is a blast.



I like this Jennings Torpedo a lot.



Conroy, Bissett & Malleson reels are super cool.



A Charmer Minnow is always a charming find.



This CCBC Tarpon Pikie in the box is a classic combo.



The A&F Passport is a really cool little rod.



These little Montague fly reels are really climbing in price.



As always, have a great weekend — and be nice to each other, and yourself.

— Dr. Todd

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Fishing Photographer with Doug Bucha




Just wanted to keep up with Bill Sonnett when it comes to fishing with antique fishing tackle. I caught these two trout north of Dowagiac today, using my old Alcedo Micron ultralight reel mounted on an old five foot ultralight buggy whip. The reel has given me a lot of trouble free service for over fifty years and it still works like a jewel. I've owned this reel since I was a kid.



Good fishing with old tackle,

Doug Bucha

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ben Wright's Spinning Reel Report for April 2015

APRIL 2015

WHERE DID SPRING GO ????????????????

WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT ?????
   CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE PRICES PAID !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Abu Cardinal 33CDL RE-PRO NIB SOLD @740.00
ABU 333 FIRST VERSION E+WB SOLD @ 382.44
DAIWA GS-1 EWB SOLD @ 180.50
FLIP-IT NIB SOLD @ 71.01
JOHNSON PINK PRINCESS 100AP NIB SOLD @ 330.00
TWO-PENN 712'S BOTH NEW IN BOX ONE SOLD@182.50 ONE SOLD @242.00
PFLUEGER PELICAN 1020 NIB SOLD @ 113.73
WALTCO NY-O-LITE GREEN/WHITE NIB SOLD @ 160.16 HOLY COW !!!

Abu cardinals:
 two-33 re-pro' s both nib one @ 174.99 one @ 187.50
66 second version ewb @ 178.60
57 nib @ 202.50
rare garcia 855 (55 prototype?) made in Sweden slight wear @ 255.00

Airex:
FB spinster 417 mk V1 nib @ 37.00
mastereel cat 310 nib @ 81.00

Daiwa:
7350H-RL salesman sample plastic side plate exc @ 45.00

EARLY ENGLISH
    ILLINGWORTH------------
no 2 exc- with case @ 366.02
no 2 exc with case @ 371.13
no 2 some wear no case @ 497.80
no 3 exc with case @ 335.60
no 3 exc with case @ 380.66
note all above have exposed gears !
no 4 wear with box @ 261.77
no 5 mpu e-wb @ 480.79

French:
Crack 100 second version nib @ 125.00
Centaure Pacific exc w/plastic case @ 40.00
Bretton 400r nib @ 19.78

Italian:
Two Micron's curved leg both exc one @ 107.50  one @ 127.50
Mark V ewb @ 306.00
ZANGI--------------
Orvis 50A factory MPU exc @ only 95.00
Orvis 50A FB like new @ 182.50
Orvis 100A exc+ @ 122.50

Japan:
H/I classic 250 exc w/1/2 of box @ 31.14
Lews Speed Spin 1 ewb @ 61.00
Tina Mite some wear @ 76.11
Orvis 3 spin ewb @ 26.61

Mitchell:
rare second version exc+ @ only 163.10
Quartz gold 330 ltd ewb @ 232.00
book Collectors reference guide by Dennis Roberts #196 @ 195.00

Langley:
820GB ewb box marked 820G @ 30.99
870 nib @ 20.50

Ocean City:
350 yellow/white nib @ 52.51

Shakespeare:
1756 CF nib @ 53.70
two 1870's both have slight wear @ 103.50 for both

Zecco:
55 CF e+wb @ 31.99
860 nib @ 81.15

A few other reels:
Martin 103 nib @ 56.55
ranger Line Tamer exc @ 104.53
NY-O-LITE ( not Waltco) black/gold exc @ only 19.02
Last was a neat 1968 OLd Pal  Catalog fishing stuff exc @ 22.21
Ben

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

This is a cool 1970s video of the great Charlie Brewer bass fishing in Mexico in the 1970s.



12 Things I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

Early Pflueger Wizards are cool baits.



This Chapman is ultra rare.



This is a pretty sweet Pflueger Worth in the box.



Well, for once this isn’t false advertising — this Vamp is A1 great.



These little Shakespeares are awesome.



This is a sweet Winchester underwater minnow.



Love this Tycoon rod!



This Jitterbug is sweet.



Old Pflueger Medalists are skyrocketing in price.



Water Wave (Everready) is one of the weirdest lure colors ever.



You won’t find a nicer JVH fly reel than this one!



As always, have a great weekend, be good to each other — and yourself!

— Dr. Todd

Monday, April 6, 2015

In the News ... Duane Peterson of Northland Tackle


Some new names are inducted into the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame … including Duane Peterson. He is one of the more underrated figures in modern tackle history, having founded Northland Tackle Co. in 1975 in Minnesota. Northland is an interesting company that innovated a lot of cool tackle over the years, but I always think fondly about them because as a precocious little kid in 1979 I used to write him letters asking him questions about tackle. He always responded. Now, I wrote a hundred letters to every tackle company I could find an address for, usually asking for catalogs and sending along a few questions. It’s surprising how few took the time to write back. So the fact Duane took the time to write a snot-nosed little kid is cool in my book.



Anyway, congrats to Duane for this honor (he was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2012). And thanks for writing back to a little kid!

— Dr. Todd

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Friday Funhouse


The Video of the Week

This is a cool video of surf fishing in the 1960s



12 Things I Would Buy If Only I Could Afford Them

This Bogdan #50 Light Salmon Fly Reel iS AWESOME.



A Hardy St. George Multiplier is oh so rare.



A 1910 Heddon Black Sucker is nice.



An ABU Cardinal 33 in the box is a nifty reel.



A B.F. Meek #2 tournament is pretty rare.



How often do you see a Radium Minnow?



This Kent Frog is super rare!



Heddon wood Punkinseeds are always popular.



Even beat up these Arbogast Pikes are cool.



A nice Tadpolly in the box is a fun find.



This Heddon Pukninseed is in a cool color.



A Shakespeare Revolution is always a nice find.



As always, have a great weekend — and be good to each other, and yourself.

— Dr. Todd